Israel sends hundreds of kilograms of nuclear waste to the United States

So let me get this straight. The US gives Israel $3 billion per year for no apparent reason, plus free weapons, loan guarantees and God knows what else, totalling to about $30 billion per year, and in return, we get sent their nuclear waste. OK.

The Dimona reactor is where Israel’s undeclared, nuclear weapons of mass distruction are stored. Dimona has not been inspected by the IAEA.

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Israel has returned hundred of kilograms of nuclear waste from its nuclear reactor in Nahal Sorek to the U.S., the head of Israel’s Nuclear Energy Commission Dr Shaul Horev revealed on Monday.

Speaking at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ministerial conference on nuclear safety in Vienna, Horev did not specify the exact amount of waste that had been returned, but according to estimates, Israel has sent back at least hundreds of kilograms’ of 93% enriched uranium, which was used to power the Sorek reactor.

The operation took place after Israel’s Nuclear Energy Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy signed an agreement for the return of the nuclear waste over a year and a half ago. After the agreement was signed, an American ship collected nuclear waste from both Israel and Turkey.

The Sorek research reactor is a small five megawatt facility that was donated to Israel by the U.S. within the framework of former president David Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” program. Israel also received 93% enriched uranium to fuel the reactor. The reactor has remained under IAEA supervision for years

(www.gorillawire.com /30.09.2011)

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