'Uranium rush' prompts Grand Canyon fears
"A new "gold rush" is under way in the American West, but this time the prospectors are out for another metal: uranium.
The Grand Canyon region in the US state of Arizona holds one of the nation's largest concentrations of high grade uranium, the fuel for nuclear power."
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Marine life soaking up radiation along Fukushima coast - May 26, 2011
"The new data shows that some seaweed contamination levels are not only 50 times higher than safety limits – far higher than our initial measurements showed – but also that the contamination is spreading over a wide area, and accumulating in sea life..." (greenpeace.org)
Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant - Article + Video
"The government of Fukushima prefecture said radiation levels at the plant over one hour were equivalent to the annual allowable exposure...
Containers of uranium fuel inside the reactor may have begun melting...
The explosion was most likely caused by melting fuel coming into contact with water." (BBC)
Nuclear veterans win right to sue - with a VIDEO "Ex-servicemen who took part in nuclear tests in the 1950s have won the right to sue the government for compensation.
More than 1,000 men say they and their families have suffered ill-health following the nuclear tests conducted in the South Pacific...
The men want compensation for illnesses, including cancer, skin defects and fertility problems which they claim are the result of exposure to radiation
during nuclear bomb testing." (BBC)
Radioactive decay(Wikipedia) It "is the process in which an unstable atomic nucleus loses energy by emitting radiation in the form of particles or electromagnetic waves."
Questions Raised on N. Korea's Claim of Hydrogen Bomb Test - Test + Audio- 6 January 2016
"North Korea announced Wednesday that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 5.1 magnitude earthquake early Wednesday (UTC) near the site of previous North Korean nuclear tests.
The site is in the northeast part of the country, near the border with China." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Moment North Korean TV announced hydrogen bomb test - VIDEO - 6 January 2016
"North Korea's state TV has announced that a hydrogen bomb was successfully tested in the Asian country.
"The news came after monitors detected a tremor of magnitude 5.1 near the Punggye-ri nuclear test site." (BBC)
In pictures: Nagasaki bombing- 9 August 2015
"On 9 August 1945, the US dropped the second atomic bomb ever deployed in conflict, hitting the Japanese industrial city of Nagasaki.
Six days later, Japan announced its surrender.
At least 74,000 people died in the Nagasaki blast or from subsequent injuries.
Some 140,000 people had died three days before in Hiroshima, in the world's first nuclear attack." (BBC)
North Korea: 'No Interest at All' in Nuclear Deal- Text + Audio- 29 July 2015
"U.S. special diplomat to North Korean talks is meeting with Chinese and South Korean officials about restarting talks with North Korea on its nuclear program. However, North Korea has said it is not interested in giving up its weapons. The six-party talks were suspended in 2009." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Kerry Seeks Support in US for Iran Nuclear Deal - Text + Audio + Video - 21 July 2015
"U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is talking to Congress members about support for the nuclear deal with Iran.
Lawmakers have 60 days to approve the deal. On Monday, the U.N. Security Council approved the measure.
If Iran is to violate the agreement, the measure calls for a return to sanctions." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
A Closer Look at the Iran Nuclear Deal- Text + Audio + Video - 18 July 2015
"The agreement includes a plan for inspections of Iran’s nuclear centers and limits on the machines used to manufacture material for nuclear weapons. President Obama’s political opponents do not support the deal." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Historic Iran Nuclear Agreement Reached- Text + Audio - 15 July 2015
"For the United States, the agreement with Iran does not represent an official treaty. So approval by two-third of the Senate is not needed.
But Congress passed, and President Obama signed, a measure giving lawmakers 60 days to approve or reject an agreement with simple majority votes." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Wiltshire's Underground City - FOR SALE
"Burlington: The 35 acre, secret subterranean Cold War City that lies 100 feet beneath Corsham...
Built in the late 50s this massive city complex was designed to safely house up to 4,000 central Government personnel in the event of a nuclear strike.
In a former Bath stone quarry the city, code named Burlington, was to be the site of the main Emergency Government War Headquarters
- the hub of the Country’s alternative seat of power outside London."
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