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We sliced open radioactive particles from soil in South Australia and found they may be leaking plutonium via The Conversation

Almost 60 years after British nuclear tests ended, radioactive particles containing plutonium and uranium still contaminate the landscape around Maralinga in outback South Australia. These “hot particles” are not as stable as we once assumed. Our research shows they are likely releasing … Continue reading

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U.S. Conducts Nonexplosive Nuclear Test via Global Security News Wire

The United States on Wednesday completed a nuclear test that did not involve the fission process necessary for atomic detonations, the National Nuclear Security Administration said. The trial, dubbed “Pollux,” would yield findings critical for ensuring the dependability of the … Continue reading

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