UN warns over tonnes of missing uranium in Libya
The UN’s nuclear watchdog says it is trying to locate around two and a half tonnes of uranium that have gone missing from a site in Libya not under government control.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said its inspectors found that 10 drums containing uranium ore had disappeared when they visited the undisclosed site on Tuesday.
They are now trying to establish what happened and how the nuclear material was removed.
Inspectors fear the uranium could pose a radiological risk as well as nuclear security concerns.
They had intended to visit the location last year, but the trip had to be postponed because of fighting between different Libyan militias.