US AND CHINA JOIN FORCES TO KEEP NUCLEAR MATERIAL FROM NIGERIA OUT OF THE HANDS OF TERRORISTS

The South China Morning Post on 15th January reported on a 6-country mission in October to move highly enriched uranium from a research reactor in the state of Kaduna that was believed to be a possible target of terrorist groups.  China had provided technical support and backing in the development of the Nigerian Research Reactor 1 in Kaduna, a miniature neutron source reactor (MNSR), designed for scientific research and training, among other activities, and which opened in 2004.  It used weapons-grade highly enriched uranium, or HEU.  The IAEA had been supervising a programme replacing HEU with lightly enriched uranium (LEU).

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2182064/us-and-china-collaborated-move-nuclear-material

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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