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January 17, 1988

West German government investigators said they have not found any hard evidence to back up allegations that the firm Nukem, near Frankfurt, was involved in the illegal export of nuclear bomb ingredients to Libya and Pakistan. But Environment Minister Klaus Toepfer told a newspaper that officials are checking all "suspicions, indications and rumors," both in West Germany and abroad. The investigation was launched following a tip that Nukem, a nuclear reprocessing firm, violated the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty through illegal shipments to Libya and Pakistan.

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