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2014-03-26 16:22:49

OTTAWA, March 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) welcomes Prime Minister Stephen Harper's announcement to contribute $28 million to increase the security of nuclear facilities and radioactive sources, and prevent illegal trafficking of nuclear and radioactive materials around the world. The announcement was made on March 25, during the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague, Netherlands, where leaders from 53 countries gathered to discuss ways to strengthen...

2014-03-06 16:21:07

Company to Provide Research and Development to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction RESTON, Va., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to conduct research and development to combat weapons of mass destruction. The multiple-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract has a five-year base period of performance, a...

2014-01-08 12:20:14

Index Highlights Positive Trends and Dangerous Gaps As World Leaders Prepare for Nuclear Security Summit in March WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) today released the 2014 NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index, a unique public assessment of nuclear materials security conditions in 176 countries, developed with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Its key finding: Despite progress, including a valuable Nuclear Security Summit process,...

2013-10-25 12:20:35

SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma Labs, Inc. (OTCBB: SGLB) today announced that it received from Los Alamos National Laboratory a second contract to provide Sigma Labs' advanced manufacturing technology and continuing support efforts in nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship and disposition for the Advanced Recovery and Integrated Extraction System (ARIES). The ARIES program is the only program in the nation that disassembles and destroys surplus plutonium pits. The...

2013-10-06 23:00:08

‘Radioactive Clouds of Death Over Utah,’ collects decades of research and testimonials regarding effects of nuclear testing. Washington, Utah (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Between 1950 and 1958, the Atomic Energy Commission detonated over 100 atomic bombs at its Nevada testing site. The toxic clouds flew over St. George, Utah, giving it the infamous nickname, Fallout City USA. The lasting effects of those clouds, however, are still being felt today. In his updated book, “Radioactive...

2013-09-10 16:20:31

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every terrorist attack or nuclear incident anywhere in the world causes much public fear about radiation--and distrust of government reassurance. Recent concerns relate to leaking water containment vessels at Fukushima. Then there are threats of retaliation if the U.S. strikes Syria. Terrorist groups likely already possess what is needed to make a briefcase nuclear device or enough radioactive material to use in a radiation...

2013-09-04 23:03:40

Stevens and the Federation of American Scientists to Collaborate on the Development of a Virtual Nuclear Issues Education Center Hoboken, N.J. (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Stevens Institute of Technology, a premier, private technological research university, and the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on reducing nuclear threats to national and international security, have been awarded a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to host...

2013-08-15 12:31:33

None of 107 U.S. Reactors in Study is Adequately Protected, But Among Most Vulnerable are 11 Reactors in CA, CT, FL, MD, MA, MO, NY, NC, TX, VA, ... Including 1 Within 25 Miles of White House. AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 10 years after the 9/11 hijackers considered flying a fully loaded passenger jet into a Manhattan area nuclear reactor, U.S. commercial and research nuclear facilities remain inadequately protected against two credible terrorist threats...

2013-05-09 20:21:33

FAIRFAX, Va., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VIP GlobalNet, LLC invites you to attend along with other industry experts, academics, and policy makers for the "Countering Nuclear and Radiological Threats Symposium." The symposium was organized to facilitate a solutions based discussion regarding nuclear and radiological threats matching to those capabilities needed to defend against those threats. Subject matter experts will highlight the challenges associated with this mission and...

2013-03-05 12:22:12

OSLO, Norway, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The historic Oslo Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons has concluded with the announcement of a follow-up meeting to be hosted by Mexico. A wide range of states and organisations agreed that an understanding of the global humanitarian consequences of nuclear detonations should be the starting point for urgent action to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons. (Logo:...


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Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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