[A-List] WMD: US Provided Weapons-Grade Uranium To 43 Countries
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Sun Mar 7 20:18:25 MST 2004
The Times Of India
Press Trust Of India
March 8, 2004
US gave uranium to 43 nations
WASHINGTON: The U.S. has given weapons-grade uranium
to 43 countries including Pakistan since the 1950s
under the Atoms for Peace programme and is making
little effort to get them back, a government
The Department of Energy said in a report that among
the countries which have refused to return the
material are Pakistan , Iran, Israel, Mexico, Jamaica
and South Africa.
The reasons for declining vary. Some of the bomb-grade
uranium is in use at research universities and
institutions that do not want to give it up.
Jon Wolfsthal, who ran the recovery programme from
1995 to 1997, said one important reason why so little
uranium has been returned is that "we are charging
these countries $5,000 kilogram to get it back."
The fee structure was set up in 1996, to help pay for
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