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Iranian Passenger Attempted To Smuggle Radioactive Materials From Russia
2011-12-16 13:12:25

Russia's customs agency said on Friday that it has seized radioactive metal from the luggage of an Iranian passenger. The Federal Customs Service said in a statement that its agents found 18 pieces of metal at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport after radiation alerts went on. The customs agency said that the gauges showed that radiation levels were 20 times higher than normal. "Eighteen metallic objects of industrial origin were found, packed into individual steel boxes," the Russian...

2011-12-13 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com) (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies that protect against biological, chemical, and radiological threats, announced today that that it has entered into an agreement with Honeywell India (a unit of Honeywell International) to develop a radiation detector which would display radiation data collected via Bluetooth to a smart phone. The product is...

2011-12-06 00:06:00

VIENNA, December 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tibor Toth, head of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), today congratulated Indonesia's parliamentarians for bringing the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) "a significant step closer to becoming global law." "I welcome today's outcome of the vote in the Indonesian Parliament to ratify the Treaty," Toth said. "By this historic decision, the gap keeping the Treaty...

2011-12-05 10:38:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan has launched a trial bringing digitally-enabled Phone Kiosks to New York's Times Square. Three kiosks in Times Square were constructed with digital panels, each capable of delivering HD video and static images. Each ad rotation lasts for seven seconds and contains content from 10 advertisers. Titan commands the largest inventory of phone kiosks in New York City, with 2,552 payphones at 1,762 phone kiosk locations throughout New York...

2011-11-30 15:35:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its new scalable effects warhead was successfully demonstrated on Lockheed Martin's Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System-Plus (GMLRS+) rocket today during a flight test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. This new warhead provides the user the ability to select a range of detonation yields depending on the target. The warhead was set to low-yield output prior to the...

2011-11-30 06:52:00

VIENNA, November 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oscar-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas is well known for his commitment to nuclear disarmament. Now he has teamed up with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization on a series of austere but powerful TV spots aimed at raising support for the Treaty. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/ctbtoprepatorycommission/52793 "The Comprehensive...

2011-11-15 07:08:00

SYDNEY, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's public support for safeguarded uranium exports to India is 'welcome and overdue', says senior Lowy Institute researcher Rory Medcalf, a longstanding advocate of improved Australia-India relations. "It is high time the Australian Labor Party developed a contemporary policy on allowing safeguarded uranium exports to help India produce much-needed electricity," Mr. Medcalf said today (15 November). "With...

2011-11-08 14:04:00

NIAGARA FALLS, NY, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AMPAC-ISP CORP., American Pacific Corporation's (NASDAQ®: APFC) wholly-owned in-space propulsion subsidiary (AMPAC-ISP), is proud to play a key role in propelling the Juno spacecraft which recently launched on its five year voyage to Jupiter. The Juno spacecraft will carry out the first in-depth study of the giant planet including, but not limited to: investigating the existence of an ice-rock core, determining the amount...

2011-11-06 23:01:00

A new report by the American Security Project uses compelling visuals and facts to depict modern nuclear security challenges to encourage debate among policy makers and the American public. WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Security Project (ASP), with support from the Consensus for American Security, released a new report entitled, "Nuclear Security Index: Assessing Modern Nuclear Threats and the Tools to Combat Them" (NSI). This unbiased,...

2011-10-31 12:22:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a $14 million contract to test new liquid-propulsion technologies that could be used to help intercept incoming ballistic missiles. The tests, using a liquid Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS), are designed to enhance performance and reduce technological risks associated with the SM-3 Block IIB missile. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies...


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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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