Nuclear Disaster

How Trump is making the world more dangerous
Sam Sacks, in for Thom Hartmann, wonders whether a world without nuclear weapons is possible, and sits down with Susi Snyder, Nuclear Disarmament Program Manager at PAX to discuss it. The Graham-Cassidy bill is put under scrutiny by Sam and his guests Bryan Pruitt and Alex Lawson. [...]
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No Nuclear Security ‘So Long as Nuclear Weapons Exist,’ Say Activists
As world leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for the start of a Nuclear Security Summit, activists gathered in McPherson Square on Friday urging them to eliminate all nuclear weapons. Activists with the anti-nuclear group Global Zero rallied with a four-story inflatable missile, which they said represented one of t [...]
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Does Obama’s Nuclear Modernization Make the Unthinkable ‘Thinkable’?
Even those who have advised President Obama on his modernization plan are concerned about the risks posed by the updated weapons. A new investigative report on Monday sheds light on the United States' modernization of its nuclear arsenal and the details are troubling: weapons that are smaller, more accurate, and potentially m [...]
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Radiation spikes after wildfire in Chernobyl exclusion zone
Ukrainian nuclear inspectors have measured a significant increase in radiation in the Chernobyl exclusion zone caused by heavy wildfires raging in close proximity to the crippled nuclear power station. Air near the desolated settlement of Polesskoye in the Chernobyl zone is contaminated with the radioactive element cesium-137 [...]
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Ex-Royal Navy sailor to RT: Trident whistleblower’s security allegations true
As Royal Navy whistleblower William McNeilly remains in military custody for criticizing Trident nuclear safety procedures, an ex-Navy sailor who backs many of his allegations has spoken at length to RT. Euan Bryson, 25, served in Britain’s Royal Navy for 4 1/2 years as a communications and IT specialist. Among his leading [...]
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“Nuclear disaster waiting to happen”: Royal Navy probes Trident whistleblower’s claims
The Royal Navy has launched an investigation into whistleblower William McNeilly, who exposed horrid security lapses in UK's trident nuclear program which make it easier for intruders to access some secured areas than enter "most nightclubs." UK authorities are “concerned for the whereabouts” of the 25-year old whistleblo [...]
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Smoke from Chernobyl fire could spread radiation far and wide – experts
Smoke from burning forests in the Chernobyl exclusion zone is capable of spreading contaminants across great distances, even after the fire has been stopped, ecology experts told RT. The forest fire near the crippled Chernobyl nuclear power plant started on Tuesday and triggered an emergency alert, with police and National Gu [...]
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Fukushima: TEPCO sued for $868,000 in unpaid “danger money”
Four subcontractors, working to decommission the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, are suing the Tokyo Electric Power Company, in the first-ever such case, saying they were never compensated for working in the radioactive area. According to Japanese media, the lawsuit is demanding the utility company pay a total of ¥91 [...]
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Fukushima okays nuke waste storages in return for almost $3bn in subsidies
Fukushima's governor has officially agreed to allow the country's authorities to store radioactive waste for 30 years in two municipalities in exchange for 300 billion yen ($2.89 billion) in subsidies. “It’s a difficult decision, but I want to accept the construction plan,” Governor Yuhei Sato told journalists on Saturd [...]
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Ukrainian nuclear plant vulnerable to Kiev’s artillery strikes – Greenpeace expert
Europe's largest nuclear power plant is vulnerable to "direct bombardment" in Ukraine if caught in the conflict, a Greenpeace nuclear energy expert told a German newspaper, claiming that its nuclear reactors are not protected from armor-piercing weapons. Greenpeace nuclear expert Tobias Münchmeyer revealed his concerns over [...]
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US plans ‘first strike’ on Russia
Star Wars tested for Eastern Europe; US space weapons “unofficial declaration of war”; “soft assassinations” planned for last weekend's EU election winners. Seek truth from facts with Gladio, NATO's Dagger at the Heart of Europe author and former European MP Richard Cottrell; Stop NATO newslist's Rick Rozoff; and Bruce G [...]
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Nuclear bomb nearly detonated after falling on North Carolina -€“ declassified report
In a scenario that could’ve been extremely devastating, the United States narrowly averted a nuclear disaster in 1961 when an atomic bomb nearly detonated after falling out of a B-52 bomber that broke up in the sky. [...]
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Breaking: Fukushima Employee Files Lawsuit over Radiation Exposure
A worker at Fukushima filed a historic lawsuit over radiation exposure, saying TEPCO exposed him to dangerous levels of radiation without his knowledge. Shinichi is asking TEPCO for 11 million yen in compensation for the company’s negligence. That translates to only about $110,000 in US dollars – a small price for a big comp [...]
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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. [...]
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Fukushima water decontamination suspended indefinitely
Treatment of radioactive water at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant might be indefinitely suspended after malfunctions crippled the water purification process and recontaminated thousands of tons of partially purified water, Japanese media report. [...]
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