Sunday, June 04, 2006

Iran would be glad...

... about such a deal:

In August, the Wall Street Journal reported on Idaho scrap-metal dealer Tom Johansen's legitimate 1993 purchase of state-of-the-art nuclear reprocessing equipment from a Department of Energy (DOE) surplus sale. Johansen also was able to obtain operating instructions for making bomb-grade uranium with the equipment by paying DOE a $280 photocopying fee. The Wall Street Journal said the sale went through because the DOE man in charge was about to retire and could not persuade his superiors of the inappropriateness of selling such dangerous materials. [Wall Street Journal, 8-3-94]

Sheesh, I always wanted my own 235U enrichment facilities.

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