UN nuclear experts to inspect Russia’s ‘dirty bomb’ allegations, politico.eu

A team of nuclear safety and security experts will investigate Russia’s unfounded claims that Ukraine is building a ”dirty bomb,” the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said. The experts will carry out ”verification activities” at two facilities in Ukraine where Russia says the bombs are being prepared, he added. A dirty bomb combines conventional explosives, such as dynamite, with radioactive materials.

”Allegations have been made, inspections are on the way,” Rafael Mariano Grossi, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said Thursday.

His comments came in response to Russia’s U.N. envoy Vasily Nebenzya, who said following a meeting of the U.N. Security Council: ”We would be happy to be mistaken, but we cannot simply ignore these allegations, which are very serious and which may lead to very unfortunate consequences.” Läs artikel