Chile's HEU ends up at Y-12

The AP and ABC both had reports about the high-security operations in Chile that recovered highly enriched uranium fuel. The project began before the big earthquake, and NNSA plans had to be adjusted significantly after the big quake.

The fresh fuel, capable of being converted into atomic bombs, was reportedly brought to Y-12. Here's the link to the Associated Press story. Here's a link to the ABC Nightline report.


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