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A Nuclear Site Is Breached

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posted on Dec, 20 2007 @ 03:30 PM
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A Nuclear Site Is Breached




Shortly after midnight on Nov. 8, four armed men broke into the Pelindaba nuclear facility 18 miles west of Pretoria, a site where hundreds of kilograms of weapons-grade uranium are stored. According to the South African Nuclear Energy Corp., the state-owned entity that runs the Pelindaba facility, these four "technically sophisticated criminals" deactivated several layers of security, including a 10,000-volt electrical fence, suggesting insider knowledge of the system. Though their images were captured on closed-circuit television, they were not detected by security officers because nobody was monitoring the cameras at the time.


www.washingtonpost.com

This is really scary. This facility contains enough highly enriched uranium to make 25 nuclear weapons. Even so, four men were able to break into the site and were only stopped by an off-duty guard who was there to insure the safety of his fiance.




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