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Originally posted by gentledissident
We probably sold it to Mexican drug runners.
Originally posted by SilentNoise
After reading the report, you can't tell how much, if any, was weapons grade HEU. It looks like the program that ran for the last 15 years was sending material abroad to help scientists with nuclear reactors and other experiments.
I would "Hope" the US wouldn't be stupid enough to send weapons grade HEU to other countries. Especially since the only thing weapons grade HEU is used for is nuclear weapons. You don't need weapons grade uranium to run a nuclear reactor.
reply to post by silent thunder
Project Sapphire was a successful 1994 covert operation of the United States government to remove 1,278 pounds (581 kilos) of weapons-grade enriched uranium for Alfa class submarines (enough to build over 1,000 nuclear weapons) from a warehouse at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant outside Ust-Kamenogorsk in the former Soviet republic of far eastern Kazakhstan, with the assistance of that country's government, in order to prevent nuclear proliferation.