WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- More than 2 tons of missing radioactive uranium has been found in southern Libya after it sparked nuclear safety concerns.
- The Libyan National Army (LNA) recovered 10 barrels of uranium, which were abandoned about 3 miles from the storage facility.
- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) warned that the missing uranium could pose a nuclear security threat.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) has recovered more than 2 tons of missing radioactive uranium near a warehouse in southern Libya. The disappearance of the uranium had raised nuclear safety concerns, but the LNA spokesperson, Khaled Mahjoub, confirmed that 10 barrels of uranium had been recovered.
However, a video shared by Mahjoub showed workers counting 18 containers, and some of the blue-painted drums in the video displayed what appeared to be batch numbers. The footage did not show the barrels being opened.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN’s nuclear watchdog, had reported about 2.5 tons of uranium missing during a check at an unspecified site in the war-torn country on Tuesday.
The IAEA had warned that the missing uranium could pose a nuclear security threat. The agency also stated in a confidential statement to member states that it was aware of media reports that the uranium had been found and was working to verify them.
Mahjoub revealed that the site where the uranium was found was a warehouse near the border with Chad, which the IAEA last visited in 2020 and sealed with red wax. The barrels were discovered abandoned about 3 miles from the storage facility.
He speculated that a group of separatist fighters from Chad had raided the warehouse and stolen the barrels, hoping they might contain weapons or ammunition, but had subsequently ditched them.
Control of the country is split between the internationally recognized government in the capital, Tripoli, headed by Chairman of the Presidential Council of the State of Libya Mohamed al-Menfi, and the House of Representatives in the eastern city of Tobruk.
The LNA, commanded by warlord Khalifa Haftar, was battling rival western forces until 2020, before a ceasefire was declared, leaving the country divided.
8 thoughts on “Missing Uranium Found in Libya After Sparking Nuclear Safety Concerns”
When I first heard of this uranium being lost,the first thing that I thought of was that”joey mumbles”had given it to the corrupt chinese commies.
Wondered if it’s the same uranium that Hillary gave away to pad her pocket.
SO, THEY RECOVERED THE BARRELS AND DIDN’T OPEN THEM ? HOW DO THEY KNOW WHAT’S IN THEM ?
Exactly! I ain’t buying a word of it!
No prob. If it was ours at one time let Putin recover it. The Hillrat sold ours to the Ruskis years ago.
I worked in the nuclear industry in the mid 80s…..If you were missing a 1/8″ welding rod stub it was your ass. How did 2-1/2 tons of ANYTHING disappear? As it was left unattended I am betting it is either low level waste (Tools, Rags,gloves, Etc) or expended uranium fuel. 2-1/2 tones in 18-barrels=278 pounds per barrel. You know something just over 100 pounds of pure U238. will go critical and start a melt down,,,,,Maybe it COULD have ended up in China that way.
Bottom line, this is NOT what the writers want you to believe it is. Just don’t know they didn’t say it was PRESIDENT Trump that stole it. They must be slipping. Whatever the twit in the white house must be catchin’
I thought U-235 was the chain-reacting isotope, not 238.
I wonder if Joe’s son Hunter stole it or traded it for drugs. Has Joe ever been checked to see if he is using drugs. Sometimes he acts just exactually like a druggie. Falling on stairs, can’t remember where he is or what he is doing there. Makes up stories about what he has done, and has done none of them. Someone needs to check him out.
Don’t worry. Any lost uranium will end up with a Biden business partner like Russia, Ukraine or China or maybe that new group of friends he donated billions of dollars worth of US Military weapons to…whet were they called? Oh, yeah. The Taliban. So, it’s all good.