After the Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission examined the report it became clear that these materials are highly pure nuclear materials and pose a danger to Lebanon, according to Diab.
Al-Jadeed reported that the radioactive nuclear materials date back to before 1970 when the facility was managed by an American company.
Diab has called for immediate action to deal with the hazardous substances.
Update: Soon after we published this, Bilal Nsouli, the head of the Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission, was quoted by Lebanon24 saying that the materials were not dangerous as they are not explosive nor flammable.
Nsouli also said that he informed the Energy Ministry about how to deal with the materials and that he was surprised the issue was even an item during the Higher Defense Council meeting.