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Senate panel approves $10M to prepare for nuclear test ‘if necessary’ via The Hill

The Senate Armed Services Committee has advanced an amendment aimed at reducing the amount of time it would take to carry out a nuclear test. The amendment, offered by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), would make at least $10 million available to “carry … Continue reading

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Trump apparently wants a nuclear test. It could be bad for your health via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists By Sara Z. Kutchesfahani In recent weeks, the Trump administration reportedly discussed the possibility of doing something the United States has not done since … Continue reading

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Trump administration discussed conducting first U.S. nuclear test in decades via The Washington Post

By John Hudson and Paul Sonne  The Trump administration has discussed whether to conduct the first U.S. nuclear test explosion since 1992 in a move that would have far-reaching consequences for relations with other nuclear powers and reverse a decades-long moratorium on such … Continue reading

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New U.S. law requires probe of Marshall Islands nuclear dump threatened by rising seas via Los Angeles Times

By SUSANNE RUST Congress is demanding that the Department of Energy investigate an aging, cracking U.S. nuclear waste dump threatened by climate change and rising seas in the Marshall Islands. As part of the new National Defense Authorization Act, signed last week … Continue reading

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Congress Demands Investigation Into the U.S.’s Nuclear Coffin via Popular Mechanics

The Runit Dome is leaking radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean. By Kyle MizokamiDec 27, 2019 The U.S. Congress has ordered an investigation into the so-called “Runit Dome,” a concrete dome containing contaminated radioactive debris leftover from nuclear weapons tests. The Department … Continue reading

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The human cost of nuclear weapons is not only a “feminine” concern via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

[…] It would be easy to dwell in frustration on experiences like these, or similar ones I have seen my colleagues face. Instead, I’m inspired by the women who excel in this field despite these challenges. What’s more, I’m glad … Continue reading

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Radioactive ‘Tomb’ in Pacific Filled With Nuclear Waste Is Starting to Crack via Science Alert

ARIA BENDIX, BUSINESS INSIDER In the Marshall Islands, locals have a nickname for the Runit Dome nuclear-waste site: They call it ‘The Tomb’. The sealed pit contains more than 3.1 million cubic feet (87,800 cubic meters) of radioactive waste, which workers … Continue reading

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Russia has hidden the details of a handful of nuclear accidents since the 1950s — here’s what we know about them via Business Insider

Aria Bondix and Morgan McFall-Johnsen The Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster was followed by three days of silence from the Soviet government. When officials did make a statement, they reported that the situation was “stabilized.”  Russia has tried to keep the details of other nuclear … Continue reading

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Beer Named After Nuclear Testing Site Bikini Atoll Gets Called Out for Insensitivity via TIME

BY CADY LANG  The Manhattan Project Beer Company, a Texas-based craft beer company, was called out for insensitivity this week by Pacific Islanders and the Marshall Islands government for naming one of its beers after the Bikini Atoll, a site of extensive U.S. … Continue reading

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US conducted nuclear experiment in February via NHK World

A US government laboratory says the country held a subcritical nuclear test in the state of Nevada on February 13. The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory made the announcement on Friday. The test was the first of its … Continue reading

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