The University of Florida has a nuclear research laboratory. The FBI just raided the nuke lab and the office of an Iranian-born professor at the University of Florida’s Innovative Nuclear Space Power and Propulsion Institute. Not good.
FBI Raids UF's Nuclear Power Institute News 4 Jax (hat tip Rod in Fla)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A nuclear space power institute at the University of Florida has been raided by the FBI.
Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Rhew in Tallahassee said search warrants were served at the university's Innovative Nuclear Space Power and Propulsion Institute.
Rhew would not comment on the target of the investigation, but University of Florida spokesman Steve Orlando said the FBI was in the office of professor Samim Anghaie, the Iranian-born director of the institute.
Rhew would not comment on the investigation but did say no arrest warrants have been issued.
Orlando said the university is cooperating with the investigation and Anghaie's employment status is being reviewed.