Secret Uranium Airlift Revealed

by Laurence on 9/14/2004

Press Release: Secret Mission Airlifts Enriched Uranium From Uzbekistan:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced September 13 that some highly enriched uranium fuel (HEU) suitable for building nuclear weapons has been successfully returned to Russia from Uzbekistan.
The secret mission, completed September 9, involved airlifting the uranium from an airport near Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to a facility in Dmitrovgrad, Russia, where it will be down-blended to low enriched uranium that does not pose a proliferation threat.


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