Tag Archives: Atomic Age

Midnight in Chernobyl: Electrifying account of 1986 nuclear disaster examining the build-up and fallout via Independent

History: Midnight in Chernobyl Adam Higginbotham Bantam Press, 560 pages, hardback, €24 Eamon Delaney I remember it well. I was sitting on a rush-hour bus in Dublin when a fellow student held up the front of the Evening Herald. “What … Continue reading

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How One Forgotten Jewish Female Scientist Transformed Nuclear Physics via Inverse

By Timothy J. Jorgensen, On Feb. 11, 1939, Lisa Meitner shared a startling discovery. Nuclear fission – the physical process by which very large atoms like uranium split into pairs of smaller atoms — is what makes nuclear bombs and … Continue reading

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Enter Chernobyl Again in Survival Horror Game ‘Chernobylite’ via Bloody Disgusting

Mike Wilson Ever wanted a modern exploration of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, but S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is no longer doing it for you? Developers The Farm 51 (the makers of Get Even) look to have the answer, as their new survival horror … Continue reading

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Top Hanford nuclear reservation manager steps down via Tri-City Herald

RICHLAND, WA One of Hanford’s top two local Department of Energy leaders at the Hanford site is retiring. Doug Shoop has led the DOE Richland Operations Office since July 2016, and served as deputy manager of the office for eight … Continue reading

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Storage of nuclear waste a ‘global crisis’ as stockpile reaches 250,000 tons, Greenpeace warns via The Japan Times

PARIS – Nuclear waste is piling up around the world even as countries struggle to dispose of spent fuel that will remain highly toxic for many thousands of years, Greenpeace detailed in a report Wednesday. An analysis of waste storage … Continue reading

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US to Offer Nuclear Waste Technology to Other Countries via Voice of America

The U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear security office is developing a project to help other countries deal with nuclear waste. The information comes from two sources who spoke to the Reuters news agency. They asked not to be named because … Continue reading

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Toxic legacy: what to do with Britain’s nuclear waste – Science Weekly podcast via The Guardian

The UK has a problem and it isn’t going to go away anytime soon. But what to do about it? This week Geoff Marsh explores plans to bury the UK’s nuclear waste deep underground The UK was a pioneer of … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste has been piling up across America with nowhere to go. Congress needs to act via Los Angeles Times

By DAVID G. VICTOR, DAN STETSON and JERRY KERN At 74 sites around the country, radioactive waste from the nation’s commercial nuclear reactors is accumulating with no place to go. The long-standing problem is becoming a logistical and administrative nightmare. … Continue reading

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Here’s how many billions the US will spend on nuclear weapons over the next decade via Defense News

Aaron Mehta WASHINGTON — If the U.S. carries out all of its plans for modernizing and maintainingthe nuclear arsenal, it will cost $494 billion over the next decade, an average of just less than $50 billion per year, a new … Continue reading

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‘We made atomic bombs’: Nuclear Care Partners helps with aftermath of workplace radiation via KVAL

COBURG, Ore. – In the 1960s, Jim Lewis worked at Colorado’s Rocky Flats nuclear power plant. “At that plant,” Lewis said, “we made atomic bombs.” After three months working as a janitor, he ended up on the assembly line. That’s … Continue reading

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