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Cover-up? Burning ship with tons of radioactive uranium hexafluoride, explosives — Tens of thousands nearby for Evangelical church day — Public not told of “near-catastrophe” (PHOTO)

Title: Burning ship had tonnes of radioactive material Source: The Local Date: May 17, 2013

Burning ship had tonnes of radioactive material

[...] Fire fighters said they had only narrowly been able to prevent a catastrophe on May 1st when the freighter “Atlantic Cartier” caught fire – complete with its radioactive load.

Tens of . . . → Read More: Cover-up? Burning ship with tons of radioactive uranium hexafluoride, explosives — Tens of thousands nearby for Evangelical church day — Public not told of “near-catastrophe” (PHOTO)

Photo: Smoke coming from nuclear plant — Reactor shut down — “Smouldering lagging on a turbine”

BBC News: A nuclear reactor has been shut down after smoke was seen coming from a plant in Lancashire. The reactor at Heysham One nuclear power station was shut down at 18:00 BST on Thursday due to smouldering lagging on a turbine. EDF, which operates the reactor, said it was shut down as a . . . → Read More: Photo: Smoke coming from nuclear plant — Reactor shut down — “Smouldering lagging on a turbine”

Officials trying to stop nuclear material from spreading after collapse at Chernobyl — Will be covered with ‘special resin’

Title: Ukraine to cover collapsed Chernobyl roof with special resin Source: Xinhua Author: Thomas Whittle Date: April 24, 2013

Ukraine will cover the collapsed roof of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant with special resin to prevent the spread of radioactive dust, a senior nuclear safety official said here Tuesday.

“As soon as the weather . . . → Read More: Officials trying to stop nuclear material from spreading after collapse at Chernobyl — Will be covered with ‘special resin’

Guardian: Fire at nuclear power plant triggers major emergency response — ‘Noise’ and smoke still coming from site (PHOTO)

Guardian: A fire at a nuclear power plant triggered a major response by emergency services after smoke was seen billowing into the air. Police and fire crews were called to Hartlepool power station at about 6.30pm on Saturday after a blaze broke out while a turbine was being reactivated. The fire caused smoke to . . . → Read More: Guardian: Fire at nuclear power plant triggers major emergency response — ‘Noise’ and smoke still coming from site (PHOTO)

High Potential for Danger: Barrels of nuclear waste found by journalists — 60 trillion becquerels of radioactivity dumped (PHOTO)

Title: Legacy Danger: Old Nuclear Waste Found in English Channel Source: SPIEGEL ONLINE Author: Nicola Kuhrt Date: April 12, 2013

German journalists have discovered barrels of radioactive waste on the floor of the English Channel [...] It was previously thought the material had dissipated [...]

[...] a new investigative report from the joint French-German . . . → Read More: High Potential for Danger: Barrels of nuclear waste found by journalists — 60 trillion becquerels of radioactivity dumped (PHOTO)

Photo: Dead radioactive trees not decomposing

Source: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Day 1 Author: The Helen Caldicott Foundation Date Presented: March 11, 2013

Presentation slide from Timothy Mousseau, Department of Biological Sciences, University South Carolina: “Note lack of decomposition”

Page 69 of 69

Watch Mousseau’s full presentation . . . → Read More: Photo: Dead radioactive trees not decomposing

Radiation alert at home of dead Russian tycoon in UK — Officers search for nuclear material — Connected to ex-KGB spy poisoned with polonium-210 (VIDEO)

Channel 4 News, March 24, 2013: The Berkshire home of dead Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky is given the all-clear after it was searched for chemical, biological and nuclear material. [...] Scenes of crime officers continued a thorough investigation to determine the circumstances of his death once the CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) experts . . . → Read More: Radiation alert at home of dead Russian tycoon in UK — Officers search for nuclear material — Connected to ex-KGB spy poisoned with polonium-210 (VIDEO)

Top Nuclear Official: Atomic bomb may be used to blow up large asteroid (VIDEO)

Guardian, March 12, 2013 (h/t Anonymous tip): Russia is considering proposals to establish nuclear explosives in space to combat meteorites. [...] Oleg Shubin, director of the state nuclear agency Rosatom, claims such an undertaking could take about a year to implement.

AFP: A senior official from Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom told the same . . . → Read More: Top Nuclear Official: Atomic bomb may be used to blow up large asteroid (VIDEO)

Study: Fukushima fallout detected in fish from Atlantic Ocean

Title: Does the Fukushima NPP disaster affect the caesium activity of North Atlantic Ocean fish? Source: Biogeosciences Discussions Authors: G. Kanisch and M.-O. Aust; Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology, Hamburg, Germany Date Published: March 5, 2013 h/t het

Fillet samples of marine fish collected from the East/West Greenland current (GC) and from the Baltic . . . → Read More: Study: Fukushima fallout detected in fish from Atlantic Ocean

Photo: Bomb squad called in after explosive device found near nuclear reactor

Associated Press, Feb. 27, 2013: Unexploded First World War shell found near Belgium nuclear power plant [...] Electrabel spokeswoman Anne-Sophie Huge said the shell was found during drainage work [...] She said about 20 staff members in the office building were evacuated until a bomb squad removed the shell. [...] The spokeswoman could not . . . → Read More: Photo: Bomb squad called in after explosive device found near nuclear reactor

Experts discuss domino effect of further collapses at Chernobyl… not ‘expected’ — Officials say temporary cover has to be put over holes in roof and walls

RIA Novosti, March 2, 2013: A temporary cover will be built above the collapsed section of Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant, the chief engineer said late on Friday. [...] Chernobyl NPP technical director and chief engineer Andrei Bilyk said the temporary cover was recommended by experts who visited the plant last week, and that the . . . → Read More: Experts discuss domino effect of further collapses at Chernobyl… not ‘expected’ — Officials say temporary cover has to be put over holes in roof and walls

Reports: Two dead, one wounded at nuclear plant in France

Xinhua, March 1, 2013: Two Die, One Wounded in East France Nuclear Site [...] Two workers died and another was seriously injured on Thursday after a nacelle collapsed on the nuclear site of Cattenom in the eastern French town of Moselle, local media reported. [...] Citing the prefecture, the report added that the incident . . . → Read More: Reports: Two dead, one wounded at nuclear plant in France

3 million children require treatment because of Chernobyl, many will die prematurely -U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2000

AP, April 26, 2000:

The United Nations released a new assessment of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear meltdown Tuesday, saying the worst health consequences for millions or people may be yet to come. [...]

“Chernobyl is a word we would all like to erase from our memory,” said U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in a foreword.

. . . → Read More: 3 million children require treatment because of Chernobyl, many will die prematurely -U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2000

Top nuclear official victim of home invasion — Burglars may have stolen secret info — Briefcase full of documents missing

Jerusalem Post, Feb. 26, 2013: Unknown assailants burglarized the home of the head of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission [...] and made off with a briefcase full of documents, a wallet, and a mobile device, police reported on Tuesday. The house belongs to Brigadier General Dr. Shaul Horev, head of the IAEC and a . . . → Read More: Top nuclear official victim of home invasion — Burglars may have stolen secret info — Briefcase full of documents missing

YNET: Syria rebels present IAEA with demands over captured nuclear facility — “We’re willing to cooperate if our conditions are met” — ‘Special security parameter’ set up

Ynetnews (Israel’s most popular news and general content website), Feb. 24, 2013: A spokesman for the Free Syria Army hinted Sunday that the rebels would be willing to allow International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors into the Al-Kibar nuclear facility, which they seized last week. [...] “We’re willing to cooperate with the IAEA if . . . → Read More: YNET: Syria rebels present IAEA with demands over captured nuclear facility — “We’re willing to cooperate if our conditions are met” — ‘Special security parameter’ set up

Reports: Nuclear facility captured by rebels in Syria

>> UPDATE HERE: YNET: Syria rebels present IAEA with demands over captured nuclear facility — “We’re willing to cooperate if our conditions are met” — ‘Special security parameter’ set up <<

Reuters, 11:40a ET: Syrian rebels have captured the site of a suspected nuclear reactor near the Euphrates river which Israeli warplanes destroyed six years . . . → Read More: Reports: Nuclear facility captured by rebels in Syria

Magazine: Some plants were glowing after Chernobyl and researchers found countless examples of monstrous mutations — Claims wildlife now considered healthy

Title: Wildlife in Chernobyl: Debate over mutations and populations of plants and animals in the radioactive fallout exclusion zone Source: Slate Magazine Author: Mary Mycio Date: January 21, 2013

Do Animals in Chernobyl’s Fallout Zone Glow?

[...] Whenever I tell anyone about my encounters with Chernobyl wildlife, the questions are always the same: Do . . . → Read More: Magazine: Some plants were glowing after Chernobyl and researchers found countless examples of monstrous mutations — Claims wildlife now considered healthy

INES Level 1 Nuclear Event — Pump incident at Belgian plant

DMorgen (Google Translation), Feb. 15, 2013 at ~12:45p ET: h/t Anonymous tip

New water pump incident [...] After analysis, the incident was classified as a level 1 of the INES* scale (International Nuclear Event Scale) [...]

Lalibre.be (Google Translation), Feb. 15, 2013 at ~1:30p ET:

Doel: technical incident at the nuclear [...] The defect . . . → Read More: INES Level 1 Nuclear Event — Pump incident at Belgian plant

Bloomberg: Nuclear revival dying in Europe — “The future of nuclear energy in Europe looks very dim indeed” says consultant — “Simply too risky”

Title: Nuclear Revival Dying in Europe as Power Prices Slump: Energy Source: Bloomberg News Author: Ladka Bauerova Date: February 13, 2013

[...] “The future of nuclear energy in Europe looks very dim indeed,” said Mycle Schneider, an independent consultant on energy and nuclear power based in Paris. “Nuclear is too capital intensive, too time-consuming . . . → Read More: Bloomberg: Nuclear revival dying in Europe — “The future of nuclear energy in Europe looks very dim indeed” says consultant — “Simply too risky”

Chernobyl workers evacuated from site — Roof collapse was 50 meters from reactor’s sarcophagus — Soundness inspection underway (PHOTOS)

Title: Chernobyl radiation unaffected after heavy snow causes partial roof collapse, Ukrainian officials say Source: AP Date: February 13, 2013

[...] Chernobyl plant spokeswoman Maya Rudenko [...] said the affected area is about 50 meters (165 feet) away from the “sarcophagus,” a shelter built shortly after the 1986 disaster to contain radiation emanating from . . . → Read More: Chernobyl workers evacuated from site — Roof collapse was 50 meters from reactor’s sarcophagus — Soundness inspection underway (PHOTOS)

Roof collapses at Chernobyl nuclear plant — 6,500 square feet — “Partial failure of the wall slabs” (PHOTO)

Title: Roof collapses at Chernobyl nuclear plant: Ukraine Source: Agence France-Presse Date: February 13, 2013 7:45 EST h/t Anonymous tip

SOURCE: BBC

Roof collapses at Chernobyl nuclear plant: Ukraine

A section of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine has collapsed under the weight of snow [...]

“The preliminary reason for the collapse . . . → Read More: Roof collapses at Chernobyl nuclear plant — 6,500 square feet — “Partial failure of the wall slabs” (PHOTO)

Prison sentences for exposing people to radiation — Many deaths, serious health problems — Prosecutor: They desired to hide the truth from victims and to disguise their mistakes

Title: French doctors and radiologist jailed for radiation overdoses Source: Telegraph Date:  30 Jan 2013

Two doctors and a radiologist have been sentenced to 18 months in prison for their role in radiation overdoses that killed at least 12 people in France and left dozens seriously ill.

Overdoses were given to nearly 450 cancer . . . → Read More: Prison sentences for exposing people to radiation — Many deaths, serious health problems — Prosecutor: They desired to hide the truth from victims and to disguise their mistakes