Nuclear proliferation: Time to bury plutonium

Nuclear proliferation: Time to bury plutonium
Nature.com
This proposal matches that of the United States — to use already-separated plutonium as an alternative fuel for existing nuclear power reactors. France and Japan, the other nations with significant stockpiles, combine this approach with the dangerous
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Over 1300 tubes damaged at Calif. nuclear plant
KFMB
Richard Lugar is considered a visionary who looked beyond US exuberance over the end of the Cold War and saw the dangers and opportunities in the collapse of a nuclear-armed Soviet Union.More >> Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon,
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‘Consuming plutonium for producing energy is the superior option’
The Hindu
A paper published today (May 10) in Nature states that the process of converting plutonium to MOX (mixed oxide fuel containing uranium and reprocessed plutonium) for use in fast breeder reactors is costly, risky. It does not address the central issue
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The Hindu
Sizewell power plant’s future fears raised
Coastal Scene
The message will include the name and email address you gave us when you signed up. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. EDF, the owners of the Sizewell nuclear power plant hope to build the new station at site near Southwold
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Nuclear security agency signs another non-HEU medical isotope production agreement
Government Security News
The agency in charge of securing dangerous and potentially dangerous nuclear materials in the US signed on another company to produce critical medical radioisotopes without using highly-enriched uranium (HEU). The National Nuclear Security
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Iowa (and Bill Gates) could lead the way
UI The Daily Iowan
None of these plants have blown up, and none have released dangerous levels of radiation into our communities. Nuclear plants produce no dreaded CO2. Most of us do not even know where the plants, located in 31 different states, are. The plants have not
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Radiation risks: Raiders of the lost archive
Nature.com
Fearful of a nuclear attack by the United States, the Soviet Union wanted to understand how radiation damages tissues and causes diseases such as cancer. Concerns about home-grown accidents, such as the 1957 disaster at the Mayak nuclear plant close to
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Tough Talk From Environmental Activist Dr. Helen Caldicott
Huffington Post (blog)
Dr. Helen Caldicott has passionately devoted the last 40 years to educating the global community about the inherent risks and dangers of nuclear energy and weapons and the critical changes needed to restore and help save our embattled Earth.
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