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Nuclear waste at ‘eroding’ dump near Sellafield ‘will be disrupted’ – govt agency
​A site on the Cumbrian coast where 1 million cubic meters of nuclear waste from all over the UK has been buried for the past 55 years has been declared a potential source of contamination – due to coastal erosion and rising sea levels.

22.04.2014 16:04

US-Japan: Pivoting apart?
The ‘hope’ having evaporated, the ‘change’ largely absent, President Obama is visiting Japan April 24-25 with a free trade agenda. However, cracks appear to be emerging in the president’s ‘Pivot to Asia’.

22.04.2014 08:08

Fukushima radiation killing our children, govt hides truth - former mayor
Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba, a town near the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant, is warning his country that radiation contamination is affecting Japan’s greatest treasure – its children.

21.04.2014 13:19

Dispute over Arak reactor 'virtually resolved' – Iran nuclear chief
Iran and the six world powers have “virtually agreed” on a settlement regarding the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor, according to statements made by an Iranian official on Saturday. Tehran offered to limit the amount of plutonium that Arak can produce.

19.04.2014 17:10

An American plane in Iran explained by Tehran
Despite the Islamic Republic’s off-limit trade status, a US corporate jet was spotted on the tarmac of a major airport in Tehran, fueling speculation in aviation and political circles as to how and why the aircraft got there.

19.04.2014 08:19

Obama signs bill banning Iran's proposed UN ambassador from entering the US
United States President Barack Obama signed a bill on Friday that bars Iran’s proposed ambassador to the United Nations from legally gaining entry to the US.

18.04.2014 20:04

Crews locate area of radiation leak at New Mexico nuclear waste site
While the cause of a radiation leak at the United States’ first nuclear waste repository remains unknown, officials have reportedly pinpointed the facility’s contaminated area.

18.04.2014 19:00

Out of control: Fukushima manager admits to ‘embarrassing failure’
The manager of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has admitted not having full control of the facility. Contrary to the statements of the Japanese PM, TEPCO’s Akira Ono said attempts to plug the leaks of radioactive water had failed.

18.04.2014 05:01

Iran fulfilling most of its agreements under nuclear deal – IAEA
A monthly update by the IAEA says that Iran has cut its most sensitive stockpile of nuclear material by 75 percent, following a landmark deal agreed with world powers last year. However, a planned facility required as part of the pact has been delayed.

17.04.2014 19:42

Navy delays commissioning of new nuclear submarine, opens investigation
The United States Navy announced that it will postpone the commissioning of its new nuclear-powered submarine, the North Dakota, due to an investigation into the quality of the components developed by the weapons contractor.

17.04.2014 15:01

Avoiding another Fukushima: Nuclear power generation could be put to sea
A group of American engineers proposed bringing nuclear power generating facilities out to sea, to secure them from earthquakes and tsunamis, and prevent a possible meltdown threat by submerging a reactor’s active zone.

17.04.2014 04:48

Israel lashes out at Kerry again, this time for ‘surrendering’ to Iran
A top Israeli official has criticized John Kerry for “surrendering” to Iran after the US Secretary of State said that the US would consider allowing Iran to have enough nuclear materials to build a weapon in six months.

14.04.2014 16:19

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