Month: January 2017

Nuclear Roundup: 1/31/2017

Nuclear Roundup: 1/31/2017

A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world. Iran Nuclear Deal Iran: Missile tests not in violation of nuclear deal Iran tested medium-range ballistic missile: U.S. official UN to Hold Urgent Meeting on Iran Missile Test United States When 10,000 square miles of contamination is an acceptable risk: The … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 1/30/2017

Nuclear Roundup: 1/30/2017

A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world. Iran Nuclear Deal Hollande Urges Trump to Respect Iran Nuclear Deal Thomas R. Pickering column: Whatever happened to the Iran nuclear deal? Testing IR-8 Machines Milestone in Nuclear R&D United States Finger on the button: should Trump’s nuclear weapons access be … Continued

When 10,000 square miles of contamination is an acceptable risk: The NRC’s faulty concept

In making safety decisions, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission uses accident probability calculations that are much more optimistic than anything that nuclear manufacturers like General Electric and Westinghouse actually believe. The result is weak public protection. A good example is the NRC commissioners’ rejection in 2014 of a proposal to limit the possible severe consequences of spent fuel pool fires in nuclear power plants because the proposal’s cost, however modest, exceeded the value of the expected reduction in “risk.” 

Nuclear Roundup: 1/27/2017

Nuclear Roundup: 1/27/2017

A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world. Iran Nuclear Deal Netanyahu: Trump Understands ‘Danger’ of Iran Nuclear Deal Iranians believe Trump will violate nuclear deal Another View — Jessica Tuchman Mathews: Why President Trump should keep the Iran Deal Tearing up Iran nuclear deal will backfire, May to … Continued

Board moves the Clock ahead

Board moves the Clock ahead

For the first time in the 70-year history of the Doomsday Clock, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board has moved the hands of the iconic clock 30 seconds closer to midnight. Read the Science and Security Board’s 2017 Doomsday Clock Statement. Read the press release. Watch the videotaped Doomsday Clock Announcement. … Continued

It is now two and a half minutes to midnight

It is now two and a half minutes to midnight

DOOMSDAY CLOCK MOVES AHEAD: “Words Matter”: Board Marks 70th Anniversary of Iconic Clock By Expressing Concern About “Unsettling” and “Ill-Considered” Statements of President Trump on Nuclear Weapons and Climate Change; Developments in North Korea, Russia, India and Pakistan Also Highlighted. WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 26, 2017 – It is now two and a half minutes to … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 1/25/2017

Nuclear Roundup: 1/25/2017

A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world. Iran Nuclear Deal Trump’s Iran Deal Options United States Dems seek to limit Trump’s options for using nuclear weapons Klotz Stays as NNSA Director, But Deputy Is Out Federal hiring freeze could affect hundreds of jobs in New Mexico PNNL in … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 1/24/2017

Nuclear Roundup: 1/24/2017

A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world. Iran Nuclear Deal Netanyahu calls on Trump to unpick Iran nuclear deal United States Of biscuits and footballs: The perils of presidents and the nuclear code As Trump takes control of nukes, Hiroshima’s ex-mayor urges him to meet atomic-bomb survivors Does … Continued

Watch the Doomsday Clock announcement

Watch the Doomsday Clock announcement

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a live international news conference at 10 a.m. EST/1500 GMT on January 26, 2017, to announce whether the minute hand of the historic “Doomsday Clock” will be adjusted. The decision is made by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists‘ Science and Security Board in consultation with the … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 1/23/2017

Nuclear Roundup: 1/23/2017

A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world. Iran Nuclear Deal Solana: What Would Happen If Trump Tears Up The Nuclear Deal With Iran? Iran says will ‘act appropriately’ if Trump violates nuclear deal United States At the Last Minute, Trump Asks Nuclear Safety Administrator to Stick Around After … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 1/20/2017

Nuclear Roundup: 1/20/2017

A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world. Iran Nuclear Deal Trump asks Obama appointee who helped craft Iran nuclear deal to stay on Israeli Intel Warns Netanyahu Against Pushing Trump to Undo Iran Deal United States Donald Trump Is Getting the Nuclear Football In Nuclear Poker, Don’t Bet … Continued

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