Russian smuggled nuclear-bomb uranium, officials say

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"WASHINGTON (AP) – Republic of Georgia authorities, aided by the CIA, set up a sting operation last summer that led to the arrest of a Russian man who tried to sell a small amount of nuclear-bomb grade uranium in a plastic bag in his jacket pocket, U.S. and Georgian officials said.

Georgian attempts to trace the nuclear material since the arrest and confirm whether the man indeed had access to larger quantities have foundered from a lack of cooperation from Russia.

None of the U.S. officials would confirm the exact weight of the seizure or its quality, but Merabishvili said it was about 3.5 ounces of uranium enriched by more than 90 percent.

Uranium enriched at 90 percent is weapons grade"

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/24/uranium.sting.ap/index.html

This is the kind of stuff that could show up in a small nuke in the US, UK, or who knows where someday…and Russia sits on it’s a$$ doing nothing to help.


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90 percent is weapons grade :eek:


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Stupid Kid with a bag of enriched uranium: Tough Teeth Mrs Marsh!
Mrs Marsh: Put your teeth back in your mouth, silly!