Report: U.S. Cannot Account for Nearly Three Tons of Nuclear Material Shipped Overseas
A new report has found the U.S. government cannot account for nearly three tons of nuclear material it has shipped overseas.
According to the Government Accountability Office, the United States cannot confirm the whereabouts of some 5,900 pounds of highly enriched uranium and separated plutonium, enough material to make dozens of nuclear weapons.
The United States relies on foreign nations to track the material once it is shipped overseas, but according to the GAO, nearly half of the international sites mandated to hold the dangerous material fail to meet International Atomic Energy Agency security guidelines.
Is there a black nuclear market? It would probably be high margins.