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2016 This week in nuclear news

a-cat-CANTo the delight of the nuclear weapons corporations, things are getting all too tense on the international nuclear politics scene. USA and South Korea discuss a simulated pre-emptive nuclear strike on North Korea. The two Koreas ramp up the tensions. North Korea claims to have a hydrogen bomb.   Nuclear corporations in America not only sell bombs, they influence government policy.   Iraq war is a bonanza for US weapons salesmen.

Hope for nuclear disarmament – the Marshall Islands legal case.

Cyber attack: Nuclear Threat Initiative finds 20 countries vulnerable.

FRANCE: Electricite de France (EDF) at new low with crippling financial problems

USA. Smaller nuclear weapons make greater risk of nuclear weapons use. Nuclear weapons now more likely to be used, with Pentagon’s new B61-12 bomb.  USA’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission finds itself at risk of being cyber-hacked. Against all reason, Republican hawks still trying to sabotage Iran nuclear agreement.  Massive gas blowout in Los Angeles now releasing radioactive material.   Wisconsin might have to get nuclear waste dump if moratorium is lifted on new reactors. Wisconsin Assembly approves lifting nuclear moratorium.

UK. Leadership Crisis in Britain’s nuclear safety regulator. Jeremy Corbyn – inconveniently sensible on nuclear weapons. Birth defects in families of Britain’s nuclear test veterans: the fight for justice.

CANADA. Canada’s UN ambassador to spearhead Anti-nuclear weapon effort.

JAPAN.  Food Contamination:  Political Interests Take Precedence Over People Interests.  Japanese Govt. To Reuse Fukushima Contaminated SoilToday’s Fukushima Nuclear Evacuees – their situation.

RUSSIA  punishes environmental groups as “foreign agents”.

CHINA. Hong Kong: lack of confidence in China’s nuclear safety system.

TAIWAN nuclear phaseout tipped as result of coming election

January 15, 2016 - Posted by | Christina's notes

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