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Nuclear bomb test veterans were exposed to unnecessary risks

we look back now at the veterans of atom bomb tests and conclude that, whatever the law says, these men were exposed to unnecessary risk.

Soldiers deserve better treatment, Manchester Evening News, November 23, 2010 …..All but one of ten test cases were deemed to have been brought to court too late, and with veterans unable to prove the Ministry Of Defence was negligent, and that radiation was the probable cause of illness. So the veterans fail at law. Continue reading

November 26, 2010 Posted by | civil liberties, UK | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stuxnet computer worm still stalling Iran’s uranium enrichment

Iran’s nuclear program reportedly struggling Network News By Glenn Kessler, Washington Post, November 22, 2010; Iran’s nuclear program has experienced serious problems, including unexplained fluctuations in the performance of the thousands of centrifuges enriching uranium, leading to a rare but temporary shutdown, international inspectors are expected to reveal Tuesday. Continue reading

November 26, 2010 Posted by | Iran, technology, Uranium | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Would you trust UK Prime Minister to really help nuclear veterans?

Prime Minster gives hope to nuclear test veterans, Burton News & Staffordshire Newspaper, by ROB SMYTH, 25 Nov 10, NUCLEAR test veterans have been given a boost after Prime Minister David Cameron agreed to personally look into their case……Alan Rimmer, British Nuclear Test Veterans’ Association spokesman, said: “Understandably we have become cynical about politicians over the years. But Mr Cameron may break the mould — I hope he does.“If he takes a look at our case and sees it in a positive light then we would be happy to cut out all the lawyers and sit down and talk with him.” Burton News & Staffordshire Newspaper | Burton On Trent Local Newspaper Headlines | Daily Mail | Prime Minster gives hope to nuclear test veterans

November 26, 2010 Posted by | politics, UK | , , , , , | Leave a comment

AREVA nuclear company doesn’t like India’s Nuclear Liability Law

Areva will await clarifications on Indian nuclear liability law, The Hindu, 26 Nov 10, The French nuclear company Areva declined from clarifying its position on the issue of supplier’s liability in the Indian civil nuclear liability law at a press briefing here on Thursday. Continue reading

November 26, 2010 Posted by | France, politics international | , , , , | Leave a comment