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Massive fire breaks out near Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant – Watch via The Jerusalem Post

The cause of the fire is still unknown, according to Iranian media reports. […] A massive fire broke out in Iran’s southwestern city of Bushehr near the Islamic Republic’s only functioning nuclear power plant late on Friday night, the semi-official … Continue reading

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Gunmen Assassinate Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist in Ambush, Provoking New Crisis via The New York Times

Iran expressed fury over the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, blaming it on Israel and the United States. His death may complicate President-elect Biden’s intention to restore the Iranian nuclear deal. By David E. Sanger, Eric Schmitt, Farnaz Fassihi and Ronen Bergman Iran’s top nuclear scientist, … Continue reading

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Trump ‘asked for options on strike on Iran nuclear site’ via BBC

President Donald Trump asked senior advisers last Thursday about potential options for attacking Iran’s main nuclear site, US media report. The advisers warned him that military action could spark a broader conflict, officials were cited as saying. […] It took … Continue reading

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Iran starts building underground nuclear facility: IAEA via Aljazeera

UN’s atomic watchdog confirms Iran has started building an underground centrifuge assembly plant. Inspectors from the United Nations’ atomic watchdog have confirmed Iran has started building an underground centrifuge assembly plant after its previous one exploded in what Tehran called … Continue reading

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Iran Confirms Damaged Nuclear Site Was Centrifuge Facility via Military.com ( AP)

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Sunday confirmed that a damaged building at the underground Natanz nuclear site was a new centrifuge assembly center, the official IRNA news agency reported. Iranian officials had previously sought to downplay the fire, which erupted early … Continue reading

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Iran’s nuclear site hit by 4.9 magnitude earthquake via Metro

Basit Mahmood A 4.9 magnitude earthquake has struck near to an Iranian nuclear power plant. The earthquake hit 10km south-east of Borazjan, around 30 miles away from the country’s Bushehr site, at 3.19am this morning. […] The United States Geological … Continue reading

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IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano Is Preparing to Step Down, Sources Say  via Bloomberg

The international body in charge of inspecting Iran’s nuclear program is searching for new leadership after health problems forced its director to plan an early end to his term. […] Amano, 72, missed an extraordinary board meeting last week because of health … Continue reading

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House Panel Probes Trump Advisers’ Push for Saudi Nuclear Deal via ProPublica

he Trump administration has continued pursuing a proposed nuclear power deal with Saudi Arabia despite warnings from ethics lawyers and security experts, according to a congressional oversight committee. The proposal gained traction in the early days of the administration because … Continue reading

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High UV Radiation a Health Risk Near Urmia Lake via Financial Tribune

Ultraviolet radiation around Urmia Lake has increased four-fold over the past 10 years due to the decreasing water level, according to an official at the Urmia Lake Restoration Program. […] The harmful effects from exposure to ultraviolet radiation can be … Continue reading

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How Do You Find Plutonium? Go To Nuclear Inspector School via NPR

No names. No pictures. No direct conversation. And don’t touch the plutonium. Those were the ground rules before NPR was allowed a rare opportunity to see nuclear inspectors learning their craft. The inspectors came from the International Atomic Energy Agency, … Continue reading

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