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Old 04-12-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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Pretty scary stuff:
washingtonpost.com


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........While the disaster unfolded, Bieniawski and his team from the Energy Department had another worry: They had packed 39.6 pounds of highly enriched uranium, enough to make a nuclear bomb, into a shipping container, ready for a secret evacuation by road to a port and then by sea to the United States.


The quake threw up several new hurdles for the secret mission, and Bieniawski's first concern, he recalled in an interview, was this: Was the container damaged? Grabbing a phone before the lines went dead, he learned that the weapons-grade material was intact. But his team's problems had just begun.........

Nation & World | Chile gives its last weapons-grade uranium to U.S. | Seattle Times Newspaper
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