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Nuclear weapons industry needs “peaceful nukes” to provide it with trained experts – theme for May 17

The nuclear weapons industry needs to maintain a troop of experts, and to attract young men and women. The new gee-whiz “renaissance” for Generation IV forms just such an attraction. The support for new nukes includes generous funding for universities in USA and Britain. Whether that support comes from government or from industry hardly matters. The nuclear weapons industry benefits from an assured supply of nuclear physicists and chemists whether their training is supposed to be for new nuclear power, nuclear medicine, Small Modular Nuclear Reactors.

No doubt the global nuclear industry is very busily trying to influence academia. The most glaring example of this in the English-speaking world, is the University of Saskatchewan funded by Saskatchewan government and nuclear industry to develop SMRs. Other American examples – University of Missouri, and 29 other universities.  In Britain, there’s University College London, Cambridge University’s funding from nuclear weapons industry ,  University of Bristol ‘s funding from secretive British organisation The Atomic Weapons Establishment. In Japan, it’s civil-military cooperation in Japanese universities. Even inAustralia they set up Adelaide’s University College London (UCL) -pro nuclear research funded by nuclear interests.

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May 6, 2017 - Posted by | Christina's themes, employment, weapons and war

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