OTTAWA — On Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, a silver SUV stopped on a dirt road along the Canada-U.S. border and a man in a windbreaker and jeans emerged toting a gym bag containing four small canisters of weapons-grade uranium.
He walked about eight meters through a scrub field, past a stone obelisk marking the international boundary and a further dozen metres into the United States, where he handed the bag to a waiting accomplice. An alert citizen reported the suspicious rendezvous to the U.S. Border Patrol but when agents arrived, the men and the bag were gone. This fall, U.S. congressmen learned the incident was a federal government test of border security against terrorists slipping nuclear bomb components, notably fissile materials such as highly enriched uranium 235, into the U.S. from Canada.
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