Missing plutonium ‘just on paper’
`Almost 30kg of plutonium apparently missing from the Sellafield nuclear plant is simply an auditing issue, it has been announced.
The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) confirmed 29.6kg of plutonium – enough to make seven nuclear bombs – was “unaccounted for” in auditing records.
Operator, the British Nuclear Group (BNG), said it was a discrepancy between physical and book inventories.
UKAEA said there was no reason to think there was any “real loss” of plutonium. [..]
The figures also showed that 16.4kg of naturally-depleted uranium was also unaccounted for.’