Gunmen Attack Trucks Conveying Nuclear Fuel In Brazil

Gunmen have attacked a convoy of trucks carrying uranium fuel to a nuclear power plant near the Brazilian city of Rio De Janeiro.

The convoy was carrying uranium fuel fabricated in Resende, in Rio De Janeiro State, to supply Angra 2, one of the two nuclear power plants in Angra Dos Reis, which began operations in 2001.

The uranium was being transported in armored containers in a “natural state” and would not have offered any risk as it had the same level of radioactivity as when it is found in nature.

Police say the convoy came under attack as it drove past a community controlled by drug traffickers in Angra Dos Reis, a tourist city 145 kilometer from Rio.

Police escorting the convoy responded and a shootout followed. No-one was injured or detained.

The convoy reached the Angra 2 plant safely 20 minutes after the attack.

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