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Dirty bomb' threat as UK ships plutonium to France.

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posted on Mar, 10 2008 @ 02:50 PM
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Dirty bomb' threat as UK ships plutonium to France.


www.independent.co.uk

Weapons-ready plutonium that terrorists could easily make into a nuclear bomb is to be carried hundreds of miles down the west coast of Britain in an unarmed ship, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.

Experts say that the plutonium dioxide powder, shortly to be taken to France from the Sellafield nuclear complex for the first time, would be an ideal material for creating a nuclear explosion and for use in a dirty bomb. One calls it "the worst possible material" to ship.

Yet the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, which owns Sellafield, is to take it on an old roll-on roll-off ferry with few security and safety features – even though it has used armed and better-equipped vessels to transport less dangerous nuclear materials in the past.
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posted on Mar, 10 2008 @ 02:50 PM
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Why is the UK shipping material that can be used to make "Numerous dirty bombs" on "ferrys" with little or no security? This sounds like an accident waiting to happen. Who could forsee that terrorist's might be interested in this type of cargo? Suspicious stupidity if you ask me.

www.independent.co.uk (visit the link for the full news article)

Related link:
www.telegraph.co.uk.../news/2008/03/10/nferry110.xml
[edit on 10-3-2008 by realmatrix]

[edit on 10-3-2008 by realmatrix]



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