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Burma has ambitious, but inexpert, nuclear programme

“information has replaced rumour with hard data” and concluded that Myanmar’s nuclear programme is “overly ambitious with limited expertise”.

Myanmar’s nuke site found?, TODAY,  Jul 23, 2010 HANOI – Fresh evidence has surfaced to support allegations that the Myanmar government is pursuing a nuclear weapons programme – a charge that Myanmar denies. Continue reading

July 23, 2010 Posted by | Burma, weapons and war | , , | Leave a comment

Uranium spill shuts US highway

U.S. Highway 412 at Bouse Junction east to State Highway 58 at Ringwood has been shut down for containment purposes. They initially reported that the chemical spilled was uranium

Uranium Accident Prompts Road Closure , Evacuations Reported Near Fairview  KOCO Oklahoma City,  July 22, 2010 An accident involving a vehicle carrying cesium has forced the closure of a road in Major County, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. According to a news release from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, U.S. Highway 412 at Bouse Junction east to State Highway 58 at Ringwood has been shut down for containment purposes. They initially reported that the chemical spilled was uranium.Fairview police said there have been evacuations about 1,000 feet around the area. It has not been determined whether anything is leaking.Authorities at the scene are waiting for officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to arrive from Tulsa.Chemical Accident Prompts Road Closure – Oklahoma City News Story – KOCO Oklahoma City

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Nuclear fusion going nowhere very slowly and expensively

proposal may yet be scuppered by EU governments……….it is far from clear whether the best way of countering this trend in energy funding is to plough yet more money into the fusion project, with its vested political interests, at the expense of less prominent scientific endeavours.

Funding for nuclear fusion Expensive Iteration, The Economist,, A huge international fusion-reactor project faces funding difficulties Jul 22nd 2010.VIABLE nuclear fusion has been only 30 years away since the idea was first mooted in the 1950s. Continue reading

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Nowhere for Hanford’s high level nuclear waste to go

Hanford’s high level radioactive waste has been expected to go to Yucca Mountain, but the Obama administration is shutting the project down…..

HANFORD: Yucca Mountain funding voted down,  Tri-City Herald, 22 July 2010, Annette Cary, Richland An amendment to restore money to license the Yucca Mountain, Nev., nuclear repository failed in the Senate Appropriations Committee today Continue reading

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Nuclear weapons not an economic security option

in reality nuclear weapons supplemented conventional weapons and the United States developed enormous arsenals of both, wiping out any potential savings envisioned by those who championed a large and robust nuclear arsenal.

Are Nuclear Weapons Really More Bang for the Buck?, THE HUFFINGTON POST, by Russ Wellen, 22 July 2010, “……….Conventional thinking holds that nuclear weapons are cheaper than non-nuclear weapons. Continue reading

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No funding for Yucca Mt nuclear waste dump

US Senate panel OKs DOE funding bill with no Yucca Mountain money Washington (Platts)–22Jul2010 The US Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a spending bill for the Department of Energy that provides $10 billion in loan guarantee authority for nuclear projects and, in keeping with the Obama administration’s request, eliminates funding for the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada. Continue reading

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Baby deaths link to maternal radiation in childhood

Scientists found that radiotherapy to the pelvic region during childhood increased a mother’s risk of stillbirth or infant death up to 12 times……

Radiation ‘linked to baby deaths'( Google hosted news, UKPA) –23 July 2010, Women cancer survivors who had radiation treatment as children are far more likely than average to lose a baby, research has shown. Continue reading

July 23, 2010 Posted by | 2 WORLD, health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Photos – reminders of Church Rock uranium accident

PHOTOS CENSORED NEWS: Photos: Church Rock Uranium Spill 31st Anniversary CENSORED NEWS: 22 July 2010. New uranium mining targets Church Rock, where the soil and water remain heavily contaminated Photos   by Garrett Brennan Stewart, Navajo…… Continue reading

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Time to retire all nuclear weapons

it is well past the time for the U.S. government (and all governments, for that matter) to retire nuclear weapons all of them.

Nuclear Weapons are 65 Years Old: It’s Time to Retire Them, OpEdNews , By Madelyn Hoffman, 22 July 2010, On July 16, 1945, the first nuclear test, code-named “Trinity,” took place in the desert north of Alamogordo, New Mexico……
July 16, 2010 marked the 65th anniversary of the first atomic bomb explosion. Continue reading

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