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Brazil Nuclear Plant Uranium Convoy Attacked Near Angra dos Reis

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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