Around 2.5 tons of natural uranium have gone missing from a site in war-torn Libya, the United Nations nuclear watchdog has revealed, raising security and safety fears. The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement that its director general, Rafael Mariano Grossi, informed member states about the missing uranium Wednesday. That makes finding the missing uranium a priority. Russia claimed last year that Ukraine planned to deploy a so-called dirty bomb, but it provided no evidence. With sophisticated security and policing systems in place, de Bretton-Gordon said, it was unlikely the nuclear material would be used for "nefarious reasons."
Source: Libya Today March 17, 2023 04:21 UTC