Saturday, September 22, 2007

Doomsday bombs by the thousands

The UK has built up a stockpile of 100 tonnes of plutonium - enough to make 17,000 nuclear bombs, according to the country's national academy of science , the Royal Society .

Report working group chairman Professor Geoffrey Boulton said: "The stockpile has grown whilst international nuclear proliferation and terrorist threats have increased... We must take measures to ensure that this very dangerous material does not fall into the wrong hands."

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