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Vladimir Putin: Don’t Mess With Nuclear-Armed Russia

Russia’s president, speaking at a pro-Kremlin youth camp at a lake near Moscow, said “it’s best not to mess with us,” adding “I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers” Well, there you have … Continue reading

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Iran: We’ll Fire 150,000 Missiles at Israel

Iran continues to threaten Israel, this time hinting it will hit it with up to 150,000 missiles if its nuclear facilities are attacked. Israel National News reports: In a continuation of its statements from the past several days, Iran on Sunday … Continue reading

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Iran and IAEA

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US’s Most Powerful Nuclear Bomb Dismantled

AP reports: Amarillo, Texas (AP) — The last of the nation’s most powerful nuclear bombs — a weapon hundreds of times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima — is being disassembled nearly half a century after it was put into … Continue reading

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Man Arrested for Trying to Split Atoms – In his Kitchen

The Sydney Morning Herald reports this morning: A Swedish man who was arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen  said he was only doing it as a hobby. Richard Handl said he had the radioactive elements radium, americium and  … Continue reading

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Pensioners Come Forth for Fukushima

High levels of radiation and uncertainty as to how long it might take to get the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi stabilized mean that the health of workers and people in the area is becoming an increasingly important concern.  The … Continue reading

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Japan Reactor Crisis: Satellite Pictures Reveal Damage

National Geographic has them: A plume of white steam billows from ruined reactor 3 (the second structure from the left) at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, as seen in a Wednesday satellite image—two days after an explosion blew the roof … Continue reading

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Americans Stock Up On ‘Radiation Pills’

Or, potassium iodide: Fears of radiation sickness stemming from the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan have prompted a surge in US sales of potassium iodide. Potassium iodide (KI), a salt, floods the thyroid gland with non-radioactive iodine which lessens the … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Nuclear Sumo

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Japan Nuclear Plant: Just How Bad Is It?

The nuclear crisis at Japan’s Fukushima plant is already considered the second worst nuclear accident in history, behind Chernobyl. The Telegraph(UK) reports: French experts now rate it as a six on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s seven-point scale, despite the … Continue reading

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