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Stolen Plutonium And Dirty Bomb Materials US!
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16th July 2018 - US Officials Robbed Of Plutonium And Dirty Bomb Materials

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We wish we could say this is from The Onion but it's a now viral story that's but the latest representation of extreme government incompetence in handling deadly radioactive materials. Two Department of Energy security officials tasked with transporting deadly substances left plutonium in the back of their Ford Expedition, where it was promptly stolen from a Marriott parking lot in San Antonio.

And over a year later and after what appears to be a ham-handed investigation that was prematurely shut down perhaps for fear of public embarrassment, authorities still have no clue as to the whereabouts of what the government admits are "bomb-usable materials".


The Energy Department’s inspector general concluded in 2009 – the most recent public accounting – that at least a pound of plutonium and 45 pounds of highly-enriched uranium that had gone missing in the prior half-decade (since 2004) "were significant" and could be used by terrorists. The inspector general's report stated, “Considering the potential health risks associated with these materials and the potential for misuse should they fall into the wrong hands, the quantities written off were significant.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-1...-materials
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16 July 2018: "Rep. Joaquin Castro is demanding answers from U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry after an investigative report revealed dangerous nuclear materials were stolen from a car parked at a San Antonio hotel in March 2017."
https://www.ksat.com/news/congressman-ca...en-from-sa
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#3
https://www.rt.com/usa/433449-plutonium-...n-missing/
"it wasn't an important or dangerous amount " of plutonium

Yeah what's a couple specks of plutonium and cesium, considering how much they've scattered to the winds and leaked out to sea with nuclear mishaps. Who keeps track of this stuff?

"...up to six tons of bomb-grade material may be unaccounted for."

Hundreds of tons sit in spent fuel pools at every nuclear power plant. Thousands of tons of ore was processed to make that toxic nuclear material. Plenty of it everywhere.
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While this event is generating a lot of attention, the fact is nuclear material goes missing quite often. I went thru the ENs for 2017 to see if this particular event was reported to the NRC but didn't find anything. But I have to admit I didn't look that hard ( I have other thing to do )  

For 2017 I have 93 events concerning Lost/Stolen material.

As I record each days EN reports I characterize them by the nature of the report.

Power Reactor, Medical, Damaged/Malfunction, Lost/Stolen, Fuel Cycle, Contamination, misc

Lost/Stolen may include items recovered, temporary loss of location during shipping, temporarily misplaced, left it my other lab coat pocket, etc. To me it's a loss of control or awareness of where the material is.

The items described in this list may have been eventually accounted for but I have no info on that.

As far as I know no news organization reads or publishes any of the info from the NRC's daily Event Notice posting.

Remember the people dealing with these materials claim to be trained professionals. It's a joke. These are the same "experts" that invented this technology, placed reactors near fault zones, tsunami zones,  volcanoes, drinking water supplies and numerous other places that can cause major problems. The entire nuclear industry is perpetuated by a bunch of psychopathic war mongering liars that constantly say " trust us ". If you trust them please visit our swag page. We have bridges for sale. You could lease an entire nation or rent a city for the day. We also have land for sale on Mars and the Moon. Asteroid vacations by special arrangement. Deposit required,  No refunds. Contact admin for details.

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93 reports

APPARENT UNCONTAINED RADIATION SOURCE DETECTED | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52467
LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGN | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52475
LOST GAS CHROMATOGRAPH | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52485
STOLEN THEN RECOVERED LICENSED MATERIAL | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52483
LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52494
LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52463
LOST SOURCES | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52410
LOST ELECTRON CAPTURE DEVICE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52312
LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52507
LOST/MISPLACED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52499
LOST/FOUND MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52525
MOISTURE DENISTY GAUGE SHIPMENT LOST IN TRANSIT | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52533
MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE SHIPMENT LOST IN TRANSIT | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52532
LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGN | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52530
STOLEN X-RAY FLUORESCENT ANALYZER | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52529
RADIOACTIVE DEVICE FOUND IN SCRAP YARD | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52545
MISSING TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52538
Retract CPN INSTROTEK NOTIFIED CALIFORNIA OF MISSING CPN NUCLEAR GAUGE LOCATION | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52559
MISSING TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52553
LOST IODINE-125 IMPLANT SEED | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52551
LOST RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52549
MISSING TRITIUM SOURCE AND DEPLETED URANIUM DISKS | MISSING TRITIUM SOURCE AND DEPLETED URANIUM DISKS
LOST THEN RECOVERED RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52569
LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52574
LOST I-125 SEED | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52598
MISSING IODINE 125 CALIBRATION SOURCES | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52593
LOST TROXLER GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52604
STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52610
IR-192 SOURCE SHIPPED TO THE WRONG LOCATION | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52606
MISSING CO-57 ANALYZER SOURCE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52612
STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52622



STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENISTY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52644
STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52656
LOSS OF CONTROL OF A SEALED SOURCE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52654
PACKAGE LOST DURING SHIPMENT | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52659
LOST TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52675
UNACCOUNTED STRONTIUM-90 SOURCES | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52684
STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52694
LOST SOURCE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52686
MISSING SOURCE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52720
LOST SOURCE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52726
THEFT OF TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52735
FOUND MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52770
RECOVERY OF MISSING TROXLER GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52766
MOISTURE/DENSITY GAUGE LOST IN TRANSIT | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52794
LOSS OF CONTROL OF LICENSED MATERIAL | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52809



ORPHANED Cs-137 SOURCE RECOVERED | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52832
STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52831
LOSS OF Ni-63 GAS CHROMATOGRAPH SOURCE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52842
LOST CHEMICAL AGENT DETECTOR | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52847
MISSING AND RECOVERED TROXLER GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52855
MISSING AND RECOVERED TROXLER GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52854
LOST AND RECOVERED PORTABLE GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52860
LOSS OF HELICOPTER INTEGRATED BLADE INSPECTION SYSTEM WITH 500 MICROCURIE STRONTIUM 90 SOURCE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52866
STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52028
Retract LOST IRIDIUM SOURCES IN TRANSIT | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52882
STOLEN AND RECOVERED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52893
Retract TWO NUCLEOSTAT IONIZER BARS IDENTIFIED MISSING | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52902
Retract MATERIAL IDENTIFIED LOST AFTER INVENTORY | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52900
MISSING PORTABLE NUCLEAR GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52925
LOST SOURCE FROM A DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52923
STOLEN THEN IMPROPERLY DISPOSED OF TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52941
IRIDIUM-192 SOURCE LOST DURING SHIPMENT | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52944
STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52978
LOSS OF CONTROL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52972
ORPHAN SOURCE DISCOVERY | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52971
TWO LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52970
FOUND TROXLER GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52975
WELL LOGGING SOURCES STUCK DOWN HOLE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52977



INADVERTENT DISPOSAL OF AN ELECTRON CAPTURE DETECTOR GAS CHROMATOGRAPH | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52985
STUCK WELL LOGGING TOOL | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en52994
STOLEN Cd-109 SOURCE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53006
LOST OR MISSING MATERIAL | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53012
STOLEN WELL LOGGING SOURCES | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53016
FOUR LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53021
LOST Cs-137 VIAL STANDARD | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53029
MISSING XRF DEVICE RETURNED TO MANUFACTURER FOR REPAIRS | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53028
STOLEN GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53027
LOSS OR THEFT OF LICENSED NUCLEAR MATERIAL | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53013
LOST TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53045
LOSS NI-63 GAS CHROMATOGRAPH SOURCE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53050
LOST URANIUM SOURCE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53063
MATERIAL STOLEN AND NOT RECOVERED | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53062
STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53066
MISSING POLONIUM-210 SEALED SOURCE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53076
GENERAL LICENSE TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS MISSING | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53080
STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53079
MATERIAL STOLEN AND NOT RECOVERED | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53062
STOLEN PORTABLE GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53094
STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53078
LOST POLONIUM SOURCE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53109
Update LOSS OR THEFT OF LICENSED NUCLEAR MATERIAL | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53013
STOLEN AND RETRIEVED TROXLER GAUGE | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...ml#en53129

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#5
I looked also for that particular event also and found nothing. At the time, I was checking the event notices for tweet material so I checked my tweets and found no notice of this event there either. Thanks so much for compiling the lost/stolen/missing list. That Is impressive (not in a good way).
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