Thursday, July 19, 2007

Nuclear Secrets Stolen From Lab

Not just any lab, but the lab that we sent all 500 tons of Saddam's uranium.

Apparently a contractor wanted to sell the secrets to other countries. Not expose the truth about Iraq's WMD's to more publicity.

WNBC:'s Jonathan Dienst has learned a contract worker is accused of stealing nuclear secrets from the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee.

Investigators said the worker, 67-year-old Roy Lynn Oakley, wanted to sell the secrets to a foreign country.

Investigators are calling the theft a serious breach of security at one of the country's most important nuclear research labs. Officials said there was serious concern the documents could have fallen into the hands of enemy states or even terrorist organizations.

NewsChannel4 has learned that among the materials allegedly stolen was classified information about the uranium enrichment process. Officials familiar with the case said Oakley will face charges including violations of the Atomic Energy Act.


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