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Uranium Disappearance / Israel #491027

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 24, 1977
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(Studio) There have been rumors recently that Israeli agents stole nuclear material from plant in US. "Rolling Stone" magazine reports that is true, here and abroad.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Nuclear plant at Apollo, Pennsylvania, lost 500 pound of enriched uranium over 3-yr. period in mid-1960's; officials say it's due to bad bookkeeping. "Rolling Stone" magazine charges it was secretly shipped to Israel; same article says shipments in France, England and on Mediterranean Sea were hijacked by Israeli agents, with secret cooperation of govts. in France and West Germany. Representative Morris Udall demanded CIA and FBI briefings after beginning investigation into disappearance of uranium from Apollo; says he still doesn't know if it was lost or stolen. [UDALL - notes no investigations have put matter to rest and each seems to raise additional suspicion's. Thinks United States and foreign intelligence communities believe Israel has small nuclear arsenal, and he assumes it's so.] Israel denies allegations. Udall plans more hearings next year
REPORTER: James Polk

Chancellor, John;
Polk, James

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