Yellowcake, or concentrated uranium oxide
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UN envoy says 6,400 barrels of yellowcake is stored in Libya

The United Nations says nuclear inspectors will visit Libya to assess its uranium stockpiles, amid concerns about fragile security in the country.

The UN envoy to Libya, Tarek Mitri, told the Security Council that the IAEA team would arrive later this month.

He said 6,400 barrels of concentrated uranium, or yellowcake, were stored at a former military base in southern Libya, guarded by an army battalion.

Emily Thomas reports.

  • 10 Dec 2013
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