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‘You didn’t bring us one number’: Hazelwood school board members demand sampling data from Jana preliminary results via KSDK

On Wednesday morning, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its own findings saying Jana Elementary was safe. Author: Justina Coronel (KSDK) FLORISSANT, Mo. — It’s news one would be eager to hear: “There’s no harm to students at your school … Continue reading

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The Day the Sun Rose Twice: A Tour of Atomic New Mexico via The New York TimesThe Day the Sun Rose Twice:  Tour of Atomic New Mexico

The Southwestern state was central to the development of nuclear weapons. When the testing ground for the first detonation recently reopened for visitors, a writer decided to confront that difficult history. By Nina Burleigh Published Nov. 4, 2022Updated Nov. 8, 2022, 12:49 p.m. ET … Continue reading

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The Black Reporter Who Exposed a Lie About the Atom Bomb via The New York Times

Charles H. Loeb defied the American military’s denials and propaganda to show how deadly radiation from the strike on Hiroshima sickened and killed. By William J. Broad “Loeb Reflects On Atomic Bombed Area,” read the headline in The Atlanta Daily World of Oct. … Continue reading

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Roger Hildebrand, U. of C. physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, dies at 98 via Hyde Park Herald

Roger Hildebrand, who worked on the Manhattan Project as a teenager before becoming a particle physicist and astronomer at the University of Chicago, died on Jan. 21 in Lexington, Massachusetts. Hildebrand, who lived in Hyde Park for more than 65 … Continue reading

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Scientific blinders: Learning from the moral failings of Nazi physicists via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Talia Weiss Scientists and engineers who contribute to nuclear modernization programs today, or who engage in other defense-related research, may feel they have little in common with physicists working in service of the German government during World War II. … Continue reading

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Hiroshima wrongly overshadows Nagasaki via USA Today

Michael Krepon The merciless momentum of nuclear war plans needs to be rethought before it is too late. Hiroshima gets all the attention, but Nagasaki teaches the more important lesson. The need to destroy Hiroshima will be forever debated, but … Continue reading

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Israel official slams ‘self-righteous’ A-bomb ceremonies via Facebook via The Mainichi

A senior Israeli official posted comments on Facebook saying the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of “Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the consequence of Japanese aggression” and that he was “sick” of “self-righteous” commemorations for the victims, Japanese government sources said. Daniel … Continue reading

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Oliver Stone to reveal ‘disturbing facts’ on A-bombings during Japan visit via The Asahi Shinbun

U.S. movie director Oliver Stone, who is scheduled to visit Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa Prefecture for the first time in August, said he plans to reveal “disturbing findings” on the U.S. atomic bombings and other historical facts during his stay … Continue reading

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Did a WWII nuclear experiment make the U of C radioactive? Um, No. But did the Manhattan Project’s Enrico Fermi consider the risk to Chicago? via WBEZ

[…] Chicago Pile 1 was never meant to be under the University of Chicago’s former football field. Project managers originally wanted the full experiment to run in the Red Gate Woods, southwest of the city. But builders at Red Gate … Continue reading

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Five Men Agree To Stand Directly Under An Exploding Nuclear Bomb via NPR

They weren’t crazy. They weren’t being punished. All but one volunteered to do this (which makes it all the more astonishing.) On July 19, 1957, five Air Force officers and one photographer stood together on a patch of ground about … Continue reading

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