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2006-07-24 01:17:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan is building a reactor that could produce enough plutonium for 40 to 50 nuclear weapons in what would be a major expansion of its nuclear program and an intensified arms race in South Asia, a report showed on Monday.

2006-07-24 00:04:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan is building a reactor that could produce enough plutonium for 40 to 50 nuclear weapons in what would be a major expansion of its nuclear program, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

2006-07-14 11:26:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Friday it awarded $1.16 billion in contracts to three companies to develop sophisticated equipment to scan cargo at border cities for nuclear weapons material. Raytheon Co., Thermo Electron Corp.

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2006-07-14 11:15:00

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Friday it awarded $1.16 billion in contracts to three companies to develop sophisticated equipment to scan cargo at border cities for nuclear weapons material.

2006-05-16 13:30:00

A key GOP lawmaker warned on Tuesday that the opening of a nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert that is already 10 years behind schedule may be further delayed because the U.S. government has no plans to recycle waste from 103 nuclear power plants.

2006-04-12 04:16:51

TOKYO (Reuters) - Radioactive water leaked inside a Japanese nuclear reprocessing plant but no one was injured and the leak had no impact outside the plant, a spokesman for the plant's operator, Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd, said on Wednesday.

2006-04-12 03:53:22

TOKYO (Reuters) - Radioactive water leaked inside a new Japanese nuclear reprocessing plant but no one was injured and the leak had no effects outside the plant, a spokesman for the plant's operator, Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd, said on Wednesday.

2006-03-08 20:16:11

By Jeremy Lovell SELLAFIELD (Reuters) - It is the regular beeping that grates. But if it stops, prepare to be scared. The signal audible every second in every corridor of the high-level toxic nuclear waste plant on Britain's sprawling Sellafield site is a sign all the alarms are working.

2006-03-08 20:15:00

The nuclear industry says its technology emits no carbon and does not cause global warming but for many, still wary after disasters like the 1986 explosion at Chernobyl, the lingering fear is that the toxic waste might leak and kill.

2006-02-13 13:33:35

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush ad


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.