2.5 tons of uranium reported missing in Libya

2023-03-16 16:12:01 | Last Update : 2023-03-16 16:16:37

UN nuclear inspectors reported that a total of 10 barrels of uranium were lost in the region in Libya. Uranium was equivalent to about 2.5 tons. It was said that the situation may pose a radiological risk.

2.5 tons of uranium reported missing in Libya
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According to Anadolu, UNnuclear inspectors said that approximately 2.5 tons of natural uranium stored in Libya was lost.

Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said 10 barrels containing uranium ore concentrate were lost.

“The loss of knowledge about the present location of nuclear material may present a radiological risk as well as nuclear security concerns," according to a statement from the IAEA chief.

It said that the situation should be handled immediately and an investigation should be initiated.

The IAEA is ready to provide the necessary assistance in this regard for the implementation of international nuclear safety standards and nuclear safety guidance.


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