How Israel Stole Nuclear Material From The US and Left $350 Million Cleanup Bill

Numec was a company owned by Israel that handled nuclear material. In 1965, over 200 pounds of weapons-grade highly enriched uranium went missing from the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) plant in Apollo, Pennsylvania. Circumstantial evidence and popular lore suggested that the material had been clandestinely diverted to Israel for use in its nuclear weapons program, either with or without the acquiescence of the U.S. Government. Extensive material now available show among other things that:

Zalman Shapiro investigated by the FBI for potential Foreign Agents Registration Act after 61 kilograms of U-235 are discovered missing from the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation. FBI establishes surveillance of Shapiro in 1968. Nature of David Lowenthal’s relationship and financing of NUMEC discovered. David Lowenthal observed in photos “shaking hands with Ben-Gurion and Moshe Dayan” and “reportedly fought for Israel as a freedom fighter in 1956 and travels to Israel on the average of approximately once per month.” NUMEC’s founders, security clearances, shipment of 320 grams of plutonium to Israel in 1963, censored files.

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To add insult to injury, Numec left a huge radioative mess in Pensylvania that has NOT been cleaned up to this day.
By Associated Press

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to spend at least $350 million more over 10 years to dig up and haul away nuclear waste from a dump site about 35 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

The Army Corps halted the cleanup — originally estimated to cost $44.5 million — after crews discovered unanticipated amounts of “complex” materials, like uranium and plutonium, at the Parks Township site in 2011.

The site was once owned by Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp., which operated fuel plants for nuclear submarines in Parks and nearby Apollo. NUMEC owned the dump site from 1957 until the 1980s, but Babcock & Wilcox Co. most recently owned the land.

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The Army Corps already spent $62 million on the cleanup, meaning the final cost will be $412 million — nearly 10 times the original…_clea.html

This incident could not have happened without the complicity of Lyndon Johnson’s administration. Johnson was always known for his great friendship with Israel and philanthropy for Jewish causes. Some have suggested he was of Jewish heritage on his mother’s side, but since being Jewish was very unpopular in Texas this was not well known. There is evidence that Johnson planned the attack on the US Liberty with Israel to bring the US into a major war in the Middle East:…an-update/…edirect=on…-told.html


h/t Natura Naturans


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