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Cold-war spy pictures reveal a Soviet nuclear ‘cloud generator’ via Nature

The operation of a notorious Soviet plutonium-making facility decades ago caused ecological devastation in the Southern Urals1. See the image in Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02756-4 Read the article at A Nuclear Generator of Clouds: Accidents and Radioactive Contamination Identified on Declassified Satellite … Continue reading

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‘The graveyard of the Earth’: inside City 40, Russia’s deadly nuclear secret via The Guardian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcQPv-nfoZI Deep in the vast forests of Russia’s Ural mountains lies the forbidden city of Ozersk. Behind guarded gates and barbed wire fences stands a beautiful enigma – a hypnotic place that seems to exist in a different dimension. Codenamed … Continue reading

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I Saw Nuclear Armageddon Sitting on My Desk via The Daily Beast

The father of the atomic bomb warned the Red Army could roll over Europe unless the U.S. stockpiled nukes but he was ignored and blackballed. I saw the top-secret danger myself in 1951. With Russia playing a new game of … Continue reading

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Photographer Risked Radiation to Shoot Soviet Testing Sites via artnet news

Israeli-born, London-based photographer Nadav Kander, takes us into the desolate world of post-Soviet missile and nuclear testing sites—secret landscapes which are still closed to outsiders—in his new photographic series, “Dust.” Armed with his camera, Kander, who wore white overalls and … Continue reading

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From Warheads to Cheap Energy via The New York Times

Thomas L. Neff’s Idea Turned Russian Warheads Into American Electricity As the Cold War ended in the late 1980s and early ’90s, a new fear arose amid the rejoicing and relief: that atomic security might fail in the disintegrating Soviet … Continue reading

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Lessons from Chernobyl for Fukushima Prof. Yablokov, thyroid cancers risks for children? Tokyo 2013 via Joël Legendre

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On the uselessness of nuclear weapons via Scientific American

Two foundational beliefs have colored our views of nuclear weapons since the end of World War 2; one, that they were essential or at least very significant for ending the war, and two, that they have been and will continue … Continue reading

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Famous Kazakh singer hums antinuclear tune via The Japan Times

HIROSHIMA — One of Kazakhstan’s leading singers hopes the power of music will help Japan’s antinuclear movement spread, just as her signature song became the symbol of a movement that forced the shutdown of a former Soviet nuclear test site … Continue reading

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