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2010-02-19 14:36:55

Report identifies technical steps to help US downsize the arsenal, prevent spread of atomic bombs and keep stockpile safe and secure The American Physical Society (APS), the world's leading organization of physicists, has released a report identifying technical steps that will help the U.S. achieve its goals to downsize the nuclear arsenal, prevent the spread of atomic bombs and keep the stockpile safe and secure. Vice President Joe Biden today outlined those objectives during a speech in...

2010-02-19 13:33:26

The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) is among the few laboratories in the world that can provide the highly specialized analytical methods and techniques needed for nuclear safeguards and forensics purposes. In Europe, the JRC's Institute for Transuranium Elements (JRC-ITU) supports Euratom Safeguards, whose mission is to ensure that within the EU, nuclear material is not diverted from its intended use and that safeguarding obligations agreed with third parties are complied...

2010-02-15 13:36:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A historic meeting between the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum will take place on March 1, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. CST (UTC/GMT: Tuesday, March 2, 01:00 to 03:00), via a live videoconference/webcast. This event, presented by Webster University (www.webster.edu) and its Holden Public Policy Forum, will be a first-of-its-kind symbolic meeting between President Truman and Hiroshima since the tragic events...

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2010-02-12 10:15:00

Through laboratory soil cleanup methods, residents of Bikini, Enjebi and Rongelap Islands - where nuclear tests were conducted on the atolls and in the ocean surrounding them in the 1950s - could have lower radioactive levels than the average background dose for residents in the United States and Europe. The National Nuclear Security Administration's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists Bill Robison and Terry Hamilton calculated the radiation doses for people resettling Bikini,...

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...


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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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