Scheme to Deliver Uranium Enrichment Plant to Libya Uncovered in South Africa

(Los Angeles Times)Douglas Frantz and William C. Rempel - Authorities pursuing traffickers in nuclear weapons technology recently uncovered a scheme to deliver a complete uranium enrichment plant to Libya, exposing a previously undetected South African branch of Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan's global black market in nuclear know-how and equipment. In September, police raided a factory outside Johannesburg where they found the elements of a two-story steel processing system for the enrichment plant, packed in 11 freight containers for shipment to Libya.

2004-11-30 00:00:00

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