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Tom McKay Tom McKay Nov 21, 2019. 17 comments

Report: Nikki Haley Used Unclassified Email System During North Korean ICBM Crisis Because She Forgot Her Password

Report: Nikki Haley Used Unclassified Email System During North Korean ICBM Crisis Because She Forgot Her Password

In July 2017, former South Carolina governor and the Trump administration’s former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley used a government system for unclassified information to discuss North Korean rocket launches because she forgot her password to the secure one, the Daily Beast reported on Wednesday.

At the time, North Korea was testing Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missiles...

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Miguel Jorge Miguel Jorge Nov 12, 2019. 1 comments

Cómo el cambio climático podría abrir la tumba nuclear que selló EE.UU en la Guerra Fría y acabar en el océano

Cómo el cambio climático podría abrir la tumba nuclear que selló EE.UU en la Guerra Fría y acabar en el océano

Hay un lugar en las Islas Marshall que no pasa desapercibido. Se trata de un antiguo y enorme cráter creado tras una detonación nuclear. Allí se arrojaron los restos irradiados y armas biológicas y las sepultaron con cemento en una cúpula que denominaron “La tumba”. Varias décadas después, la tumba se está abriendo.

Para entender lo que está ocurriendo tenemos que remontarnos a las décadas de...

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Jennings Brown Jennings Brown Oct 18, 2019. 20 comments

U.S. Military Will Stop Using Floppy Disks to Operate Its Nuclear Weapons System

U.S. Military Will Stop Using Floppy Disks to Operate Its Nuclear Weapons System

The systems used to control the United States arsenal of nuclear weapons rely on outdated computers. But the Department of Defense is updating at least one part of the archaic technology—the floppy disk storage systems.

A 60 Minutes segment in 2014 presented a tour of a nuclear control center, revealing to the public that the computers that would take a nuclear launch order from the President...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Oct 07, 2019. 22 comments

Chernobyl's Infamous Reactor 4 Control Room Is Now Open to Tourists

Chernobyl's Infamous Reactor 4 Control Room Is Now Open to Tourists

The “highly radioactive” control room at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant’s Reactor 4 at the center of the facility’s infamous 1986 catastrophe is open for tourists, so long as they wear a protective suit, helmet, and gloves while inside, CNN reported.

Chernobyl tour agencies confirmed to the network that the control room is now open for guided walkthroughs following Ukrainian President Volydymyr...

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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Sep 21, 2019. 13 comments

RIP to a Real One: Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down Last Reactor

RIP to a Real One: Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down Last Reactor

The last reactor at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania—the site of the worst nuclear plant meltdowns in the U.S.—is officially dead as of Friday.

Plant operator Exelon Corp. announced the closure was coming back in May, and now the day has finally come. The plant’s closure comes some 40 years after Unit 2 reactor at the site partially melted down on March 28, 1979, due to human error, equipment...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Sep 09, 2019. 17 comments

Report: Trace Amounts of Uranium Found by Inspectors at Iranian Site

Report: Trace Amounts of Uranium Found by Inspectors at Iranian Site

Diplomats who have closely observed the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) work in Iran said that investigators discovered traces of uranium at a Tehran-based storage facility, Reuters reported on Sunday, and that Iran has yet to issue any explanation why.

According to Reuters, vague reports that radioactive material had been detected at the site have been known for some time, but now...

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Jennings Brown Jennings Brown Aug 30, 2019. 10 comments

Mystery Russia Explosion Reportedly Happened During Mission to Recover Nuclear-Powered Missile from Ocean

Mystery Russia Explosion Reportedly Happened During Mission to Recover Nuclear-Powered Missile from Ocean

U.S. intelligence has reportedly determined that a mysterious blast that occurred on Russia’s northern coast earlier this month took place during a mission to reclaim a nuclear-powered missile.

Last week Russia signaled that it had no interest in shedding light on the August 8 explosion that killed at least five people. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the Comprehensive...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Aug 25, 2019. 8 comments

Russian Health Officials Blame 'Fukushima Crabs' for Cesium-137 Exposure After Mysterious Accident

Russian Health Officials Blame 'Fukushima Crabs' for Cesium-137 Exposure After Mysterious Accident

A doctor who treated survivors of a mysterious nuclear accident in Russia was told that the radioactive isotope cesium-137 must have made its way into their body due to “Fukushima crabs,” according to CNN.

The August 8 incident at the Nyonoksa testing range on a platform in the White Sea has not yet been fully explained, but at least seven individuals have been reported dead after what nuclear...

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Aug 20, 2019. 12 comments

Estados Unidos prueba un misil que llevaba 30 años prohibido (y China lanza una advertencia)

Estados Unidos prueba un misil que llevaba 30 años prohibido (y China lanza una advertencia)

El ejército de Estados Unidos probó el domingo un nuevo misil de una clase que llevaba prohibida más de 30 años por un tratado que tanto Estados Unidos como Rusia abandonaron a principios de este mes. Las autoridades chinas advirtieron este martes que la prueba desencadenaría una nueva carrera armamentista.

“Esta medida de Estados Unidos desencadenará una nueva ronda de la carrera...

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Jennings Brown Jennings Brown Aug 14, 2019. 19 comments

Mysterious Russian Nuclear Explosion Upgraded From Weird to Baffling Amid Evacuation Confusion

Mysterious Russian Nuclear Explosion Upgraded From Weird to Baffling Amid Evacuation Confusion

Russia military officials issued conflicting reports this week about whether residents in areas near a mysterious nuclear explosion must evacuate.

The confusing orders came about five days after an explosion at a military testing site killed at least seven people and caused a spike in radiation levels in a nearby city. The Russian Ministry of Defense initially said that a liquid-propellant...

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Aug 12, 2019. 4 comments

La agencia nuclear de Rusia confirma una filtración de radiación tras la prueba de un cohete

La agencia nuclear de Rusia confirma una filtración de radiación tras la prueba de un cohete

La agencia nuclear rusa, Rosatom, admitió el pasado viernes 9 de agosto por la noche que una nube sospechosa de radiación que se extendió sobre la región de Arcángel (Arkhangelsk), en Rusia, fue causada por una explosión en una de sus instalaciones, informa The Guardian, en la cual se llevan a cabo experimentos que involucran una “fuente de energía de isótopos para un motor de cohete de...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Aug 11, 2019. 14 comments

Russian Nuclear Agency Rosatom Confirms Radiation Leak Following Rocket Engine Test

Russian Nuclear Agency Rosatom Confirms Radiation Leak Following Rocket Engine Test

Russian nuclear agency Rosatom admitted late on Friday that a suspicious cloud of radiation that spread over the Arkhangelsk region was caused by an explosion at one of its facilities, the Guardian reported, involving experiments involving an “isotope power source for a liquid-fuelled rocket engine.”

Rosatom said that the accident, which temporarily sent radiation spiking up to 20 times...

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Miguel Jorge Miguel Jorge Jul 24, 2019. 9 comments

Qué objetivo y capacidad tiene el nuevo y monstruoso submarino de Corea del Norte

Qué objetivo y capacidad tiene el nuevo y monstruoso submarino de Corea del Norte

En el día de ayer, la Agencia Central de Noticias de Corea (KCNA), el medio estatal norcoreano, lanzaba un comunicado con imágenes donde Kim Jong Un recorría un nuevo y gigantesco submarino para sumar a su flota. ¿Qué objetivo y alcance tiene realmente el submarino?

Según explicaba KCNA:

La capacidad operativa de un submarino es un componente importante en la defensa nacional de nuestro país...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Jul 08, 2019. 13 comments

Iran Says It Will Exceed Uranium Enrichment Limits in 2015 Nuclear Deal

Iran Says It Will Exceed Uranium Enrichment Limits in 2015 Nuclear Deal

Last year, Donald Trump made the very public decision to abandon the 2015 deal between Iran and Western nations limiting Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. Iran kept to the terms of the deal for some time regardless, but on Sunday it said it would be exceeding uranium enrichment limits imposed in the original agreement within “a few hours,” the Los Angeles Times...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Jun 18, 2019. 14 comments

Iran Says It Will Begin Enriching Uranium Beyond Nuclear Deal Limits

Iran Says It Will Begin Enriching Uranium Beyond Nuclear Deal Limits

Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said on Monday that it has increased production of low-enriched uranium—of the type suitable for use in nuclear power generators, but not nuclear warheads—to levels that will exceed limits imposed in the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and other world powers by June 27, the New York Times reported on Monday.

According to the Times, Iranian officials said that...

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Miguel Jorge Miguel Jorge Jun 05, 2019. 3 comments

El día que Reino Unido fue Chernobyl: el incendio del reactor nuclear para construir una bomba atómica

El día que Reino Unido fue Chernobyl: el incendio del reactor nuclear para construir una bomba atómica

Por su gravedad, lo ocurrido en la planta de Chernobyl ocupa el primer puesto en la Escala Internacional de Accidentes Nucleares. A este desastre le sigue lo ocurrido en la planta nuclear de Fukushima y en Kyshtym. Tras ellos, el peor accidente nuclear en la historia de Reino Unido: el incendio de Windscale.

Existen muchos paralelismo con lo ocurrido en Gran Bretaña y lo ocurrido casi a la...

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George Dvorsky George Dvorsky May 14, 2019. 6 comments

Beach Sands Near Hiroshima Are Still Packed With 1945 Nuclear Fallout Debris

Beach Sands Near Hiroshima Are Still Packed With 1945 Nuclear Fallout Debris

Unusual and abundant glassy spheres found packed within the beach sands near the Japanese city of Hiroshima are remnants of the 1945 atomic bomb explosion, according to new research.

On August 6, 1945, a U.S. B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb over Hiroshima. In an instant, some 80,000 people were killed. The explosion and ensuing firestorms razed an area measuring more than 4 square miles (10...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay May 09, 2019. 20 comments

RIP Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, 1974-2019

RIP Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, 1974-2019

The last remaining reactor in operation at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant—the site of the most serious nuclear accident in U.S. history in 1979—is set to close by Sept. 30, 2019, NPR reported on Wednesday.

Generating Station Unit 1, which was not involved in the infamous partial meltdown of reactor number 2 and a subsequent radiation leak 40 years ago, is still up and...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay May 05, 2019. 7 comments

North Korea Launches 'Several' Unidentified Projectiles Amid Stalled Nuclear Talks

North Korea Launches 'Several' Unidentified Projectiles Amid Stalled Nuclear Talks

North Korea fired off what the South Korean military described as “several unidentified short-range projectiles” early Saturday local time in a move that could threaten to upset whatever diplomatic gains the U.S. has achieved with the country in recent years, the New York Times reported.

According to the Times, the incident was the “most serious by the North since the country launched its...

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Miguel Jorge Miguel Jorge Apr 10, 2019. 8 comments

Estos tres hombres entraron en la zona más peligrosa del planeta para salvar a millones: el infierno de Chernóbil

Estos tres hombres entraron en la zona más peligrosa del planeta para salvar a millones: el infierno de Chernóbil

En las primeras horas del 26 de abril de 1986, todo lo que podía salir mal, salió peor en una zona ubicada al norte de Ucrania. Ese día se lanzó accidentalmente el equivalente a 500 bombas de Hiroshima y las explosiones escupieron 400 veces más lluvia radiactiva que la temible bomba de 1945.

Hoy, Chernóbil sigue siendo considerado el peor accidente nuclear de la historia, pero incluso así,...

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