Party Voices Concern over Nuclear Security in South Africa
On 8 June 2011, the Democratic Alliance (DA) spokesperson announced that they had written to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with a request to ensure that South Africa's stock of weapons grade uranium is securely stored, and to help South Africa have its uranium downgraded so that it could not be used in the production of nuclear weapons. The DA also requested that the IAEA get the South African government to disclose the results of an investigation into the 2007 security breach at the Pelindaba nuclear research center.
Abstract Number: 20110720
Headline: Party Voices Concern over Nuclear Security in South Africa
Date: 8 June 2011
Bibliography: "DA Writes to IAEA over Nuclear Security Concerns," The Citizen, 8 June 2011, www.citizen.co.za
This material is produced independently for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey 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.
This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States.
Global Security Newswire
July 24, 2014
The head of a U.S. biodefense laboratory gave up his post after a blunder at the site sparked fears that anthrax had escaped, the New York Times reports.
July 24, 2014
Scientists now believe cat litter was not the only material responsible for an underground nuclear-waste leak, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports.