Thursday, July 19, 2007

Oak Ridge Worker Arrested for Trying to Sell Nuclear Secrets

Jonathan Dienst at WNBC.com (7-19-07) reports:

[A] contract worker is accused of stealing nuclear secrets from the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee.

Investigators said the worker wanted to sell the secrets to a "foreign country."

...NewsChannel4 has learned that among the materials allegedly stolen was classified information about the uranium enrichment process.

...Officials said the worker was charged as a result of a later sting in which investigators posed as representatives of a "foreign government" willing to pay for the nuclear research materials.

Officials did not identify to which country the suspect allegedly thought he was selling the secrets. [Full text]

See Jonathan Dienst and the Investigative Unit

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