[ RadSafe ] Attack on South African N-plant

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Sun Dec 30 09:47:02 CST 2007

December 30

         According to a recent editorial page column in the Washington Post 
(re-printed in the Albuquerque Journal), four armed men broke into the 
Pelindaba nuclear plant in South Africa.  (Pelindaba is about 18 miles west 
of Pretoria.)  The column says that "hundreds of kilograms of weapons-grade 
uranium" are stored at Pelindaba.  Apparently the invaders took 
nothing.  Here are links about the break-in.




The next link is not about the break in.  According to this link, the 
general manager of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation was gunned 
down execution-style about four months before the break in at Pelindaba.


         The author of the Washington Post column is Micah Zenko, a 
research associate in the project on Managing the Atom at Harvard 
University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.  The 
Belfer Center's link is http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/   This link is 
to Zenko's article:

Steven Dapra

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