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Stuxnet computer worm preventing a military attack on Iran

The chances of a military strike against Iran this year are receding because of the success of a joint Israeli-US cyber attack on the country’s nuclear facilities,

Stuxnet cyberworm heads off US strike on Iran Military option ‘less likely’ after computer sabotage, as Israeli tests are revealed on Natanz nuclear model  Ewen MacAskill in Washington * guardian.co.uk,   16 January 2011 Continue reading

January 16, 2011 Posted by | Iran, secrets,lies and civil liberties | Leave a comment

USA called upon to clean up after its nuclear bomb accident in Spain

Spain has nowhere to store the contaminated soil, which will take thousands of years to lose its radioactivity…………The Palomares crash was the worst nuclear accident of its time,

Spain demands US clears earth from site of 1966 nuclear bomb mishap Obama administration is told to remove Palomares soil contaminated with half a tonne of plutonium ‘without delay’ Giles Tremlett * guardian.co.uk,  16 January 2011

Spain is insisting that the United States removes tens of thousands of cubic metres of earth still contaminated by plutonium from unexploded US air force nuclear bombs that accidentally fell in the 1960s. Continue reading

January 16, 2011 Posted by | environment, Spain | Leave a comment

Pathetic video advice on what to do in nuclear attack

VIDEO Protect and Survive nuclear war videos are chilling in their mundanity Protect and Survive nuclear war videos are chilling in their mundanity, 109, 17 Jan 2011, This is one of a series of videos made in the 1970s and 80s called Protect and Survive, to tell people how to cope with a nuclear attack on Britain and its aftermath. Continue reading

January 16, 2011 Posted by | Resources -audiovicual | Leave a comment

Increasingly grim outlook for nuclear industry in North America

Why the U.S. nuclear industry’s ambitions are at risk of going up in smoke - The Globe and Mail, 17 Jan 2011, North America’s much-touted nuclear revival is in jeopardy, but it is not environmental and safety concerns that are undermining it. The industry is finding it increasingly difficult to make the economic case in both Canada and the United States. Continue reading

January 16, 2011 Posted by | business and costs, NORTH AMERICA | Leave a comment

Finger on nuclear death button, feet in bunny slippers

Death Wears Bunny Slippers: Life Inside a Nuclear Missile Silo, Neatorama, by John Farrier, 16 Jan 2011, Various sources around the Internet indicate that this awesome unit patch worn by some USAF ballistic missile crews is completely real. Comfort, as well as anything that relieves boredom, is highly prized. That’s why many airmen wear Snuggies while manning the missile platforms. Death Wears Bunny Slippers: Life Inside a Nuclear Missile Silo

January 16, 2011 Posted by | USA, weapons and war | Leave a comment

Nuclear company up on fraud charges

Nuclear power company fights SEC fraud accusations | KTVB.COM, 16 Jan 2011, BOISE — A nuclear energy company with its sights set on building a plant in Idaho is now fighting a complaint filed against it last month. In December, the Security and Exchange Commission accused Alternate Energy Holdings Incorporated (AEHI) of fraudulently raising funds to build a $10 billion nuclear power plant in Payette County. As a result, AEHI’s funds have been frozen……

In court documents the Commission says, among other things, AEHI fraudulently inflated the price and volume of its stock using false press releases and stock promoters in order to attract investors. Additionally, the Commission says AEHI employees secretly sold off company stock and funneled the money back to the CEO….

January 16, 2011 Posted by | spinbuster, USA | Leave a comment

China is lax in overseeing spread of nuclear materials

Lax oversight is enabling front companies to buy sensitive materials that can advance Iran’s pursuit of nuclear capability,

China Not Doing Enough to Control Spread of Nuclear Material, Lugar Says, Bloomberg, By Julie Hirschfeld Davis – Jan 15, 2011 U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, the Foreign Relations Committee’s top Republican, said he’s concerned China isn’t doing enough to control the spread of nuclear material.

Reports that China has failed to prevent its companies from selling sensitive materials to Iran for its nuclear programs are “worrisome,” Lugar said in an interview for Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend…..

A leading expert on Iran’s nuclear program said yesterday China remains “a major gap” in enforcing global sanctions on Iran. Lax oversight is enabling front companies to buy sensitive materials that can advance Iran’s pursuit of nuclear capability, said David Albright, a nuclear physicist who inspected Iran’s nuclear facilities for the United Nationsatomic energy agency in the 1990s……

China Not Doing Enough to Control Spread of Nuclear Material, Lugar Says – Bloomberg

January 16, 2011 Posted by | China, safety | Leave a comment

Wikileaks reveal that many countries helped Iran’s nuclear programme

WikiLeaks: Iran developing nuclear bomb with help of more than 30 countries « Coming World War 3 Bruno Bilro | January 16, 2011 Iran has been developing contacts in more than 30 countries to acquire technology, equipment and raw materials needed to build a nuclear bomb, a Norwegian newspaper said on Sunday, citing U.S. diplomatic cables. Aftenposten said that according to the cables, obtained by WikiLeaks, more than 350 Iranian companies and organizations were involved in the pursuit of nuclear and missile technology between 2006 and 2010. Continue reading

January 16, 2011 Posted by | 2 WORLD, politics international, Wikileaks | Leave a comment

Iran’s nuclear site toured by international envoys

International envoys tour key Iranian nuclear site (philstar.com)January 16, 2011 TEHRAN (AP) – Several international envoys — but crucially none from the world powers — got a look inside an Iranian nuclear site yesterday as part of a tour the Islamic Republic hopes will build support before a new round of talks on its disputed atomic activities. Continue reading

January 16, 2011 Posted by | general | Leave a comment

   

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