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2009-02-25 07:30:00

ATK'S 52-YEAR HISTORY OF SUBMARINE MISSILE PROPULSION EXTENDED THROUGH 2011 MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $90 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...

2009-02-18 09:56:00

IT Expert to Lead Titan's Digital Expansion NEW YORK, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan Worldwide has promoted technology veteran Rob Marlow to the newly created position of Senior Vice President and Worldwide Chief Information Officer. Based in Titan's New York headquarters, Mr. Marlow will spearhead Titan's digital inventory expansion as well as lead all aspects of internal information systems on a global scale, coordinate within various business units and interface with vendors. Titan, the...

2009-01-16 16:34:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that it has paid more than $4.5 billion to 48,072 individuals under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). The EEOICPA provides compensation and medical benefits to employees who became ill as a result of working in the atomic weapons industry. "We got this program up and running in eight months by July 31, 2001, and I'm very proud that the department has...

2008-12-30 13:30:58

Moscow acquired the secret of the hydrogen bomb from an atomic spy at the Los Alamos weapons lab in New Mexico, a new book says. The Nuclear Express: A Political History of the Bomb and its Proliferation, by Thomas C. Reed and Danny B. Stillman, does not name the suspected spy, but says he was born in the United States, grew up in a foreign country, fell in with communist sympathizers during the Depression and worked at Los Alamos during World War II. Afterward, he became deeply involved in...

2008-12-12 10:20:00

Nuclear as Well Non-Nuclear Countries Support Plan For Abolishing Nuclear Weapons COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A WorldPublicOpinion.org poll of 21 nations from around the world finds that people in every country favor an international agreement for eliminating all nuclear weapons. Respondents were asked to consider an agreement that specified "all countries with nuclear weapons would be required to eliminate them according to a timetable" while "all other countries...

2008-12-11 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One hundred international political, military, business, and civic leaders from across political lines launched a new initiative in Paris on Tuesday to eliminate nuclear weapons globally to combat the threat of proliferation and nuclear terrorism. Called Global Zero, the initiative will combine high-level policy work with global public outreach to achieve a binding agreement to eliminate all nuclear weapons through phased and verified...

2008-12-08 12:40:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In its first-ever controlled-flight test, a new generation kinetic missile payload designed for the Missile Defense Agency successfully fired, hovered and maneuvered for 20 seconds under the power of a propulsion system developed by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The Multiple Kill Vehicle-L (MKV-L) free-flight hover test was conducted Dec. 2 by the Missile Defense Agency and MKV-L prime...

2008-12-08 08:38:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 prominent military, political, faith, and business leaders met in Paris December 8-9 for the inaugural conference of Global Zero -- a new international initiative committed to achieving a binding verifiable agreement to eliminate all nuclear weapons by combining high-level diplomacy and policy work with global public campaigning. A delegation of these Global Zero leaders will hold a press conference in Washington, D.C. on...

2008-12-01 09:09:00

Out-of-Home Media Leader Now Reaches 20 Million More Philadelphia and New Jersey Commuters Each Year NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan Worldwide has signed an exclusive contract to manage the out-of-home advertising assets of the Delaware River Port Authority's subsidiary, the Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO), which operates rail service between Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia. PATCO has 13 stations within the Greater Philadelphia Designated Market Area (DMA) that...

2008-11-12 09:00:12

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trident Microsystems, Inc. a leader in high-performance semiconductor system solutions for the multimedia and digital television markets, today announced that its European DVB-T system software, powered by its HiDTV(TM) PRO-FX system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions, has been integrated into Grundig Elektronik's New City Line Models, the BERLIN 32-8850T, BERLIN 37-8850T and the Vision-7 47-7851T full HD digital televisions now selling in...


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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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