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US nuclear power plants contain dangerous counterfeit parts, report finds via The Verge

The findings come as countries weigh turning to nuclear energy as an alternative to fossil fuels By Justine Calma At least some nuclear power plants in the US contain counterfeit parts that could pose significant risks, an investigation by the inspector … Continue reading

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Cover-up of U.S. Nuclear Sub Collision in South China Sea via Portside (Asia Times)

John Walsh […] Fast-forward to October 2, 2021, about one year later, and the first patch of grass has been stomped on by the US elephant, trudging stealthily about, far from home in the South China Sea. On that day a … Continue reading

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Britain’s nuclear past: the fallout from the High Explosive Research programme via History Extra

British nuclear tests conducted in the 1950s exposed many thousands of servicemen to high levels of radiation. Gordon Murray explores the poisonous legacy of the euphemistically named High Explosive Research programme | By Gordon Murray “We were ordered to kill … Continue reading

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Joe Biden should end the US pretence over Israel’s ‘secret’ nuclear weapons via The Guardian

Desmond Tutu The cover-up has to stop – and with it, the huge sums in aid for a country with oppressive policies towards Palestinians Desmond Tutu is a Nobel peace laureate and a former archbishop of Cape Town Every recent … Continue reading

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US Nuclear Site Cleanup Underfunded By Up To $70 Billion via CleanTechnica

by Michael Barnard  Headlines out of the UK are pointing out the horrible state of affairs for nuclear generation decommissioning after a committee of Members of Parliament that the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority really doesn’t have a handle on the 17 sites, … Continue reading

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Secrets Revealed: America Almost Stockpiled Nuclear Weapons In Iceland via The National Interest

Why didn’t it happen?by Michael Peck Key point: We still don’t officially know which nations had U.S. nuclear weapons on their soil. If Miss Manners were a diplomat, she would tell us how rude it is to place nuclear bombs in the … Continue reading

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U.S. Air Force Tests Unarmed Nuclear Missile Following North Korea’s Latest Missile Launch via Gizmodo

Matt Novak The U.S. military launched an unarmed nuclear-capable missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 4:13 am ET/1:13am PT this morning, right on the heels of North Korea’s latest missile test overnight. U.S.-based missile tests are scheduled months, if not … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste is piling up: Governments need to stop dithering and take action via Phys.org

[…] In the UK, nuclear waste is currently kept in safe but high-maintenance conditions, with some canisters deteriorating, at Sellafield in Cumbria. This is costing tax payers £3 billion per year.  The new geological disposal facility is a vast underground bunker, to be buried around … Continue reading

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Boeing, Northrop spar over $85 billion nuclear missile program via The Washington Post

With Northrop poised to become the Defense Department’s primary provider of ballistic missiles, Boeing has launched an aggressive lobbying campaign By Aaron Gregg There was an $85 billion elephant in the room at this year’s Air Force Association conference, an annual … Continue reading

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Maine Voices: Long-buried U.S. nuclear waste would complicate any bid for Greenland via Press Herald

Would the U.S. or Denmark be responsible for cleaning up over 47,000 gallons of Cold War-era radioactive waste? BY DAN POSSUMATO […] Since the early 1950s the U.S. has maintained Thule Air Base on the northwest of the island for the … Continue reading

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