Mordechai Vanunu, Israel

2002 In St. Petersburg

Mordechai Vanunu was hired as a technician at the Dimona Research Center in the Negev Desert in 1976 and found that plutonium for nuclear weapons was produced deep underground. He begins to photograph in secret and gathers evidence that Israel has around 200 warheads, making it the sixth-largest nuclear power. In 1985 he leaves Dimona and makes his knowledge public.

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