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2014-04-15 12:21:47

Special Algorithm Coupled with Commercial X-ray Scanners May Enable Detection of Small Amounts of Fissile Materials in Luggage WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) the greatest danger to nuclear security comes from terrorists acquiring sufficient quantities of plutonium or highly enriched uranium (HEU) to construct a crude nuclear explosive device. The IAEA also notes that most cases of illicit nuclear...

2011-06-09 05:59:00

KYIV, Ukraine, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov announced that Ukraine accomplished nearly all of its commitments concerning the removal of enriched uranium from the country's territory. In April 2010 the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych took on the responsibility to eliminate the remaining enriched uranium stock in exchange for the provision of necessary technical and financial assistance to the project by the United States. "Ukraine has...

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2009-06-08 06:45:00

Remnants of undeclared synthetic uranium have been identified at a second location by the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, at a reactor in Damascus, BBC News reported.  The site in question was devastated in a 2007 raid by Israeli troops. Claims by the US have sparked an IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) investigation as to whether the site was a nuclear reactor that was not yet functional.  Apart from this incident, Iran is continuing to develop uranium in disobedience of the...

2005-07-08 06:15:11

VIENNA (Reuters) - Nearly 90 countries including the world's largest nuclear powers agreed on Friday to close loopholes in an international pact on the protection of atomic materials against terrorists and saboteurs. The United Nations nuclear watchdog said 89 countries at a conference in Vienna adopted changes to a 1979 treaty that will require states to boost security at nuclear sites and cooperate more to track down stolen or smuggled atomic materials. A key change extends the...

2005-07-04 15:26:12

By Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - States must boost security at theirnuclear sites and cooperate more to track down stolen orsmuggled atomic materials to stop them falling into the wronghands, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Monday. The global body urged delegates from 83 countries gatheredin Vienna to close loopholes in an international law on theprotection of atomic materials against terrorists andsaboteurs. Many countries agree that the 1979 Convention on thePhysical Protection...

2005-06-21 22:20:00

Existing monitors for detecting smuggled nuclear weapons components at U.S. ports are "an important first step," AAAS expert Benn Tannenbaum told policymakers at a 21 June hearing before U.S. policymakers. But, he added, "More needs to be done to protect the United States from smuggled nuclear weapons" because current portal monitors probably could not detect even a few kilograms of highly enriched uranium, even if only lightly shielded. Tannenbaum, a senior program associate with the AAAS...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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