Brazil Nuclear Plant Uranium Convoy Attacked Near Angra dos Reis

Yesterday afternoon (March 19th), trucks carrying uranium headed to the Angra II nuclear plant came under attack by armed individuals who engaged in a shootout with police officers guarding the convoy.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal highway police officers protecting a convoy transporting uranium to one of Brazil's nuclear plants in Angra dos Reis engaged in a gunfight with armed hostiles who shot at the convoy early Tuesday (March 19th) afternoon.

"During an escort mission at Angra dos Reis...near the town of Frade on the BR-101 highway, armed individuals shot at federal highway police officers who reacted," said a statement from the Federal Highway Police. “The escort team continued normally. Nobody was arrested or injured."

The uranium convoy started at the town of . . .

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