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  • Chinese Navy Gets New Nuclear Submarine

    09/21/2017 9:43:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | September 21, 2017
    BEIJING: China has added a new nuclear-powered submarine to its fast expanding fleet but experts believe that it is not the most advanced version as speculated earlier, official media reported today. The new submarine is stated to be 69th conventional and nuclear submarines, according to unofficial estimates by global defence think-tanks. A new nuclear submarine has been turned over to the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), state-run Global Times today quoted an official with the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation or CSIC as saying. However, experts believe that this submarine is not the most advanced Type 096, which is China's next...
  • Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77

    09/18/2017 4:34:52 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th September 2017 | BBC News
    A former Soviet military officer credited with averting a possible nuclear disaster at the peak of the Cold War has died at the age of 77. Stanislav Petrov was on duty at a Russian nuclear early warning centre in 1983 when computers wrongly detected incoming missiles from the US. He took the decision that they were a false alarm and did not report them to his superiors. His actions, which came to light years later, possibly prevented nuclear war. Petrov died at his home in Moscow in May but his death has only now been made public. In an interview...
  • California Wonders if North Korea Will Strike — and When

    09/18/2017 6:25:20 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 17 | Chriss W. Street
    U.S. public health and first responders in California and throughout the West Coast have begun preparing for the impact of a potential nuclear war after North Korea fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) over Japan last week in the anniversary of America’s triumphant Inchon Landing in the Korean War. In 1950, with U.S. forces barely hanging on to Pusan Peninsula as 100,000 North Korean troops had overrun 90 percent of South Kore, General Douglas MacArthur between audaciously used 261 vessels to land 75,000 American troops far behind enemy lines between September 15 and 23 to cut off the North...
  • 'How do we survive?': fearful Californians prepare for nuclear attack

    09/15/2017 9:04:18 AM PDT · by familyop · 125 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 15 September 2017 | Andrew Gumbel in Long Beach, California
    Hal Kempfer, a noted international security expert, is getting a roomful of California public health officials and emergency responders to think about the unthinkable – a nuclear bomb exploding at the port of Long Beach, about four miles away...News out of North Korea has created a mini-bonanza for local manufacturers of nuclear fallout shelters. But more important to the vast bulk of the population, Kempfer says, is having some rudimentary knowledge of what it means to “shelter in place"...Sandy Wedgeworth, the public health emergency management coordinator, said she and her staff felt energized, not depressed, by what they learned from...
  • US Intelligence: North Korea's Sixth Test Was a 140 Kiloton 'Advanced Nuclear' Device

    09/06/2017 5:40:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 115 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | September 6. 2-17 | Ankit Panda
    North Korea’s sixth nuclear test on Sunday released 140 kilotons of TNT equivalent, according to a new U.S. intelligence assessment. The margin of error on the early U.S. assessment is not known and the specific explosive yield figure may be revised, but the U.S. intelligence community assesses this device to have been several times more powerful than North Korea’s previously most powerful nuclear test in September 2016.
  • Duke Energy may ask for SC rate hike to recoup costs of nixed nuclear plant

    09/06/2017 1:58:51 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 8 replies
    Upstate Business Journal ^ | September 5, 2017 | Rudolph Bell
    Big Upstate manufacturers stand ready to challenge Duke Energy if the Charlotte-based power company asks South Carolina regulators for permission to raise rates on its Upstate customers. Duke announced Aug. 25 that it planned to cancel decade-old plans to build the two-reactor Gaffney plant. Scott Elliott, a Columbia lawyer who specializes in utility regulation, has already picked out arguments he intends to make on behalf of manufacturing clients in opposition to the expected rate hike request. Elliott represents the S.C. Energy Users Committee, a group of manufacturers that buy a lot of electricity. The group includes big Upstate employers such...
  • Should Japan and South Korea Go Nuclear?

    09/05/2017 6:29:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | September 5, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    By setting off a 100-kiloton bomb, after firing a missile over Japan, Kim Jong Un has gotten the world's attention. What else does he want? Almost surely not war with America. For no matter what damage Kim could visit on U.S. troops and bases in South Korea, Okinawa and Guam, his country would be destroyed and the regime his grandfather built annihilated. "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting," wrote Sun Tzu. Kim likely has something like this in mind. His nuclear and missile tests have already called the bluff of George W. Bush who,...
  • What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above midtown Manhattan?

    09/04/2017 7:45:11 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 65 replies
    Bulletin of Atomic Scientists ^ | 2/25/2015 | Steven Star, et al
    Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles are believed to carry a total of approximately 1,000 strategic nuclear warheads that can hit the US less than 30 minutes after being launched. Of this total, about 700 warheads are rated at 800 kilotons; that is, each has the explosive power of 800,000 tons of TNT. What follows is a description of the consequences of the detonation of a single such warhead over midtown Manhattan, in the heart of New York City. The initial fireball. The warhead would probably be detonated slightly more than a mile above the city, to maximize the damage created by...
  • North Korea openly threatens EMP attack for the first time, changing the game

    09/03/2017 8:16:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 435 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | SEPTEMBER 03, 201 | ANTHONY FUREY
    North Korea openly threatens EMP attack for the first time, changing the game BY ANTHONY FUREY, POSTMEDIA NETWORK The news Sunday morning that North Korea had launched what appeared to be its sixth nuclear test and most powerful one to date is troubling enough. But a statement from the rogue regime took things to a whole new level. The North said it had tested an H-bomb that was “a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack according to strategic goals.” This is the first time it has...
  • Three Dangerous Delusions about Korea

    09/03/2017 11:17:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Strategic Culture Foundation ^ | 09/02/2017 | JAMES GEORGE JATRAS
    They say that most of the world’s real dangers arise not because of what people don’t know but because of what they do «know» that just ain’t so.As a case in point, consider three things about Korea that the bipartisan Washington establishment seems quite sure of but are far removed from reality:Delusion 1: All options, including U.S. military force, are «on the table.»- Everyone knows there are no military «options» the U.S. could use against North Korea that don’t result in disaster. The prospect that a «surgical strike» could «take out» (a muscular-sounding term much loved by laptop bombardiers) Pyongyang’s nuclear...
  • N. Korea announces the complete success of hydrogen bomb for ICBM

    09/02/2017 11:35:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 156 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/09/03
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  • Hurricane Harvey Makes The Case For Nuclear Power

    09/02/2017 1:53:10 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/1/2017 | James Conca
    Hurricane Harvey made land fall in Texas this week and the flooding was historic. What is shaping up to be the most costly natural disaster in American history, the storm has left refineries shut down, interrupted wind and solar generation, caused a constant worry about gas explosions, and caused a chain of events that led to explosions and fires at the Arkema chemical plant that is only the beginning. The two nuclear reactors at the South Texas Project plant near Houston were operating at full capacity despite wind gusts that peaked at 130 mph as the Hurricane made landfall. The...
  • SC#NukeGate: Failed Government Utility Head Gets $16 Million Payout

    09/01/2017 6:32:01 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 21 replies
    FITSNews ^ | Sept. 1, 2017 | Unspecified
    0 The disgraced former leader of state-owned power company Santee Cooper – an entity which just wasted billions of dollars on an abandoned nuclear power plant – will receive a whopping $16 million payout from South Carolina taxpayers. You read that right … the former CEO of this colossally mismanaged public utility is being rewarded to the tune of $16 million for his role in perhaps the biggest command economic debacle in the history of the Palmetto State.
  • North Korea missile tests didn't fail, US military says in revised report

    08/26/2017 2:31:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    fox news ^ | Published August 25, 2017
    According to earlier reports, U.S. Pacific Command spokesman and Cmdr. David Benham suggested two North Korean missiles "failed in flight" while the third one had "blown up almost immediately." The U.S. Pacific Command has since revised its evaluation of the missile launch, now reporting no missile failures -- in line with the South Korean military assessment.
  • Iran Threatens to Go Nuclear “Within Hours” – Of Course they Do, This was the Plan All Along

    08/17/2017 9:00:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 17 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    As President Rouhani addresses Parliament, he made it very clear that id the US decides to go ahead with more sanctions, then Iran will scrap the “Obama Deal” (which did not just involve Obama) and resume their nuclear and missile projects. The only surprising thing about this whole affair is that it took them this long. Rouhani was outlining the plans for his new term when his “chat” took a decidedly anti-Trump turn; he declared that with Trump n the White House shows the world that Washington is “not a good partner”. Let’s for a moment ignore that most nations...
  • New York's forgotten fallout shelters back in spotlight amid N. Korea threat

    08/14/2017 8:04:34 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 18 replies ^ | 8/12/17 | Sam Ball
    On a sunny August Friday, people stream past the ornate, Art Deco US Post Office building in Manhattan's East Village, where its forlorn and faded "Fallout Shelter" plaque is an ominous reminder, however distant, of today's nuclear threat. The yellow and white metal sign on the Cooper Station Post Office is one of perhaps thousands that can be found scattered throughout the city -- largely forgotten relics of the days when the threat of annihilation via a Soviet nuclear attack seemed like a very real and terrifying proposition. But as the war of words between US President Donald Trump and...
  • This is the chilling way Trident nuclear submarine commanders would know that the UK has been ...

    08/13/2017 5:22:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies
    The Sun ^ | 12th August 2017 | George Harrison
    RIGHT now, a British Trident nuclear submarine is gliding deep beneath the waves, primed and ready to launch a devastating strike if the worst should ever happen. Our nuclear subs operate in the depths of the ocean, where nobody can detect them, and are always on alert to respond to the threat of a nuclear war. Trident sub commanders keep in contact with the surface as much as possible, but they're relatively cut off from Britain when on deployment. In the event of a sudden and unexpected strike, the sub crews may have no way of knowing exactly what's happening...
  • NASA looks at reviving atomic rocket program

    08/11/2017 11:40:31 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    New Atlas ^ | 8/10/17 | David Szondy
    NASA looks at reviving atomic rocket program David Szondy August 10, 2017 A new engine being developed for NASA will use low-enriched uranium Cermet fuel rods (Credit: NASA) View gallery - 4 images When the first manned mission to Mars sets out, it may be on the tail of an atomic rocket engine. The Space Race vintage technology could have a renaissance at NASA after the space agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama signed a contract with BWXT Nuclear Energy to develop updated Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) concepts and new fuel elements to power them. The Apollo missions to...
  • Shattuck: Pundits’ popping off scores big with Kim

    08/11/2017 3:43:02 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 3 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 08-11-17 | Tom Shattuck
    The fat-headed menace in Pyongyang is getting aid and comfort from the American left and it should stop, now. Regardless of how hurt their feelings, we are in a real, dangerous crisis with North Korea. Dictator Kim Jong Un consumes American culture and undoubtedly American media and their widespread, vitriolic criticism of President Trump’s diplomatic tactics has already emboldened him. Gone are the days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the media chose country over nuclear annihilation. Today, their last emotion before bed and first when they awake is hate for Trump.
  • Pak builds nuke warhead underground storage facility in Balochistan: Report

    08/10/2017 4:47:27 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Rediff ^ | Friday, August 11, 2017 | Lalit K Jha, PTI
    Pakistan has built a 'hardened, secure, underground' complex in a remote mountainous region in the restive Balochistan province that could serve as a storage site for nuclear warheads, an American think tank said on Wednesday. The Institute for Science and International Security, a nonprofit and non-governmental institution, said its observation is based on satellite imagery and investigation. It said in a report that the underground complex in the southwestern province 'could serve as a ballistic missile and nuclear warhead storage site'. The purpose of the complex is not yet available publicly. But, the report authored by David Albright, Sarah Burkhard,...