Valerie Plame and Wilson’s yellowcake in Libya, not Iraq

 Sitting in row after row, each 15 long by four high, the blue barrels of Nigerian yellowcake

Sitting in row after row, each 15 long by four high, the blue barrels of Nigerian yellowcake


There are at least 10,000 drums with a total capacity of two million litres, though most have not been opened and checked for their contents. They are being stored not far from the southern desert city of Sabha. The powder they contain appears to be yellowcake uranium from neighbouring Niger.

The International Atomic Energy Agency says it knew that Col Muammar Gaddafi had stockpiled yellowcake uranium near Sabha –.A WikiLeaks cable disclosed that two years ago he was trying to sell 1,000 metric tons of yellowcake on the world market. No one expected such a valuable commodity to have been left dumped in the desert. “This was a military base until the 1990s, but then it was abandoned. There was no one here.”

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