Nuclear Power & Radiation

US, Kazakhstan Secure Weapons-Grade Plutonium From Soviet-era Reactor

"Enough plutonium and uranium to make 775 nuclear weapons has been removed from the BN-350 fast reactor in Kazakhstan, built to breed plutonium for the Soviet Union's nuclear weapons program, and placed in a secure storage facility to keep terrorists from acquiring nuclear weapons."

Source: ENS, 11/19/2010

"G.O.P. Opposition Dims Hope for Arms Treaty With Russia"

"President Obama’s hopes of ratifying a new arms control treaty with Russia by the end of the year appeared to come undone on Tuesday as the chief Senate Republican negotiator moved to block a vote on the pact, one of the White House’s top foreign policy goals, in the lame-duck session of Congress."

Source: NYTimes, 11/17/2010

"Black Floridians Await Settlement on Toxic Contamination"

"For close to four decades, residents of Tallevast in southwest Florida lived side by side with the American Beryllium Company, which employed local men and women to manufacture parts for nuclear weapons. Each day, workers inhaled beryllium dust and brought it home on their clothing."

Source: IPS, 10/29/2010


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