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)
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
NDTV: A man working at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant today died after he was electrocuted. [...] “An investigation on this accident will soon begin; none would be spared, all parties including the main contractor, sub-contractor and many others would be questioned,” Anbumani, the Public Relations Officer of the plant, told NDTV. [...]
IANS: . . . → Read More: Man dies after being electrocuted at controversial new nuclear plant
CNA ENGLISH NEWS, March 9, 2013: 200,000 take part in Taiwan’s anti-nuclear protest [...] In what organizers called the largest anti-nuclear protest in Taiwan, an estimated 200,000 people took to the streets in several parts of the island on Saturday to call for the scrapping of nuclear power plants. The protest was held simultaneously . . . → Read More: Video: 200,000 protest nuclear power
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
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
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
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
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
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
>> 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
CBS Evening News, February 16, 2013:
At 2:00 in
CBS: Charles Liu, astronomer at the City University of New York says we were lucky the meteor […] blew up in the atmosphere with a force 20 atomic bombs.
Liu: If this amount of energy had been detonated at ground level instead of ten miles . . . → Read More: CBS: Russian meteor exploding at ground level could kill millions if by major city — NASA: Equal to detonating 30 Hiroshima nuclear bombs (VIDEO)
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
AP, 10:47a ET: Cuba reports powerful meteorite explosion [...] Cuba apparently experienced a phenomenon similar to the meteorite that detonated over Russia this week, island media reported, with startled residents describing a bright light in the sky and a loud explosion that shook windows and walls. [...] In a video from a state TV . . . → Read More: AP: Powerful meteor explosion reported in Cuba (VIDEO?)
Astronomy Magazine, 6:35p ET: Scientists report that a nearly 50-foot-wide asteroid created this trail before breaking up over Russia on February 15, 2013 [...] The “tiny asteroid,” as Paul Chodas, research scientist in the Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, referred to it, weighed some 7,000 metric tons . . . → Read More: NASA: Russian meteor was actually a “tiny asteroid” — Believed to be from belt between Mars and Jupiter
RT: 12:01 GMT: The site where the meteorite is believed to have fallen has been closed off by military units wearing special protective suits.
GlobalPost: Russia’s Emergencies Ministry will fire a local official who told reporters the ministry had warned Chelyabinsk residents by SMS before the meteorite fell, the Itar-Tass news . . . → Read More: Reports: Official to be fired after saying warnings were issued before meteor fell — Impact site closed off by military wearing special protective suits
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
Follow-up to: Russia TV: Meteor “could be a little teaser of what’s coming” — 20,000 personnel still on high alert — “This is essentially a giant nuclear facility… 7 plants here produce fuel” (VIDEO)
Source: Russia Today News Date: February 15, 2013 at 9:10a ET
At 10:15 in
Host: We are getting suggestions here . . . → Read More: TV: ‘Bigger chunk’ could be coming — Passing over Pacific region in next few hours? — Astrophysicist: “These things generally have originated from something bigger” (VIDEO)
Source: Russia Today News Date: February 15, 2013 at 9:00a ET
At 3:15 in
Reporter: We do know that at least 20,000 of the emergency personnel have been told to stay on high alert. I don’t think that order has recalled yet. I think they’re still on high alert because you have to understand . . . → Read More: Russia TV: Meteor “could be a little teaser of what’s coming” — 20,000 personnel still on high alert — “This is essentially a giant nuclear facility… 7 plants here produce fuel” (VIDEO)
Source: Russia Today News Date: February 14, 2013
Transcript at 3:30 in
Host: What else do they say regarding mobile phone communications and radiation levels at the moment? [...]
Reporter: This is the zinc plant I was talking about. You will see in just a second that there’s a humungous hole in the middle . . . → Read More: TV: Nuclear facilities near where meteor fragments landed in Russia — Radiation testing to continue throughout day — Location of third worst nuke accident ever (VIDEO)
Follow-up to: Updates: Video reveals strange blasts during ‘meteorite rain’ over Russia — Explosions in lower atmosphere — Over 500 reported injured — Only hours before asteroid due to make close flyby
Gizmodo: What’s more incredible: unconfirmed reports say that an air defense unit fired a missile as the meteor entered Russian airspace at . . . → Read More: ‘Unconfirmed Reports’: Meteorite blown up by missile over Russia?
Reuters: A powerful blast rocked the Russian region of the Urals early on Friday with bright objects, identified as possible meteorites, falling from the sky, emergency officials said. [...] The trace from a falling object could be seen in Yekaterinburg, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of Chelyabinsk, another Reuters witness said.
Sydney Morning . . . → Read More: Updates: Video reveals strange blasts during ‘meteorite rain’ over Russia — Explosions in lower atmosphere — Over 500 reported injured — Only hours before asteroid due to make close flyby