November 2, 1988
A Norwegian official announced that 15 metric tons of its heavy water, which can be used for making atomic bombs, was sold to a West German firm but illegally rerouted to India. "I can confirm that 15 (metric) tons of heavy water . . . ended up in Bombay," assistant state prosecutor Tor Aksel Busch told reporters. "But we do not know what the water was used for," he added. The Duesseldorf-based Rohstoff-Einfuh corporation purchased the water from the Norwegian firm Norsk Hydro A/S.