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2010-07-20 08:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs' first underwater launch of a Fleet Ballistic Missile, which was designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Polaris A1 missile successfully launched from the submerged USS George Washington (SSBN-598), the first ballistic missile submarine, July 20, 1960, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla. This successful Navy test proved the capability of launching...

2010-07-19 12:59:00

WASHINGTON, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Dave Matthews, Michael Bolton, Macy Gray, Trent Reznor, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Maroon 5, Tom Morello, Steve Earle, Ok Go, BoDeans, Circa Survive, Rise Against, Los Amigos Invisibles, Neon Indian, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Bostich & Fussible, Mayer Hawthorne, Michael Franti, They Might be Giants, Ozomatli, Mexican Institute of Sound, Lotus, Fanfarlo, Jay Electronica, Weezer, Entrance Band, The Gossip's Beth Ditto, Subsonica See Trailer and...

2010-06-22 15:26:00

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Journal Group is proud to announce that Elaine Grossman has won two of journalism's top editorial awards for her work in Global Security Newswire (GSN), where she covers nuclear arms, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Grossman's acclaimed article, "Inside Obama Administration, A Tug Of War Over Nuclear Warheads [link to: http://www.globalsecuritynewswire.org/gsn/nw_20090818_1478.php]," took First Prize in Online...

2010-06-22 08:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy conducted successful test flights June 8 and 9 of four Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles (FBMs) built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Navy launched the unarmed missiles from the submerged submarine USS Maryland (SSBN 738) in the Atlantic Ocean. This test marked the 131st, 132nd, 133rd and 134th consecutive successful test flights of the Trident II D5 missile since 1989 - continuing a more than 20-year record of...

2010-05-14 10:10:00

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every five years, representatives of the 189 nations that are signatories to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) gather at the United Nations to review progress on the three pillars of the treaty: non-proliferation, disarmament, and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Historically, the Review Conference has been marked by deep divisions between nuclear have and have-not nations. This year, the American Academy of Arts...

2010-05-12 07:34:00

NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 11, a petition of 2,276,167 signatures from youth calling for the adoption of a Nuclear Weapons Convention which would comprehensively ban nuclear weapons was presented to Ambassador Leslie B. Gatan, adviser to the president of the ongoing Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, and UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Sergio Duarte at the New York Culture Center of the SGI-USA Buddhist association. The signatures,...

2010-05-04 16:07:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Achieving the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons will require the increased engagement of nations that currently do not posses nuclear arms of their own, according to the authors of a new collection from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. We must move beyond the traditional cycle of complaints from the "have-nots" and retorts from the "haves" to suggest new ways to realize the shared goal of nuclear disarmament. As interest in...

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2010-05-04 06:40:00

The United States revealed for the first time how many nuclear warheads it possesses as part of an attempt to encourage other nations to be more forthcoming with such information and to help create a united front against stockpiles in other countries, including Iran, according to various media reports published on Monday. As of September 2009, the U.S. was in possession of 5,113 nuclear warheads, Pentagon officials revealed during the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference. That...

2010-04-28 03:20:00

TOKYO, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- From January to March 2010, youth members of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) in six countries conducted surveys of their peers' attitudes toward nuclear weapons and their abolition in advance of the upcoming NPT Review Conference. A total of 4,362 interview surveys were conducted of people from their teens through 30s in Japan, Korea, the Philippines, New Zealand, the USA and the UK. Asked whether the presence of nuclear weapons contributes to global peace...

2010-04-13 18:40:00

WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement at the conclusion of the Nuclear Security Summit hosted by President Obama: "For the past two days, global leaders came together to work toward common goals: a future without nuclear weapons and a safer world for our families and for the next generation. Under President Obama's leadership, this summit was a sign of progress for the non-proliferation movement and the effort to preserve...


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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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