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Russian fires pose nuclear radiation danger

heat from fires in the Bryansk region, which already has nuclear contamination from the Chernobyl disaster more than 20 years ago, could release harmful radioactive particles into the atmosphere.

Russia fires pose nuclear threat, death toll hits 50 | Reuters, 6 August 2010, Emergencies Ministry warns of nuclear threat By Amie Ferris-RotmanMOSCOW, Aug 5 (Reuters) – The Russian government warned on Thursday that the country’s deadliest wildfires in nearly four decades posed a nuclear threat Continue reading

August 6, 2010 Posted by | environment, Russia | , , | Leave a comment

Nuclear weapons do not make a country safer

Most European countries do not have nuclear weapons, and nor does Canada, Australia or New Zealand. Are these therefore in greater danger? On the contrary, the London bombings of 7th July 2005 were attacks on a country with nuclear weapons, while the attacks of 11th September 2001 were against the country with by far the largest nuclear arsenal in the world…..

The English Church is, actually, against the replacement of Trident | CatholicHerald.co.uk David Lindsay, 6 August 2010, ” ……….Like radiological, chemical and biological weapons, nuclear weapons are morally repugnant simply in themselves. They offer not the slightest defence against a range of loosely knit, if at all connected, terrorist organisations pursuing a range of loosely knit, if at all connected, aims in relation to a range of countries while actually governing no state. Continue reading

August 6, 2010 Posted by | general | , , , | Leave a comment

Plea for disarmament – Japan’s children speak

VIDEO  MillionPleas A reminder of the real significance of today: 65 years since Hiroshima August 6, 2010 , by Croakey Today is an important day. Thanks to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons for reminding us of the day’s significance.
The first pleas come from Japanese children at the Hiroshima Peace Park together with one of the survivors of the original nuclear attack. Join them at http://www.millionpleas.com.” MillionPleas

A reminder of the real significance of today: 65 years since Hiroshima – Croakey

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USA keen to sell nukes to Vietnam – drops non-proliferation standards

An agreement would allow US companies such as General Electric and Bechtel to sell nuclear reactors and other equipment to Vietnam.

US and Vietnam in controversial nuclear negotiations | World news | The Guardian, Chris McGreal, 5 Aug 2010, Nuclear agreement would be without usual restrictions on enriching uranium imposed on other nations …….. Continue reading

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University of California designs technologies for nuclear holocaust

should the University of California be managing laboratories that design the latest technologies for nuclear holocaust?

Higher Learning: How to Blow Up the World, THE HUFFINGTON POST, Norman Solomon:, 6 August 2010, On my way to the Los Alamos National Laboratory a few years ago, I found it listed in a New Mexico phone book–under “University of California.”

Since the early 1940s, UC has managed the nation’s top laboratories for designing nuclear bombs. Today, California’s public university system is still immersed in the nuclear weapons business. Continue reading

August 6, 2010 Posted by | Religion and ethics, USA | , , , , , | Leave a comment