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  • Iran pours concrete into nuclear reactor, expects sanctions relief

    01/15/2016 12:52:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/15/2016 | By Carol Morello
    <p>Iran removed the core of its plutonium reactor and filled it with concrete Monday, paving the way for economic and financial sanctions to be lifted soon.</p> <p>The work that effectively rendered the reactor at Arak harmless was the last major hurdle for Iran to fulfill its commitments under a landmark deal reached just shy of six months ago in Vienna. The International Atomic Energy Agency must verify that everything was done satisfactorily before U.S. and international sanctions can be lifted. But that is expected to take days, not weeks.</p>
  • Egyptian Host to Israel: 'Put Trust in God and Bomb Iran'

    04/14/2015 5:24:45 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies ^ | April 13, 2015
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued to raise the red flag over the Iranian nuclear deal this weekend, while getting some unexpected support from a neighbor. "In the last few days, Iran has shown again why it can't be trusted," Netanyahu said in a videotaped statement in English. Meanwhile, Egyptian TV personality Tawfik Okasha called Netanyahu "our dear friend" and suggested Israel take out the Bushehr Nuclear Reactor. "Put your trust in God and bomb it," Okasha said. "We are with you and if you need fuel for the jets, we will give it to you." That's...
  • Jeb Bush Condemned Over Speech at Anti-Israel Conference [Mark Levin]

    03/24/2015 10:22:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2015
    Jeb adviser James Baker to keynote J Street conference Leading talk show host and best-selling author Mark Levin assailed Jeb Bush last night over the revelation that one of his top foreign policy advisers, James Baker, will keynote an anti-Israel conference this weekend. The annual conference of the activist group J Street features an array of anti-Israel speakers, including proponents of the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divest (BDS) movement, which seeks Israel’s destruction, and advocates for the terrorist group Hamas. Jeb Bush’s selection of Baker as a foreign policy adviser has sparked concern among conservatives and in the Jewish and pro-Israel...
  • Kepco inspects aging Takahama reactors for chance at 20-year extension

    12/01/2014 5:30:16 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Dec 1, 2014 | Japan Times
    OSAKA – Kansai Electric Power Co. on Monday began checking the safety of two aging nuclear reactors in Fukui Prefecture that are nearing the end of their certified lives to see if it can keep them going for another two decades. The reactors are the No. 1 and No. 2 units at the Takahama nuclear plant. Safety requirements adopted after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis include a provision requiring operators to shut and dismantle reactors when they are 40 years old. But the nuclear regulator may grant a one-time extension of up to 20 years if utilities carry out thorough...
  • Vast majority of ruling bloc candidates favor rebooting reactors

    12/01/2014 5:25:07 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Dec 1, 2014 | Japan Times
    A huge majority of those planning to run in the Dec. 14 Lower House election on the ticket of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party or its junior coalition ally, Komeito, favor restarting the nation’s idled nuclear reactors, a Kyodo News poll showed Sunday. A total of 90.7 percent of those eyeing a run on the LDP ticket and 79.4 percent of prospective Komeito candidates said they support the reboot of reactors, which generated around 30 percent of the country’s total electricity before the 2011 triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. All of the nation’s 48 reactors are...
  • Lungmen 1 passes pre-operational tests

    08/23/2014 11:44:10 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    world-nuclear-news ^ | 01 August 2014 | Staff
    Pre-operational tests have been successfully completed at unit 1 of the Lungmen nuclear power plant in Taiwan. Start-up of the reactor has been delayed until a national referendum, not expected for up to another three years. Construction work began on the two 1350 MWe Advanced Boiling Water Reactors at Lungmen, in 1999, with the first scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2006 and the second in 2007. NT$300 billion ($10 billion) has already been spent building the plants both of which, will now mothball.
  • Chinese going for broke on thorium nuclear power, and good luck to them

    03/19/2014 4:28:24 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 180 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3-19-14 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The nuclear race is on. China is upping the ante dramatically on thorium nuclear energy. Scientists in Shanghai have been told to accelerate plans (sorry for the pun) to build the first fully-functioning thorium reactor within ten years, instead of 25 years as originally planned. “This is definitely a race. China faces fierce competition from overseas and to get there first will not be an easy task”,” says Professor Li Zhong, a leader of the programme. He said researchers are working under “warlike” pressure to deliver. Good for them. They may do the world a big favour. They may even...
  • A nuclear reactor that burns its own waste?

    08/06/2013 9:33:12 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 16 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 06 2013, 1:44 PM EDT | SHAWN McCARTHY
    Bill Gates has invested some of his considerable fortune in a nuclear reactor developer that is promising to deliver cheaper power while operating more safely and dramatically reducing radioactive waste.
  • Bombing the Syrian Reactor: The Untold Story

    02/23/2013 8:09:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 61 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 2013 | Elliott Abrams
    As the civil war in Syria enters its third year, there is much discussion of the regimeÂ’s chemical weapons and whether SyriaÂ’s Bashar al-Assad will unleash them against Syrian rebels, or whether a power vacuum after AssadÂ’s fall might make those horrific tools available to the highest bidder. The conversation centers on SyriaÂ’s chemical weaponry, not on something vastly more serious: its nuclear weaponry. It well might have. This is the inside story of why it does not. Relations between the United States and Israel had grown rocky after IsraelÂ’s incursion into Lebanon in 2006, for Secretary of State Condoleezza...
  • North Korea resumes work on nuclear reactor: report

    05/16/2012 11:14:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Wed May 16, 2012 10:45pm EDT | David Chance
    North Korea has resumed construction work on an experimental light water reactor (ELWR) in a move that could extend its capacity to produce more material for nuclear weapons, website 38North reported on Thursday. Based on April 30 satellite images, work halted in December at the reactor had now re-started, said the website (, run by the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University and former U.S. State Department official Joel Wit. The construction activity comes as Pyongyang has stepped up progress towards conducting a third nuclear test, perhaps using highly enriched uranium for the first time, despite warnings from the United...
  • New nuclear reactors set to be OK'd for Georgia

    02/08/2012 6:35:56 PM PST · by matt04 · 29 replies
    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is expected to approve licenses to build two new nuclear reactors Thursday, the first approvals in over 30 years. The reactors are being built in Georgia by a consortium of utilities led by Southern Co. They will be sited at the Vogtle nuclear power plant complex, about 170 miles east of Atlanta. The plant already houses two older reactors. Spokespeople for Southern Co. and the NRC were quiet on the matter Wednesday ahead of the vote set for Thursday at 12 PM ET. If approved, NRC staff would likely issue a construction and operating license...
  • Power consortium to demand $1.89 bln from N. Korea over failed energy project(???)

    11/14/2011 3:11:27 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/14/11
    Power consortium to demand $1.89 bln from N. Korea over failed energy project SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Yonhap) -- An international consortium once tasked with building two power-generating nuclear reactors in North Korea will soon demand that the communist country provide US$1.89 billion in compensation for the project's failure, a Seoul official said Monday. The demand comes after North Korea filed its own compensation claim worth some $5.8 billion in September, saying it suffered heavy financial losses and other troubles from the failed project. In a 1994 deal linked to North Korea's promise to denuclearize, the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization...
  • All 6 Fukushima Reactors Reconnected To External Power

    03/22/2011 9:27:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Nikkei ^ | 03/22/11
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 All 6 Fukushima Reactors Reconnected To External Power TOKYO (Kyodo)--All six reactors at the quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were reconnected to external power, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) said Tuesday, although smoke detected at the No. 2 and No. 3 reactors the day before had temporarily hampered efforts to restore power and cool down spent nuclear fuel pools. Tokyo Electric said that it is also close to restoring lighting in the control room for the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors, a move that is expected to allow for more intensive work...
  • Tepco Reactors May Have Turned Corner As Some Cooling Functions Apparently Restored

    03/19/2011 7:31:11 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Nikkei ^ | 03/20/11
    Sunday, March 20, 2011 Tepco Reactors May Have Turned Corner As Some Cooling Functions Apparently Restored TOKYO (Dow Jones)--The battle to bring the troubled Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture under control may have turned a corner, with cooling functions at two reactors apparently working again, a development that could ease a nuclear emergency that has gripped the nation for more than a week. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it managed to get temperatures at the waste fuel storage pools at reactors No. 5 and No. 6 close to regular temperatures, Kyodo News reported Sunday morning. A...
  • Editorial: A Meltdown Of Fearmongers

    03/15/2011 5:49:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 15, 2011 | Staff
    Energy: If we drop oil exploration after Deepwater Horizon, coal mining after Chile and nuclear power after Fukushima, what's left? A world without nuclear power would not be risk-free or cleaner. When Navy crewmen returned from disaster-relief missions in Japan to the deck of the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, it was breathlessly reported that they'd been contaminated with radioactive particles from the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima. A scene from the end-of-the-world epic "On The Beach" this was not. They were treated with good old-fashioned soap and water, and their clothes were discarded. According to the Navy, the exposure received...
  • Radiation Levels Surge Outside Two Nuclear Plants in Japan(1000 times inside the plant)

    03/11/2011 4:22:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 89 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 03/11/11
    Radiation Levels Surge Outside Two Nuclear Plants in Japan Published March 11, 2011 | Associated Press TOKYO – Japanese nuclear officials say radiation levels inside a nuclear power plant surged to 1,000 times its normal levels after the cooling system failed. Japan issues state of emergency at another nuclear power plant after cooling system failure. The location of the second plant is unclear
  • Russians Say Damaged Cooling Pump Is Cause of Delay in Starting Iranian Reactor

    03/01/2011 8:50:49 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    NYT ^ | 02/28/11 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    February 28, 2011 Russians Say Damaged Cooling Pump Is Cause of Delay in Starting Iranian Reactor By WILLIAM J. BROAD Russia on Monday explained why fuel is being removed from a nuclear reactor in Iran, delaying plans to start up the giant plant this month. The Russian account, the first official rationale, came after experts last week offered theories of the failure ranging from a startup glitch to foul play. In a statement, Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, which is building the reactor in Bushehr, Iran, said it found damage to one of the reactor’s four main cooling pumps....
  • Iran holds defence drills at nuclear plants: commander

    11/14/2010 10:33:09 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 1+ views
    AFP via Space Daily News ^ | 11/12/2010 | AFP via Space Daily News
    Iran has conducted defence drills at its sensitive nuclear facilities, a senior commander told media on Sunday, adding that fresh aerial war games will be launched across the country next week. "This year, we carried out tactical drills which resembled real combat in Fordo, Tehran, Natanz, Bushehr and Isfahan," where the country's nuclear plants are located, the Mehr news agency quoted Ahmad Mighani as saying. Mighani did not specify when exactly the exercises were conducted.
  • Thorium: Answer to our Elec Energy Needs?

    09/01/2010 8:13:28 AM PDT · by Wurlitzer · 67 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | Aug 29, 2010 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    If Barack Obama were to marshal America’s vast scientific and strategic resources behind a new Manhattan Project, he might reasonably hope to reinvent the global energy landscape and sketch an end to our dependence on fossil fuels within three to five years
  • Bushehr reactor set to open in July, five years behind schedule

    03/28/2010 10:44:45 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 357+ views
    GeoStrategy Direct ^ | 3/26/2010 | GeoStrategy Direct
    Russia has pledged to open Iran's first nuclear energy reactor within a few months. Officials said Iran's nuclear reactor at Bushehr would begin operations in the summer of 2010. They said Iran and Russia have agreed to the launch of the 1,000 megawatt facility, constructed by the state-owned Atomstroyexport, in July. "July is the start of the phase for the physical launch," Atomstroyexport official Vladimir Pavlov said. In a briefing on March 18, Pavlov, responsible for construction of Bushehr, said Atomstroyexport has concluded all assembly and installation. He said he did not envision any technical obstacles. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir...
  • A submarine nuclear reactor in your backyard?

    03/20/2010 7:57:56 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 21 replies · 877+ views
    Today Online ^ | 3/20/2010 | Today Online
    (picture) - at the time, the world's fastest - the subs were the bane of American sailors. Now, the reactors that powered those submarines are being marketed as the next innovation in green power. Environmentalists say the technology is outdated and potentially dangerous, and marketing it as green energy is an abuse of nuclear power's good green name. The Russians are not alone in pushing the idea that the next generation of nuclear reactors should have more in common with the small power plants on submarines than the sprawling installations of today. But the kinds of marine reactors the Russians...
  • Iran again sets Bushehr start-up date, now a decade behind schedule

    01/29/2010 3:39:59 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 137+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 2/01/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    Iran and Russia have agreed on another start-up date for the nuclear energy reactor at Bushehr. Officials said the two countries agreed to begin operations of the 1,000 megawatt nuclear reactor in late 2010. They said the Bushehr reactor, built by Russia, was undergoing its final stage of tests. "2010 is the year of Bushehr," Rosatom director Sergei Kiriyenko said. In a briefing in Moscow on Jan. 21, Kiriyenko said Bushehr would be completed by the end of 2010. He said Russia's state-owned prime contractor Atomstroyexport had not reported delays in the final stage of Bushehr, a $1 billion project...
  • Nuclear fission algorithm is created

    01/25/2010 7:42:42 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 681+ views
    Space War ^ | 1/25/2010 | UPI via Space War
    U.S. Department of Energy scientists say they've created a computer algorithm that allows a substantially enhanced view of nuclear fission. The Argonne National Laboratory scientists said the algorithm, known as the neutron transport code, enables researchers for the first time to obtain a highly detailed description of a nuclear reactor core. "The code could prove crucial in the development of nuclear reactors that are safe, affordable and environmentally friendly," laboratory officials said in a statement. To model the complex geometry of a reactor core currently requires billions of spatial elements, hundreds of angles and thousands of energy groups -- all...
  • S. Korea, UAE, sign nuclear reactors deal

    12/27/2009 11:24:06 PM PST · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 281+ views
    UPI ^ | December 28, 2009
    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The United Arab Emirates picked a South Korean-led consortium for a $20 billion contract to build and help run four nuclear power reactors, officials said. The New York Times said the nuclear power reactors would be the first in the Middle East. Under the deal announced in Abu Dhabi Sunday, Korea Electric Power will lead a group that includes Westinghouse and the American subsidiary of Toshiba. The power company is to build, design and help operate the plants for the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp.

    12/04/2009 10:37:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 824+ views
    HERALD ^ | Last Updated: December 05, 2009 | Charles Miranda, London
    SNIPPET: "AUSTRALIA'S most notorious terrorist Willie Brigitte will be free from jail next year having served less than half his sentence for conspiring to blow up the nation's only nuclear reactor and the power grid. The Caribbean-born Muslim convert made headlines in 2007 when he was sentenced in France to a maximum nine years, following his arrest in Sydney, for joining an al-Qaida-backed Pakistani terror cell out to bomb Lucas Heights nuclear plant, the national electricity grid or a military base. The French Justice Ministry is considering releasing the 41-year-old, on an early-release good-behaviour plan."

    06/25/2009 12:55:56 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 75 replies · 4,741+ views
    Chosun Ilbo News, Seoul ^ | 25 June 2009 (59th anniversary of start of Korean War) | Chosun Ilbo, Seoul, S. Korea (English)
    N.Korea 'Helping Burma with WMD'North Korea is helping Burma with the acquisition of so-called weapons of mass destruction, with the U.S. claiming that the North Korean ship Kangnam is headed for the Southeast Asian country. The Burmese junta "has bought technologies on the open market that are potentially usable in a nuclear program, and North Korean arms companies involved in the nuclear trade have become active" in Burma, the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday said quoting speculation by U.S., Asian and UN officials. "North Korea has used [Burmese] ports and airstrips to transfer arms and contraband to third countries, including...
  • Watching Bushehr

    04/02/2009 8:25:48 AM PDT · by Jbny · 5 replies · 428+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 2, 2009 | Emanuele Ottolenghi
    According to a news report, General Petraeus warned Congress yesterday that Israel might preemptively attack Iran. Petraeus also failed to say that the U.S. would act to restrain Israel. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said yesterday that an Israeli attack is unlikely at the moment, based on his tame assessment of Iran’s nuclear timeline.
  • 'Site bombed by IAF had nuclear reactor characteristics' (Syrian Reactor)

    11/19/2008 1:54:27 PM PST · by mojito · 5 replies · 685+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/19/2008 | Staff
    A Syrian site bombed by Israel in September 2007 had the characteristics of a nuclear reactor, the UN nuclear watchdog agency said in a report it issued Wednesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency also said its probe into Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program is deadlocked. The two reports are being shared with the 35 nations on the IAEA board. The Iran report also goes to the UN Security Council. Syria denied the allegations that the site, located deep in the Syrian Desert, was an atomic reactor. The regime claimed that the complex destroyed by IAF warplanes was an agricultural research...
  • Venezuela Set to Develop Nuclear Power With Russia

    09/28/2008 10:15:43 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 10 replies · 707+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2008
    CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that Russia will help Venezuela develop nuclear energy — a move likely to raise U.S. concerns over increasingly close cooperation between Caracas and Moscow. Chavez said he accepted an offer from Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for assistance in building a nuclear reactor. "Russia is ready to support Venezuela in the development of nuclear energy with peaceful purposes and we already have a commission working on it," Chavez said. "We are interested in developing nuclear energy." Putin offered Chavez assistance in developing nuclear energy during a meeting in the Russian city of...
  • An alternative nuclear-energy solution ( Design addresses Nuclear waste as fuel )

    09/25/2008 11:26:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies · 383+ views
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | 09/24/2008 06:59:45 PM PDT | Thomas D. Elias
    here may be a workable way to solve most of America's energy problems, end dependence on foreign oil and dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions with little pain. Remarkably, while proposals for renewed offshore oil drilling, new atomic power plants, expanded carbon trading and other proposed tactics abound in this year's presidential campaign, no one mentions the single most promising technique.This may be because its name contains the word "reactor." Combined with the fact that it depends on a sophisticated form of nuclear technology, that appears to make the notion of power plants using the Integral Fast Reactor anathema to today's...
  • Special Unit Reached Syria Reactor From Iraq

    05/01/2008 4:18:08 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 25 replies · 68+ views
    ArutzSheva ^ | April 30, 2008 |
    According to new information leaked by western intelligence sources, a special ground forces unit reached the Syrian reactor from Iraq. In the weeks that preceded the bombing of the site, the force stayed in Iraqi territory with the knowledge of the U.S. military, and with its assistance. The details are reported by, which does not name the unit because of censorship but says it is "an operational unit which works alongside a well-known intelligence organization." The unit reportedly stayed near the Iraqi-Syrian border during August and September of 2007, documented the site's construction and "marked" it before its destruction....
  • A Mystery in the Middle East (Did Israel Really Find Saddam's WMD's & Bomb A Nuclear Reactor?)

    04/08/2008 7:04:26 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 86 replies · 360+ views
    Stratfor ^ | April 8, 2008 | 1807 GMT | George Friedman
    The Arab-Israeli region of the Middle East is filled with rumors of war. That is about as unusual as the rising of the sun, so normally it would not be worth mentioning. But like the proverbial broken clock that is right twice a day, such rumors occasionally will be true. In this case, we don’t know that they are true, and certainly it’s not the rumors that are driving us. But other things — minor and readily explicable individually — have drawn our attention to the possibility that something is happening. SNIP Rumors now are swirling that the Israelis are...
  • Rockwall Man Boasts Of Nuclear Reactor, But No Arrest Made (Garage Nuke In Texas?)

    01/10/2008 10:16:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies · 107+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | hursday, January 10, 2008 | JASON TRAHAN
    Rockwall man boasts of nuclear reactor, but no arrest made Thursday, January 10, 2008 By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News A 22-year-old Rockwall man's Internet boasts that he had made a mini-nuclear reactor in his garage resulted in a visit recently by federal authorities. Representatives with the FBI and the Texas Department of State Health Services' Radiation Control Program took away the man's science equipment on Friday – but not because he was doing anything dangerous or illegal. Rather, the man's parents, with whom he is living, asked that the equipment be removed, officials said. The man, who...
  • Toshiba Builds 100x Smaller Micro Nuclear Reactor

    12/18/2007 9:44:50 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 154 replies · 1,081+ views
    Next Energy News ^ | December 17, 2007
    Toshiba has developed a new class of micro size Nuclear Reactors that is designed to power individual apartment buildings or city blocks. The new reactor, which is only 20 feet by 6 feet, could change everything for small remote communities, small businesses or even a group of neighbors who are fed up with the power companies and want more control over their energy needs. The 200 kilowatt Toshiba designed reactor is engineered to be fail-safe and totally automatic and will not overheat. Unlike traditional nuclear reactors the new micro reactor uses no control rods to initiate the reaction. The...
  • Gaddafi launches high-profile visit in France (Libya buys nuclear reactor and aircraft)

    12/10/2007 12:27:54 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 1,718+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | December 10, 2007
    Excerpt - Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi arrives in Paris Monday for a high-profile visit set to usher in multi-billion-euro nuclear and aviation contracts, even as critics lashed President Nicolas Sarkozy for welcoming the former pariah. Staying in a heated Bedouin tent pitched near the Elysee presidential palace, Kadhafi is expected during the five-day visit to approve the purchase of three billion euros (4.4 billion dollars) of Airbus planes, a nuclear reactor and possibly Rafale fighter jets. ~ snip ~
  • Analysts Find Israel Struck a Nuclear Project Inside Syria (partly constructed nuclear reactor)

    10/14/2007 8:47:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies · 109+ views
    NYT ^ | 10/14/07 | DAVID E. SANGER and MARK MAZZETTI
    Analysts Find Israel Struck a Nuclear Project Inside Syria By DAVID E. SANGER and MARK MAZZETTI WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 — Israel’s air attack on Syria last month was directed against a site that Israeli and American intelligence analysts judged was a partly constructed nuclear reactor, apparently modeled on one North Korea has used to create its stockpile of nuclear weapons fuel, according to American and foreign officials with access to the intelligence reports. The description of the target addresses one of the central mysteries surrounding the Sept. 6 attack, and suggests that Israel carried out the raid to demonstrate its...
  • N. Korea puts new demand, may delay nuclear shutdown (give us 50K heavy oil first)

    07/02/2007 7:05:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 1,000+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/02/07 | Carol Giacomo
    N. Korea puts new demand, may delay nuclear shutdown By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent Mon Jul 2, 3:49 PM ET North Korea has said it wants to get promised shipments of oil before shutting down its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, delaying again a key obligation under a February nuclear agreement, U.S. officials said on Monday. Administration critics of the agreement said the demand was further evidence of North Korean bad faith, but two other senior officials said they believe the agreement was on track and any delay in shuttering Yongbyon would not be prolonged. Chief U.S. negotiator Christopher Hill said last...
  • KEDO demands $1.9 billion from N. Korea for defunct reactor project(more financial pressure)

    01/15/2007 10:06:13 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 506+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 01/16/07
    KEDO demands $1.9 billion from N. Korea for defunct reactor project SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- An international energy consortium has asked impoverished North Korea for nearly US$1.9 billion in compensation for its defunct project to build two nuclear power plants in the North under the 1994 nuclear agreement on the North's freezing of its nuclear activities, diplomatic sources here said Tuesday. North Korea, however, has yet to respond to the claim, the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Analysts also said the North is unlikely to respond favorably, given its past record and current claims. The North claims...
  • Weapons link to Australian 'plot'(stolen rocket launcher sold to a terrorist)

    01/05/2007 7:00:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 458+ views
    BBC News ^ | 01/05/07
    Weapons link to Australian 'plot' Australian police have arrested a man they suspect of involvement in the theft of military rocket launchers and their alleged sale to a terror suspect. Taha Abdul Rahman, 28, was arrested in a Sydney suburb in a joint operation by police and counter-terrorism agents. He has been charged with 17 offences, including dishonestly receiving stolen property and supplying a prohibited weapon without authorisation. Police said the arrest was linked to current terrorism-related cases. Eighteen men are currently in custody awaiting trial after being arrested in Sydney and Melbourne in November 2005 on suspicion of planning...
  • United States Slams Iran Nuclear Stance

    08/24/2006 3:45:13 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 45 replies · 741+ views
    By UPI Staff United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The United States Wednesday said Iran's proposal for nuclear negotiations fell short of United Nations demands that it stop enriching uranium. Spokesmen for the White House and State Department said the United States was consulting with other members of the U.N. Security Council to determine the next steps in the process aimed at ending Iran's nuclear program. Iran's response "falls short of the conditions set by the Security Council, which require the full and verifiable suspension of all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities," State Department spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos said. "We are closely...
  • Brigitte was sent for terror act: report

    03/21/2004 4:39:01 PM PST · by Piefloater · 3 replies · 322+ views
    AAP/ ^ | 22 Mar 2004
    Suspected terrorist Willie Brigitte was reportedly sent to Australia to help a local terror group prepare a terrorist act "of great size". Brigitte, 35, who was deported last October and is in French custody, was a link figure in the world terrorist network who had connections with the organisers of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the March 11 Madrid train blasts, Sydney's The Daily Telegraph reported. It said his potential targets included the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor and the Australian army's administrative compound at Victoria Barracks, both in Sydney, and the Perth headquarters of Australia's SAS regiment. French authorities...
  • Nuclear Reactor Shut Down in Florida

    04/01/2006 6:56:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies · 457+ views
    AP) ^ | Mar 31, 6:56 PM EST
    FLORIDA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- One of two reactors at the Turkey Point nuclear plant was shut down Friday after damaged equipment was discovered during a routine inspection, officials said. Florida Power & Light, the state's largest electric utility, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission declined to elaborate on what was damaged or how bad the damage was, citing security reasons. The reactor had been shut down for a routine refueling, utility spokeswoman Rachel Scott said. The damage was discovered late Thursday during tests and inspection that had to be performed before bringing the reactor back online, Scott said. An NRC...
  • Global Warming: Can Earth EXPLODE ? (We're Doomed! Algore is right!)

    03/17/2006 7:52:05 AM PST · by nuke rocketeer · 26 replies · 469+ views ^ | 2000 | Tom Chalko
    Global Warming: Can Earth EXPLODE ? The real danger for our entire civilization comes not from slow climate changes, but from overheating the planetary interior. Galileo discovered that Earth moves. Copernicus discovered that Earth moves around the Sun. In 2000 Tom Chalko, inspired by Desmarquet's report, discovered that the solid nucleus of our planet is in principle a nuclear reactor, it is eccentric, and that our collective ignorance may cause it to overheat and explode. The discovery has been published in June 2001 by the new scientific journal Polar ice caps melt not because the air there is warmer...
  • NC: Shearon Harris Chosen As Potential Site For New Nuclear Reactor

    01/24/2006 10:49:02 AM PST · by Alia · 30 replies · 632+ views
    WRAL ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Cullen Browder, Reporter
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Progress Energy officials say more customers and a higher demand for power are pushing the need for a new nuclear reactor that could be built at its existing Shearon Harris nuclear plant about 20 miles southwest of Raleigh. The energy company, which serves 1.4 million customers in the Carolinas, said it chose Shearon Harris after evaluating 13 potential locations in North Carolina and South Carolina, based on its available transmission lines and proximity to cooling water. The Harris Plant site was originally planned for four nuclear reactors, but due to changing economic conditions in the 1970s and...
  • France to develop fourth-generation nuclear reactor

    01/05/2006 10:50:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 539+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/5/06 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) - President Jacques Chirac announced plans to build a prototype fourth-generation nuclear reactor by 2020 as well as symbolic targets for cutting France's reliance on oil in the coming decades. Chirac said that France, which is the world's second producer of atomic energy after the United States, needed to "stay ahead in nuclear energy". In a New Year address to business leaders and unions, Chirac said he had "decided to immediately launch work by the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) on a prototype fourth-generation reactor, to go into service in 2020". He said that France "will join forces...
  • Iran to tender two 1,000 MW nuclear reactors

    12/05/2005 11:48:30 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 10 replies · 442+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 5, 2005 | Parisa Hafezi
    Iran will invite bidders to tender for the construction of two 1,000 megawatt nuclear reactors, despite Western pressure on Tehran to scale back its nuclear ambitions, Iran's chief atomic negotiator said on Monday. The announcement by Ali Larijani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, followed news on Sunday that the government had approved construction of a locally built reactor in southwestern Khuzestan province. "Iran wants to have the (two) reactors through tender," Larijani told a news conference. He did not say when the tender would be announced or when construction would begin. Analysts and diplomats who follow the nuclear...
  • N.Korea demands U.S. compensation for reactor project(What is political compensation?)

    11/28/2005 5:52:12 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 428+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/28/05
    N.Korea demands U.S. compensation for reactor project Mon Nov 28, 3:34 AM ET The United States should give North Korea "political and economic" compensation after the collapse of an international project to provide it with nuclear reactors, a spokesman for Pyongyang's foreign ministry said on Monday. Last week, the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), the body running the project, pulled the plug on the long-stalled deal to provide two light-water reactors (LWRs) in exchange for the communist state freezing its nuclear weapons programmes, reports said. The beleaguered project had been suspended since 2002 when Washington accused Pyongyang of cheating...
  • Nuclear link alleged in Australia arrests

    11/13/2005 7:17:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 671+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/13/05 | Meraiah Foley - ap
    SYDNEY, Australia - Three recently arrested terror suspects had been stopped and questioned by police last December near Australia's only nuclear reactor, according to a police document released Monday. The document also outlined what it said were plans by the men to stockpile chemicals for making explosives and that they "obtained extremist advice and guidance" from a firebrand cleric arrested along with them. The three men arrested near the nuclear reactor were among 18 terror suspects arrested in Sydney and Melbourne last week and accused of plotting to carry out a "catastrophic" attack in Australia. The police document identifies the...
  • Accused 'found near reactor'

    11/13/2005 5:18:43 PM PST · by Fair Go · 12 replies · 559+ views ^ | 14 Nov 05
    Accused 'found near reactor' 14-11-2005 From: AAP POLICE stopped three alleged terrorists near the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor in December 2004, a court has been told. The police fact sheet tendered in relation to eight Sydney terrorist suspects who faced Sydney's Central Local Court last Friday was released this morning. The document states that Mazen Touma, Mohammed Elomar and Abdul Rakib Hasan were stopped in their car by NSW police near the nuclear facility at Lucas Heights, in Sydney's south, in December 2004. The men also had a trail bike and claimed they were there to ride it, the document...
  • Venezuela wants Argentine nuclear reactor

    10/09/2005 1:36:40 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 22 replies · 664+ views
    ABC News ^ | Oct 9, 2005 | Unattributed
    Venezuela has asked to buy a nuclear reactor from Argentina in a request being handled like a "hot potato" in Buenos Aires because of leftist President Hugo Chavez's clashes with Washington, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Venezuela's state-owned oil firm PDVSA requested a medium-strength reactor in a meeting with Argentine officials in Buenos Aires in late August, saying it wanted to develop alternative energy sources in its Orinoco oil region, the Clarin newspaper said. Officials were not immediately available to confirm the report on the request by Venezuela, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter and a key energy supplier to the...