Deals: Pakistani disgrace nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan, allegedly leaked atomic weapons secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya. Read More
WHAT: This summer’s big East Coast earthquake delivered more shaking than at least 27 U.S. nuclear plants were engineered to resist. A preliminary Nuclear Regulatory Commission review called the risk 24 times greater at one nuclear site.
WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT: Seismic upgrades will be required for each of America’s 104 reactors identified in an ongoing geological reassessment as being in danger of earthquakes larger than previously planned for. Read More
A Swedish man who was arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen said he was only doing it as a hobby. Richard Handl, 31, posted on his blog that he did not succeed in building a homemade nuclear reactor, but did manage to create a small meltdown on his stove with radioactive radium, uranium and americium. Handl got caught when he wrote to Sweden’s Radiation Authority asking if his nuclear experiments were legal. Read More
WHO: Japan’s prime minister on Sunday criticized the country’s nuclear safety agency for allegedly trying to plant questions aimed at supporting atomic energy at public forums.WHAT: Prime Minister Naoto Kan said the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency was siding with the industry rather than acting as a regulator. He said it underscored a cozy relationship and the deep-rooted problem that must be corrected in the wake of the March 11 tsunami and the nuclear crisis. Read More
The Russian roulette scene from “The Deer Hunter” film was meant as a metaphor for the war in Vietnam. Its message was that by sending troops to Southeast Asia, the U.S. was playing a “game” just as senseless and fatal. Regardless of what one thinks of the Vietnam War, no one would suggest that a Russian roulette foreign policy makes sense. Read More
Duke Energy is probably in competition with GM, Google, and GE as far as being the big business most cozy with the Obama administration. Some conservative activist shareholders hope to confront Duke's CEO about this. In a press release, the National Center for Public Policy Research says: Read More
Tensions between Pakistan and the U.S. intensified Monday when senior Pakistani officials visiting Washington D.C. demanded that CIA officers and special operations forces leave the country, Pakistani and U.S. officials told The Examiner. Read More
Iran is moving full speed ahead with its nuclear program while the rest of the world is preoccupied with events unfolding in North Africa and other Muslim nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday.
Netanyahu, who spoke to European Union ambassadors Monday, said Israel will act to protect its citizens against growing threats. Reports out of the region display Israel's increased concern with Iran and the recent attacks from Hamas in the region. Read More
In his most comprehensive remarks on the Japanese crisis, President Obama on Thursday sought to curtail fears that nuclear contamination would spread to the United States and to reassure Americans about the soundness of domestic nuclear plants. Read More
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