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US Weapons-Grade Uranium Diverted to Israel — Exclusive KZYX Radio Interview

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From IRmep: Jeffrey Blankfort, host of the KZYX radio program “Takes on the World,” interviews Grant F. Smith about the forthcoming book Divert! NUMEC, Zalman Shapiro and the Diversion of US Weapons Grade Uranium into the Israeli Nuclear Weapons Program.

Smith traces the history of how covert Haganah conventional arms smuggling operations by Israel and US supporters led to the establishment of a front company for nuclear materials theft. NUMEC was a US corporation established in Apollo, PA to supply material to Israel’s clandestine nuclear weapons program. Newly declassified files reveal how the FBI kept tabs on Shapiro, NUMEC’s president, David Lowenthal, a key venture capitalist, and top Israeli spies and nuclear weapons scientists Shapiro invited to visit. NUMEC is now subject to a $170 million environmental cleanup. The Department of Energy still lists 269 KG of NUMEC’s bomb-grade material as “unaccounted for” the highest loss in US history.

Listen here.

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

December 31, 2011 at 9:37 am

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