Step-by-step bomb guide 'made public'

    Date15 Apr 2002
    CategoryGovernment
    3249
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) says it is "checking" claims that one of its documents - detailing a step-by-step guide on how to build an atomic bomb - has been put in a public office for all to see. . . . The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) says it is "checking" claims that one of its documents - detailing a step-by-step guide on how to build an atomic bomb - has been put in a public office for all to see. The file is said to be in the archives at the Public Record Office which can be accessed by anyone - including terrorists - and gives measurements, diagrams and precise details on bomb-building, the Daily Telegraph reported.

    Shadow defence secretary Bernard Jenkin, criticised such a move as a "monstrous free gift to terrorists" and called for an immediate government investigation.

    He told BBC News Online: "The fact that this information has been lying in the public records office is extraordinary.

    "Such information may already be in the public domain, but why needlessly help rogue states and terrorist organisations with such comprehensive instructions on how to make an atom bomb?

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