Corruption paper on PBMR

A surprise announcement was delivered to the pebble bed modular reactor (PMBR) project in South Africa’s 2010 budget – it would no longer obtain significant state funds. As a result the project had to dismiss 75 per cent of its staff. It had spent in the region of nine billion …

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Government pulls plug on PBMR

Jul 18, 2010 | By PREGA GOVENDER The government has pulled the plug on its ambitious nuclear energy programme after pumping more than R9-billion into it over more than 11 years. There have been suggestions that this figure is far higher than declared and allegations that PBMR funding resulted in …

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4 South Africans busted in alleged ‘dirty bomb’ sting shootout at Pretoria petrol station – radioactive material recovered

10 July 2010 An international police sting at a Pretoria petrol station has netted four men involved in the sale of a highly radioactive metal suspected to be destined for use in a dirty bomb. The high-risk operation by the Hawks’ specialised tactical unit was carried out yesterday. Police recovered …

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