Nuclear Waste

Published — March 14, 2015 Updated — March 17, 2015 at 3:03 pm ET

The assault on Pelindaba

South African officials shrug off a 2007 break-in at South Africa’s nuclear research site that still spooks Washington

Introduction
















Sources: OpenStreetMap, NECSA, news reports
Pelindaba Nuclear Research Center

Gate 1


Gate 2


Gate 3


Intruders stormed the
Emergency Operations Center
holding one employee atgunpoint and shooting another.




Shortly after midnight, four armed men sliced through a chain-link fence, slipped past electrified wire, then turned off electricity and some alarms.



A second group ofintruders breachedthe fence here.



Intruders fled afteremployees fought backand summoned help.

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1,000
FEET





















Sources: OpenStreetMap, NECSA, news reports
Pelindaba Nuclear Research Center

Gate 1


Gate 2


Gate 3


Intruders stormed the
Emergency Operations Center
holding one employee atgunpoint and shooting another.




Shortly after midnight, four armed men sliced through a chain-link fence, slipped past electrified wire, then turned off electricity and some alarms.



A second group ofintruders breachedthe fence here.



Intruders fled afteremployees fought backand summoned help.


0
1,000
FEET













Intruders stormed the
Emergency Operations Center
holding one employee atgunpoint and shooting another.



Shortly after midnight, four armed men sliced through a chain-link fence, slipped past electrified wire, then turned off electricity and some alarms.

Pelindaba Nuclear Research Center




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