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2008-10-31 15:00:12

The Russian Foreign Ministry Friday said an allegation that a large number of the country's nuclear weapons have been stolen or gone missing is untrue. The press and information department of the Russian ministry said in a statement that concern expressed by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was unwarranted as Russia has maintained strict control of such atomic weaponry in the past, RIA Novosti said. "Despite all the difficulties that our country faced in the early 1990s, Russia...

2008-10-29 12:00:25

Titan Energy Worldwide (OTCBB: TEWI) announced today that its subsidiary, Titan Energy Systems, has secured a $130,000 annual contract to provide maintenance service to more than 140 portable standby power generators for a large telecommunications provider in Iowa. To date, Titan Energy has booked $791,000 in service contracts compared to $315,000 in all of 2007, a more than 150% increase with two months remaining in 2008. Titan Energy Systems is a full line sales and service provider of...

2008-10-14 13:00:00

A study suggests U.S. hospitals aren't adequately prepared for the medical consequences of a terrorist attack involving radioactive materials. "Hospital emergency departments will play a crucial role in the response to any terrorist attack involving radioactive materials," said study lead author Steven Becker, an associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "In fact, it is no exaggeration to say the actions of hospitals will be central to the success or...

2008-10-10 09:00:13

By George Jah n Associated Press VIENNA, Austria -- North Korea moved closer Thursday to relaunching its nuclear arms program, announcing that it wants to reactivate the facility that produced its atomic bomb and banning U.N. inspectors from the site. The U.S. said the moves did not mean the death of international efforts to persuade the North to recommit to an agreement that offers it diplomatic and economic concessions in exchange for nuclear disarmament. Despite the gloomy...

2008-10-04 12:00:03

By Robert Burns Associated Press RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- A historic and highly sensitive deal that opens up U.S. nuclear trade with India should trigger an across-the-board improvement in U.S. relations with the Asian giant, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday en route to New Delhi. The agreement on civil nuclear cooperation allows American businesses to begin selling nuclear fuel, technology and reactors to India in exchange for safeguards and U.N. inspections at...

2008-10-04 09:00:03

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan | Two suspected U.S. missile strikes Friday on villages close to the border with Afghanistan killed at least 19 people, most of them militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said. American forces recently ramped up cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaida militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan - a region considered a likely hiding place for Osama bin Laden. Two missiles believed to have been fired from U.S. unmanned drones launched...

2008-10-04 03:00:16

By Bunnell, Stephen At a July 8 summit in Hokkaido, Japan, the heads of government of the Group of Eight (G-8), a forum of the largest economies worldwide, continued discussions on expanding their current nonproliferation partnership from a focus on the former Soviet Union to a more global approach. They also took note of the program's achievements to date in the former Soviet Union as well as remaining projects there. In a statement released after the summit, the leaders acknowledged the...

2008-09-28 12:00:28

We, the American people, own a large stock of weapons-grade plutonium. Twenty-pound blocks of plutonium is worth more than gold. We could pay off all of our government's debts and store the plutonium in Fort Knox alongside the gold that is currently owned by foreign governments. W.L. Haynes West Valley City (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-27 18:00:24

DIRECTORS of a Merseyside company have become the first to be prosecuted under the Chemical Weapons Act. Colin Stott and Simon Knowles, directors of Organic Intermediates Limited in Knowsley Business Park, Kirkby, have become the first to be fined under the act after breaching rules designed to halt the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Liverpool magistrates heard the pair failed on several occasions to notify the authorities their company produced more than a tonne of a chemical...

2008-09-13 03:00:23

Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the federal government has made only limited progress toward preventing a catastrophic nuclear, biological or chemical attack on U.S. soil and combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction abroad, according to a report card to be issued today by 22 former U.S. officials. The bipartisan Partnership for a Secure America gave the United States an overall grade of C. The government received three D's, eight C's and seven B's in areas such as...

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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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