CNN — A Libyan armed group claims to have found the barrels of natural uranium that went missing in southern Libya. A video posted by Mahjoub showed a man wearing a hazmat suit vocally counting 18 blue barrels that allegedly contain the missing natural uranium. A total of 2.5 tons of natural uranium in the form of uranium ore concentrate were reported missing by the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] this week, after inspectors conducted verification activities Tuesday. A barrel-sized hole was found cut open to the side of the storage warehouse, Mahjoub added. The IAEA had said that the missing uranium posed "little radiation hazard but it requires safe handling."
Source: Libya Today March 17, 2023 21:13 UTC