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Kazakhstan: Uranium Hunters by Justin Jin (44 images)

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A 2001 report by the US Department of Energy estimated that there was enough material in Russia to build 80,000 nuclear weapons. Much of it was not secure, languishing in the post-Soviet wasteland of underfunded university laboratories and aging nuclear facilities. The spectre of a dirty bomb getting into the hands of al-Qaeda prompted the US to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in hunting down the missing uranium. Harvard Professor Graham Allison has described nuclear terrorism as the...
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