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International Panel on Fissile Materials: “2013 Global Fissile Material Report”

Fissile Materials versus Strategic Materials A “strategic nuclear material” is any substance that can be used as a nuclear explosive – that is, capable of causing an atomic explosion. A “fissile nuclear material” – or simply “fissile material” – is…

In response to NSA revelations, the internet’s engineers set out to PRISM-proof the net

By Julie Blussé (CC) for Radio Netherlands Greatly disturbed by the recent revelations of mass internet surveillance, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) have announced plans to ramp up online security. You may never have heard of them, but the…

Dirty truths withheld by nuclear industry

In an article titled “Call for the nuclear truth” published in the Hong Kong Standard October 21, 2013, writer Qi Luo began with: “Nuclear power is neither efficient nor clean – and an alliance wants textbooks to get this message…

Bees also affected by pollution. Risks to food production

We reported in Pressenza the importance of considering the effects of burning fossil fuels on health, as the discussions brought on by the evidence presented in the most recent report about climate change, making a very strong case for fossil…

Chemical Weapons Syria: expert opinion on UN Report

While investigating the UN Report on chemical weapons (CW) use in Ghouta, Syria, mideastreshuffle.com sought a multitude of opinions from experts and others who offered insightful observations. The  findings were published in an article titled: Questions Plague UN Report on Syria.…

In the light of the recent surveillance scandals, a German journalist is barred from his flight to the United States

Reporters Without Borders demands an explanation from the American border control as to why Ilja Trojanow was denied access to the United States. The German writer/journalist was stopped at the Salvador da Bahia airport (Brazil) on September 30, 2013, as…

Questions Plague UN Report on Syria

A senior United Nations official who deals directly with Syrian affairs has told Al-Akhbar that the Syrian government had no involvement in the alleged Ghouta chemical weapons attack: “Of course not, he (President Bashar al-Assad) would be committing suicide.” When…

Competition pushes aging USA nuclear reactors to the brink of economic abandonment

Titled, “Renaissance in Reverse”, subtitled: Competition pushes aging USA nuclear reactors to the brink of economic abandonment, Mark Cooper, Senior Fellow for Economic Analysis, Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School, released his report July 18, 2013. In his executive summary,…

Thorium Reactors and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: “The Promise and Peril of Thorium”

There are many exaggerated claims made by promoters of thorium-based nuclear reactor technology as an alternative to the present generation of uranium-based reactors. One of those claims is that the use of thorium “fuel” instead of uranium fuel eliminates the threat…

Fukushima – tritium levels rise in seawater

Kyodo News reported June 25, 2013 that Tokyo Electric Power Co. has measured a rise in the level of radioactive tritium in seawater within the port at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In a sample collected June 21,…

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