1991 NIS Nuclear Trafficking
1991 Reported Thefts and Seizures
- July 16: Mozambique: In Spring 1989 Uranium Was Already Being Sold in Maputo
- July 19: Mozambique: The Uranium Trade is Not Denied
- August 5: Interpol Investigating Report of Uranium Market in Mozambique
- August 30: Crisis Fallout: The Soviet Turmoil Up- ends Nuclear Safety Strategies
- October 17: Radioactive Material At Italian Border
- November 13: Uranium Traffic From the USSR to the Como Area
- November 21: Nuclear Alarm
- November 25: New Soviet Nuclear Challenge
- December 8: Soviet Nuclear Yard Sale
- December 8: Explosive Disunion: The Trade in Soviet Nuclear Know-how
- December 10: Nukes For Sale?
- December 16: Ministry Warns of `Red Mercury' on Black Market
- December 20: CIA To Increase Scrutiny of Allies' Trade Moves
- December 31: Soviets Said to Sell Nuclear Supplies
- December 31: Soviets Reported Trying to Sell A-Materials
This material is produced independently for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of and has not been independently verified by NTI or its directors, officers, employees, or agents. Copyright 2015.
The NIS Nuclear Trafficking Collection highlights proliferation-significant cases of nuclear materials diversion, and includes abstracts on all reported instances of trafficking in nuclear and radioactive materials in or from the Newly Independent States from 1991 to the present.
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