> The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) confirmed 29.6kg
> of plutonium - enough to make seven nuclear bombs
> was "unaccounted for" in auditing records.
> The figures also showed that 16.4kg of naturally-depleted
> uranium was also unaccounted for.
I'm not aware of any containers going missing, though we did manage to lose an entire reactor, which now lays buried and somewhat forgotten about..
This waste would be desks, chairs, anything wooden and burnable in a domestic fireplace, low level stuff, but still, it wasn't supposed to be dropped off at peoples homes.
> International researchers have warned that the world may be
> awash in unaccounted weapons-grade uranium and plutonium
> after completing a latest database of lost and stolen nuclear material.
http://www.economist.com/world/internat ... id=8633393
> a database maintained by the International Atomic Energy Agency
> (IAEA), the United Nations nuclear guardian, has clocked 16
> confirmed cases worldwide since 1993 where highly-enriched
> uranium or plutonium (both, in the right form, can be used as
> the fissile core of a nuclear weapon) has been lost, stolen or
> seized from would-be traffickers
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/n ... 789832.stm
> The UK supplied Israel with quantities of plutonium while
> Harold Wilson was prime minister
> They show Foreign Minister Kim Howells misled the IAEA
> and that Britain made not one, but hundreds of secret
> shipments of nuclear materials to Israel.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/ ... 77,00.html
> Britain secretly supplied the 20 tons of heavy water to Israel nearly
> half a century ago which enabled it to make nuclear weapons
> according to Whitehall documents which have been discovered
> at the Public Records Office.
I spent 2 years myself working at that place, so I'm a little more up to date on what shannaigans go on world wide, now unclassified documents show for example that the US supplied to Venezuela via the UK, with nuclear material. Not sure of the exact reference there, but a quick look on their site gives some information;
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/cata ... 718269&j=1
> Exchange of Notes concerning the Safeguards and Assurances
> relating to a Transfer of Nuclear Material from the
> United Kingdom to Venezuela