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Lawsuit: Israel Should Pay for Weapons-Grade Uranium Smuggling Site Cleanup

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posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 01:05 PM
Well this is kind of interesting.

News release from the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep)

A federal lawsuit seeks disclosure of thousands of Central Intelligence Agency files revealing why the CIA is convinced that Israel stole enough U.S. government-owned weapons-grade uranium in the 1960’s to manufacture over a dozen atomic weapons.

The 147-page complaint (PDF) filed in DC’s U.S. District Court contains exhibits about how U.S. weapons-grade uranium was illegally diverted from the now-defunct Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) in Apollo, Pennsylvania into the clandestine Israeli nuclear weapons development program. The CIA for decades has blocked researcher Freedom of Information Act access to its core files on the NUMEC diversion.


Just some more of the shady stuff that Israel does on our shores, I guess.

posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 01:21 PM
From OP source: the United States of America:

1.An FBI eyewitness account of NUMEC executives stuffing irradiators with weapons-grade uranium canisters for rush shipment to Israel.
2.A leaked file of CIA Directorate of Operations Chief Carl Duckett confirming the illegal diversion to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
3.The NUMEC facility visit during its highest-loss year of Israel’s top spies, including Jonathan Pollard’s handler Rafael Eitan and Avraham Bendor.
4.LBJ and Carter administration attempts to cover-up CIA’s compelling evidence that an illegal diversion occurred.
5.CIA Tel Aviv Station Chief John Hadden’s analysis that NUMEC “was an Israeli operation from the beginning.”
6.Former Atomic Energy Commissioner Glenn T. Seaborg’s account of the Energy Department claims that traces of the specialized highly-enriched uranium provided to NUMEC were picked up in Israel.
7.A GAO report on NUMEC with CIA equity the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel compelled be publicly released in 2014.

Currently, U.S. taxpayers are expected to pay for a nearly half-billion dollar U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cleanup of the environment surrounding the undercapitalized smuggling front’s former plant sites and waste dump.

According to IRmep Director Grant F. Smith, “It is our hope that this lawsuit is a productive step in finally holding those truly responsible for the NUMEC fiasco accountable.”

But wait, NUMEC, an American company shipped the uranium to Israel.......why?

The Apollo Affair was a 1965 incident in which a US company, Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC), in the Pittsburgh suburbs of Apollo and Parks Township, Pennsylvania was investigated for losing 200-600 pounds of highly enriched uranium. In 1965, the FBI investigated Zalman Shapiro, the company's president, over the loss of 206 pounds of highly enriched uranium. After investigations by the Atomic Energy Commission, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, other government agencies, and inquiring reporters, no charges were ever filed. A General Accounting Office study of the investigations declassified in May 2010 stated "We believe a timely, concerted effort on the part of these three agencies would have greatly aided and possibly solved the NUMEC diversion questions, if they desired to do so."[1]

In February 1976 the CIA briefed senior staff at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) about the matter, stating that the CIA believed the missing highly enriched uranium went to Israel. The NRC informed the White House, leading to President-elect Carter being briefed about the investigation. Carter asked for an assessment by his National Security Advisor, whose staff concluded "The CIA case is persuasive, though not conclusive."[2][3]

And now we believe the alphabet agency? I like this part: "The CIA case is persuasive, though not conclusive." Why would any other country be responsible for US soil clean up when the US shipped it out? And why doesn't the CIA know where the uranium went?

Whoever was pushing the broom at the time was responsible for the cleanup. This is just a bunch of malarkey and shows how grossly inept the US is/was with it's uranium and the alphabet agencies.

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posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 02:04 PM
Inept my arse....................the government aided and abetted treason at the highest levels.....its that simple....
There is NO WAY IN HELL....they DIDNT know what was going on......
AIPAC strikes again!

posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 03:20 PM
I live near Apollo. Where is this supposed site that needs cleaned up? I know of no such place.

I know of this place. 75

It just says that there is more waste there than they thought. Maybe it is the missing Uranium.
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posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 03:25 PM
You aren't supposed to could be beneath your back garden......

posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 07:58 PM
We were discussing it here as well, at least discussing the actual theft(?).

Interesting read, thanks!

posted on Feb, 25 2015 @ 08:24 PM
a reply to: FireflyStars
Thanks for the cross-reference. It's sort of mind-boggling...on one level. Not so surprising on another. This kind of thing has been going on for a very long time, probably since Israel became Israel, and , my guess is, even before.
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