Nuclear Waste in Egypt – illegally dumped?

Egypt’s prosecution begins reviewing charges against ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his former prime ministers, Ahmed Nazif and Atef Ebeid, of negligently burying nuclear waste in Egypt, endangering citizens.  The lawsuit was filed by attorneys Hamed Mohamed, Nasser El-Askalani and Tarek Ibrahim, who are members of the Protection of Freedoms Committee of the Lawyers’ Syndicate.

The three lawyers accused Mubarak and his former regime of allowing Egyptian and European businessmen to bury nuclear waste in Egypt, particularily in desert areas close to the Mediterranean known as Al-Alamein and Al-Hamam. These areas are 71km and 106km, respectively, from Egypt’s second-largest city, Alexandria.  Hosni Mubarak is currently serving a life sentence for failing to prevent the killing of protesters during the 18-day uprising that led to his ouster on 11 February 2011.  In September, Nazif, who served as prime minister between 2004 – 2011, was founded guilty of abusing his political position for personal gain and was given a three-year prison sentence.

Prosecution reviews charges against Mubarak of burying nuclear waste, Ahram Online,Nov. 10, 2012

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