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2010-01-26 01:50:00

TOKYO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In a proposal released on Jan. 26, "Toward a New Era of Value Creation," Soka Gakkai International (SGI) President Daisaku Ikeda calls for accelerated moves toward the realization of a world without nuclear weapons. He also urges concrete steps toward generating meaningful employment opportunities in the current economic downturn, and making investment in education for girls a priority development objective. Noting that the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty...

2010-01-14 10:30:00

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Adjusts Clock From 5 to 6 Minutes Before Midnight; Encouraging Progress Seen Around Globe in Both Key Threat Areas: Nuclear Weapons and Climate Change. NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing a more "hopeful state of world affairs" in relation to the twin threats posed by nuclear weapons and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) is moving the minute hand of its famous Doomsday Clock one minute away from midnight. It is...

2009-12-30 06:35:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For Nukepills.com, specialists in the niche market of radiation emergency preparedness, 2009 was a year of record sales due to events such as Iran's nuclear program, nuclear plant radiation leaks, Potassium Iodide distribution programs and worries of dirty bombs. Even the Swine Flu pandemic played a role in the surge of sales. In early 2009, Nukepills.com delivered 5.4 million doses of FDA-approved ThyroShield Potassium Iodide to Kuwait's...

2009-12-28 08:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Navy conducted a successful test flight Dec. 19 of a Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Navy launched the unarmed missile from the submerged submarine USS ALASKA (SSBN 732) in the Atlantic Ocean. This test marked the 130th consecutive successful test flight of the Trident II D5 missile since 1989 - continuing a 20-year record of reliability that is unmatched by any other...

2009-12-14 14:15:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a contract by Charles Stark Draper Laboratory to produce integrated circuits for the U.S. Navy's TRIDENT II (D5) submarine-launched ballistic missile program. This is a three-year contract with a total potential value of $110 million including the pre-priced options. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The contract is...

2009-12-08 08:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy is awarding Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract with a value not to exceed $851 million for production and deployed system support for the Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program for fiscal year 2010. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin is providing D5 missile hardware production support and reentry system hardware, as well as operations and maintenance to support the readiness and reliability of missile systems...

2009-11-11 07:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $100 million contract from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to produce solid rocket propulsion systems for all three stages of the U.S. Navy's Trident II (D-5) Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM). Under terms of the annual contract, ATK will continue to supply Trident solid rocket propulsion systems to the Trident II (D-5) Missile System Prime Contractor, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale,...

2009-10-21 08:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy conducted successful test flights Sept. 3 and 4 of two Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles (FBMs) built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Navy launched the unarmed missiles from the submerged submarine USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) in the Atlantic Ocean. The Trident II D5 missile now has achieved 129 consecutive successful test flights since 1989 - a record unmatched by any other large ballistic missile or space launch...

2009-10-09 15:05:00

F.E. WARREN AFB, Wyo., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today donated $10,000 to support the F.E. Warren Air Force Base ICBM and Heritage Museum in Wyoming. Lockheed Martin presented the donation during a ceremony at the air force base during the Air Force's 50th Anniversary of ICBMs Symposium and Commemoration. The symposium marked the ICBM force being on alert since 1959 and its continuing role as an enduring deterrent to this day. "This museum serves an...

2009-10-09 11:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the future there will be more nuclear technology spread across more nations than ever before. Will the growth of nuclear power lead to increased risks of nuclear weapons proliferation and nuclear terrorism? Will the nonproliferation regime be adequate to ensure safety and security in a world more widely and heavily invested in nuclear power? Policy experts, economists, scientists, and nuclear industry leaders from various...


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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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