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  • Hiroshima 6 August 1945

    08/06/2011 4:13:19 PM PDT · by Shalmaneser · 83 replies · 1+ views
    brucelewis.com ^ | August 6, 2011 | Bruce Lewis
    “After Biak the enemy withdrew to deep caverns.Rooting them out became a bloody business which reached itsultimate horrors in the last months of the war.You think of the lives which would have been lost in an invasion of Japan’s home islands – a staggering number of Americans but millions more of Japanese..."
  • Nuclear Power Is Extremely Safe -- That's the Truth About What We Learned From Japan

    07/23/2011 9:59:36 PM PDT · by hamboy · 47 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 23, 2011 | Alex Epstein
    In the midst of a still struggling and fragile global economy, Germany has announced that it will shut down seven nuclear plants by the end of the year--which means that Germans will be left to run their factories, heat their homes, and power their economy with 10% less electrical generating capacity. Nine more plants will be shut down over the next decade and tens of billions of dollars in investment will be lost. The grounds for this move, and similar proposals in Switzerland, Italy, and other countries, is safety. As the Swiss energy minister put it, “Fukushima showed that the...
  • Forensic Analysis Of Events At Fukushima Nuclear Plant

    03/12/2011 3:14:43 PM PST · by Nobel_1 · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Zero Hedge and World Nuclear News ^ | 03/12/2011 | World Nuclear News
    Three of Fukushima Daiichi's six reactors were in operation when yesterday's quake hit, at which point they shut down automatically and commenced removal of residual heat with the help of emergency diesel generators. These suddenly stopped about an hour later, and this has been put down to tsunami flooding by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The loss of the diesels led the plant owners Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to immediately notify the government of a technical emergency situation, which allows officials to take additional precautionary measures. For many hours the primary focus of work at the site was...
  • U.N. told North Korea has more secret atomic sites: envoys ('UN Panel of Experts' report)

    01/31/2011 2:00:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/31/11 | Louis Charbonneau - Reuters
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A U.N. Security Council committee has been told that North Korea, which has exploded two nuclear devices, may have additional secret atomic facilities, council diplomats said on Monday. The diplomats told Reuters on condition of anonymity that the assessment was included in a confidential report prepared by the so-called U.N. Panel of Experts, a group that monitors compliance with two rounds of U.N. sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear arms program. The report to the U.N. North Korea sanctions committee was based on conversations with a U.S. nuclear scientist, Siegfried Hecker, who saw hundreds of...
  • Israeli: Iran atomic bomb in 3 years

    12/29/2010 12:51:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/29/10 | Staff
    Jerusalem - Israel's minister of strategic affairs says that technical difficulties have pushed back the Iranian timetable for producing a nuclear weapon. Moshe Yaalon told Israel Radio on Wednesday that Iran is at least three years away from developing a nuclear bomb. Israeli military officials have said Tehran has the expertise to build a bomb, but needs time to gather the necessary materials. Yaalon's assessment matched the outer range of past Israeli estimates of Iran's suspected weapons programme.
  • Ex-Los Alamos Scientist, Wife Indicted in Alleged Atomic Weapon Conspiracy

    09/17/2010 12:45:21 PM PDT · by DFG · 61 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09/17/10 | AP
    A scientist and his wife who used to work at a high-level U.S. energy laboratory were arrested Friday after an FBI sting operation and indicted on charges of conspiring to help develop a nuclear weapon for Venezuela. After their arrest, the two appeared in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They dealt with an FBI undercover agent posing as a Venezuelan agent. The government did not allege that Venezuela or anyone working for it sought U.S. secrets.
  • Atomic Apology? US to send first delegation to Hiroshima A-Bomb memorial

    08/04/2010 11:32:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 8/4/10 | ERIC TALMADGE , ap
    TOKYO — Survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are welcoming a decision by the United States to send its first ever delegation to a ceremony marking the anniversary of the attacks, but are asking for something they aren't likely to get — an apology. Tokyo has praised the decision to send U.S. Ambassador John Roos to the Hiroshima anniversary on Friday, though some survivors of the attack, which is seen by many in Japan as an unjustified use of excessive force against a civilian population, say they have mixed feelings. "They best thing they could do would...
  • America's Atomic Bomber (480p Video)

    06/13/2010 4:56:18 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 6 replies · 675+ views
    Youtube ^ | 6/13/2010 | Youtube
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  • Publisher halts book about bombing of Hiroshima (phony liberal)

    03/01/2010 3:24:13 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies · 669+ views
    AP via Yahoonews.com ^ | 03/01/10 | HILLEL ITALIE
    NEW YORK – Publication has been halted for a disputed book about the atomic bombing of Japan in 1945, The Associated Press has learned. Charles Pellegrino's "The Last Train from Hiroshima" had received strong reviews and had been optioned for a possible film by "Avatar" director James Cameron. But publisher Henry Holt and Company, responding to questions from the AP, said Monday that Pellegrino "was not able to answer" several concerns, including whether two men mentioned in the text actually existed. "It is with deep regret that Henry Holt and Company announces that we will not print, correct or ship...
  • Lost Nazi nuke-project uranium found in Dutch scrapyard

    02/23/2010 8:45:53 AM PST · by Palter · 23 replies · 858+ views
    The Register ^ | 19 Feb 2010 | Lewis Page
    Atomic CSI team fingerprints 1940s 'Joachimsthal' metals EU nuke boffins say that mysterious bits of uranium found last year in a Dutch scrapyard originated in the Nazi nuclear-weapons programme of the 1940s. Forensic nuke scientists at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) traced two pieces of metal - described as a cube and a plate - back to their exact origins and dates. Apparently both came from ores extracted at the "Joachimsthal" mine in what is now the Czech Republic, though the two are from different production batches. The cube, according to specialists at the JRC's Institute for Transuranium...
  • Bulletin of Atomic Scientists says we are further from annihilation, cite "climate stabilization."

    Tock-tick. The hands of the Doomsday Clock have been sent back one minute. The alarm is now set to go boom! in six, and not five, minutes. Time enough for one more beer. It used to be 300 short seconds until The End, but the good people of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) have looked out upon the world and, lo, they have found it less quarrelsome. They see “encouraging progress” in both “key threat areas”: nuclear weapons … and climate change? Yes, climate change. The BAS has three boards: A majority of scientists (like top physicists Steven...
  • Europe's Secret Nuclear Weapons: What Should NATO Do?

    12/02/2009 8:01:16 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 1,378+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 12/02/2009 | Eben Harrell
    Is Italy capable of delivering a thermonuclear strike? Could the Belgians and the Dutch drop hydrogen bombs on enemy targets? And what about Germany - a country where fear of atomkraft is so great that the last government opposed all civilian nuclear power? Germany's air force couldn't possibly be training to deliver bombs 13 times more powerful than the one that destroyed Hiroshima, could it? It is Europe's dirty secret that the list of nuclear-capable countries extends beyond those - Britain and France - who have built their own weapons. Nuclear bombs are stored on air-force bases in Italy, Belgium,...
  • Once-secret Iran nuke plant to start in 2011

    11/17/2009 12:43:14 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 650+ views
    Associated Press Via Yahoo ^ | 11/16/2009 | George Jahn
    Iranian construction of a previously secret uranium enrichment site is at an advanced stage, with high-tech equipment already in place at the fortified facility ahead of its 2011 startup, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report Monday. The revelation of the existence of the underground plant known as Fordo, near the holy city of Qom, has heightened concerns of other possible undeclared Iranian facilities that are not subject to IAEA oversight and therefore could be used for military purposes. In Washington, State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said the IAEA report "underscores that Iran still refuses to comply fully...
  • Post-Saddam Iraq demands right to nuclear power

    11/17/2009 12:01:28 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 648+ views
    Space War ^ | 11/16/2009 | Staff Writers for Space War
    Vilified as a nuclear bomb-seeking threat to world peace before the 2003 invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein's regime, Iraq now wants access to civilian nuclear power for its economic and energy needs. Science and Technology Minister Raed Fahmi, in an interview with AFP, called for the international community to lift the Saddam-era UN resolutions which still stand in its path. "Our nuclear strategy is for civilian application of atomic energy and we believe we have the right and that certain obstacles contained in Resolution 707 should be lifted," he said. "We have a clear and transparent political strategy in close...
  • Uranium Centrifuges and Uranium Bombs

    11/04/2009 8:17:59 PM PST · by Cindy · 29 replies · 1,152+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix ^ | November 4, 2009 12:48 PM | By ROBERT BARRY
    Iran reports having thousands of centrifuges spinning away to make fuel for their upcoming power reactors. Others think that Iran has it in mind to make weapons material using those same centrifuges. In fact, Iran could divert just 1% of its centrifuge production and have enough weapons-grade material to make a few bombs per year. The arithmetic is provided here below. Note: I was with Westinghouse civilian nuclear power for 30 years as a registered professional engineer with nuclear specialization. I hold a doctorate in engineering. All information here is unclassified." Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2009/11/uranium_centrifuges_and_uraniu.php
  • Exiled group says(New) Iranian nuclear site needs check (Nuclear triggers)

    11/03/2009 10:43:15 PM PST · by VRWCTexan · 2 replies · 341+ views
    AP -Google ^ | Nov 3, 2009 | ELAINE GANLEY
    The National Council of Resistance of Iran, or NCRI, the political arm of the Mujahedeen Khalq, said the site is built under a hillside east of Tehran and comprises a series of interconnecting tunnels. "All activities related to the manufacture of detonators are done in this web of tunnels," Mehdi Abrichamtchi told a news conference.
  • Ancient Atomic Bombs

    11/02/2009 10:17:50 AM PST · by BGHater · 58 replies · 3,111+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | 31 Oct 2009 | Leonardo Vintiñi
    "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." —The Bhagavad Gita Seven years after the nuclear tests in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, was lecturing at a college when a student asked if there were any U.S. atomic tests before Alamogordo. “Yes, in modern times,” he replied. The sentence, enigmatic and incomprehensible at the time, was actually an allusion to ancient Hindu texts that describe an apocalyptic catastrophe that doesn’t correlate with volcanic eruptions or other known phenomena. Oppenheimer, who avidly studied ancient Sanskrit, was undoubtedly referring to a passage in...
  • US Must Plan for Nuke Wars

    10/28/2009 8:32:37 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 856+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 10/28/2009 | Colin Grant
    Perhaps more than any other open-source outfit, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has put serious intellectual muscle into examining the implications of waging war in an environment where potential enemies don’t just threaten to use nuclear weapons, they actually detonate a nuclear device. While nuclear disarmament remains a noble aspiration, the world is going in the other direction, that is, more states with more nukes, says CSBA President Andrew Krepinevich in a new report, US Nuclear Forces: Meeting the Challenge of a Proliferated World. From four nuclear states in the 1960s, there are now double that number (adding...
  • India Set to Emerge on Global Nuclear Stage

    10/14/2009 10:19:03 PM PDT · by thisisthetime · 1 replies · 358+ views
    Following the Nuclear Supplier Group's waiver in September 2008, India seems ready to take its place in the world of nuclear trade -- not just as a purchaser, but as a supplier, too. It appears that Kazakhstan is in line to be India's first customer for indigenously developed 220 megawatt electric (MWe) Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs). The proposed sale seems likely to follow the civil nuclear agreement signed by the two countries in January 2009. In addition to Kazakhstan, a number of Southeast Asian and African countries are also in serious talks with the Indian state-owned nuclear industry major,...
  • Two words: Nuclear batteries.

    10/14/2009 1:06:04 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 1,323+ views
    Yahoo Tech ^ | 10/09/2009 | Christopher Null
    When I wrote this expose on nuclear-powered laptops in 2005, it was nothing but a juvenile April Fool's joke. It was a prank that most people "got" right off the bat, but it also naturally suckered in a few of the gullible into thinking the dawn of portable nuclear power had arrived. Gag or no, I've remained obsessed with the idea of personal nuclear power ever since. The realist in me understands that it's probably the worst idea ever, what with the radioactivity, hazardous waste, and Iran to think about. But I remain deeply intrigued with the idea. Now comes...