Nuclear Reactor Employee Suspected of Criminal Corruption

It is still unknown what position the suspect holds within the Negev Nuclear Research Center, or the severity of his suspected crimes

File photo: the Negev Nuclear Research Center, August 6, 2000
REUTERS/Jim Hollander

A worker at the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona is suspected of criminal corruption. Police cleared limited information on the case for publication on Monday.

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The worker in question is a senior employee of the nuclear reactor, located in the Negev Desert. In an undercover investigation, he was examined by the Ministry of Defense Security Authority and the Israel Police. The employee was interrogated, but the police decided not to arrest him.

The details of the case and information on the suspect remain under gag order. The position of the employee within the research center and the severity of his suspected crimes are still unknown.