Tag: Highly Enriched Uranium

Did Mammoet and Atomflot Divert Salvaged Nuclear Material from Kursk Submarine?

K-141 Kursk, the Russian Navy’s Oscar-II class nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine, was regarded to be one of the nation’s highest achievement in submarine technology. By: α Leonis‏ @Cynecin   The submarine was powered by 2 OK-650b pressurized water nuclear reactors with uranium fuel rods enriched to 20%-45% (HEU). Oscar carried two dozen huge P-700 Granit missiles and were the largest attack submarines ever built with the capability to defeat an entire United States aircraft carrier group.   The ramjet-powered engine could propel the missile at speeds of Mach 1.6 to a range of 388 miles. It packed either a 1,653-lb...

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Orient Trail – Highly Enriched Uranium from U.S. to Russia-Pakistan-Iran-North Korea

Russia has one of the world’s largest stockpiles of bomb-grade Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU). What’s worse is that they have problems keeping track of that material. The map below indicates HEU seizures as reported by the IAEA between 1994-2014. [1] By: α Leonis @Cynecin One of these seizures occurred in 2006 in Georgia when Robert Mueller was Director of the FBI. Nuclear forensics conducted by the United States indicated that it came from the Russian HEU cache marked in red on the map. [2] This should have been considered a serious risk when CFIUS reviewed the sale of UraniumOne to...

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