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  • North Korea Says New Missile Can Carry `Large' Nuclear Warhead

    05/14/2017 7:11:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/14/17 | Kanga Kong, Bloomberg
    Unable to post article content as it is Bloomberg sourced. Re-cap: It was a medium long-range missile, test confirms engine reliability, guidance and detonation systems.. Hwasong-12 missile could carry a “large-size heavy nuclear warhead,” per state news agency report.
  • Hanford Nuclear Reservation tunnel collapse triggers alert

    05/09/2017 10:04:24 AM PDT · by Enchante · 81 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 9, 2017 | Staff
    BREAKING NEWS WASHINGTON STATE TUNNEL COLLAPSE TRIGGERS ALERT AT PLUTONIUM PLANT Hundreds of workers took cover after a tunnel in a Washington plutonium finishing plant collapsed Tuesday morning. The tunnel at the Hanford plant near Richland was full of contaminated particles, including radioactive trains that transport fuel rods, KING5 reported.
  • Duck and cover, again?: Glenn Reynolds

    05/08/2017 6:25:37 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 6 replies
    USA Toady ^ | May 8, 2017 | Glen Harlan Reynolds
    <p>So I’ve been reading Garrett Graff’s Raven Rock, which is a fairly gripping history of the Cold War effort to ensure “continuity of government” in the event of a nuclear apocalypse. As the Cold War progressed, defense experts went from “duck and cover” type initiatives, to plans for massive evacuations from major cities, to fallout shelters within those cities, to an abandonment of efforts to protect the civilian populations in favor of trying to save a decision-making core of government and industry.</p>
  • China Built A $350 Million Bridge That Ends In A Dirt Field In North Korea

    05/05/2017 2:33:02 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-5-2017 | Nathaniel Lee
    The New Yalu River Bridge was supposed to be a key link for trade between China and North Korea, replacing the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge built in 1943. (snip)Click on the site to see the video
  • Nuclear plant worker 'deliberately' tried to hide error, officials say

    05/04/2017 2:40:26 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 17 replies
    NJ.com ^ | May 3, 2017 | Bill Gallo Jr.
    LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TWP. -- A worker "deliberately" attempted to fix an error he had made while conducting tests at a New Jersey nuclear reactor causing the plant to shut down 2 years ago, federal officials say.
  • North Korean Media Issues Rare Criticism of China Over Nuclear Warnings

    05/03/2017 4:44:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/3
    North Korea's state media published a rare criticism of China on Wednesday, saying Chinese state media commentaries calling for tougher sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear program were undermining relations with Beijing and worsening tensions. A commentary carried by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) referred to recent commentaries in China's People's Daily and Global Times newspapers, which it said were "widely known as media speaking for the official stand of the Chinese party and government." "A string of absurd and reckless remarks are now heard from China every day only to render the present bad situation tenser," it said.
  • Defiant North Korea Hints At Nuclear Ttests To Boost Force 'To The Maximum'

    05/01/2017 5:57:07 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo News ^ | 5-1-2017 | Soyoung Kim
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea suggested on Monday it will continue its nuclear weapons tests, saying it will bolster its nuclear force "to the maximum" in a "consecutive and successive way at any moment" in the face of what it calls U.S. aggression and hysteria. U.S. President Donald Trump has said a "major, major conflict" with North Korea is possible over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, while China said last week the situation on the Korean peninsula could escalate or slip out of control. In a show of force, the United States has sent the nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson...
  • Panic Buying Hits Japan Ahead Of - War: “Nuke Shelters, Air Purifiers, Anti-Radiation Supplies…”

    04/25/2017 10:00:56 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-24-2017 | Mac Slavo
    As tensions heat up with North Korea and the potential for a nuclear exchange becomes all the more real, residents of Japan are panic buying everything from nuclear shelters to air purifiers in preparation: Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions. A small company that specializes in building nuclear shelters, generally under people’s houses, has received eight orders in April alone compared with six orders during a typical year. The company, Oribe Seiki Seisakusho, based in Kobe, western...
  • Operation Gotham Shield: U.S. Gov’t To “Simulate Nuke Blast Over Manhattan” As Actual War Nears

    04/21/2017 7:15:48 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 16 replies
    infowars.com ^ | April 21, 2017 | Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com
    In just a few days, during April 24-26th, Operation Gotham Shield will commence.( NY / NJ) It is a tabletop, joint agency exercise involving FEMA, Homeland Security and a myriad of law enforcement and military agencies. WMD, chemical and biological units will all be on hand as a response is tested for a “simulated” nuclear detonation over the United States’ foremost urban center, in the iconic and densely populated island of Manhattan and nearby shores of New Jersey. The potential for a more explosive false flag to spin out of control, by hijacking and ‘converting’ the simulated actions, is all...
  • U.S. sends nuclear sniffer plane to Korea

    04/20/2017 10:40:01 AM PDT · by johnk · 3 replies
    english.yonhapnews.co.kr ^ | 2017/04/20 16:00 | lcd@yna.co.kr
    SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. Air Force dispatched a nuclear sniffer aircraft Thursday to the east of the Korean Peninsula amid the possibility of North Korea's imminent nuclear test, a government source said. "The WC-135 Constant Phoenix, a special-purpose U.S. plane, made an emergency sortie today over the East Sea," the source said, requesting anonymity. Its mission is to collect samples from the atmosphere in order to detect and identity a nuclear explosion... There was an unconfirmed rumor that North Korea has notified China of its nuclear experiment plan. South Korea's military said earlier the North seems all...
  • Kim Jong-un smiles and waves as cheering crowd watches simulation of a US city being [tr]

    04/19/2017 6:16:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2017 | Julian Robinson
    This is the moment Kim Jong-un smiled and waved as cheering crowds watched a simulation of a US city being wiped out by a nuclear attack. North Korea put on a musical show to mark the birthday of founding father Kim Il Sung which ended with a mock-up of rockets engulfing America in flames. The choral performance was attended by dictator Kim Jong-un, the elder of Kim's grandson, on Sunday, after a massive military parade in the capital.
  • Pentagon announces review of nuclear posture amid North Korea tensions

    04/17/2017 9:36:24 PM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17APR17 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will ensure the U.S. military’s nuclear force is “safe, secure, effective, reliable and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies.” The U.S. military has roughly 450 long-range nuclear missiles in underground silos at various bases in the Midwest. It also maintains a fleet of ballistic missile submarines as well as long range B-2 and B-52 bombers also capable of launching nuclear weapons. Smaller nuclear weapons can be carried by U.S. Air Force fighter jets.
  • North Korea Said To Be Preparing Nuclear Device Detonation; Test Site Is "Primed And Ready"

    04/12/2017 5:14:51 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 42 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | April 12, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    In a striking development involving the rapidly changing North Korean geopolitical situation, moments ago Voice of America reporter Steve Herman stated that according to US government and other sources, North Korea has "apparently placed a nuclear device in a tunnel and it could be detonated Saturday AM Korea time." Steve Herman ✔ ‎@W7VOA US gov’t and other sources say #DPRK has apparently placed a nuclear device in a tunnel and it could be detonated Saturday AM #Korea time. 4:11 PM - 12 Apr 2017 He then quotes an NSA official who had no comment at this time, but said "we...
  • China Warns North Korea Situation Has Hit "Tipping Point", Threatens "Never Before Seen" Measures

    04/12/2017 9:41:10 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 134 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | April 12, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    After warnings yesterday, and on the heels of a "very good call" with President Trump, China has escalated its threats to North Korea over its nuclear tests. In another Global Times op-ed, China warns "if the North makes another provocative move this month, the Chinese society will be willing to adopt severe restrictive measures that have never been seen before..." Yesterday's editorial in the military-focused Global Times tabloid, owned and operated by the Communist Party's People's Daily newspaper, said that North Korea’s nuclear activities must not jeopardize northeastern China, and that if the North impacts China with its illicit nuclear...
  • Japan-based Sakae Casting Plans Idaho Falls, Idaho, Operations Center

    04/08/2017 11:23:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Area Devolopment ^ | April 7, 2017 | Area Development News Desk
    Japan-based Sakae Casting opened first U.S. location in the eastern region of The Gem State in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Sakae Casting specializes in castings for inserting stainless steel pipes into an aluminum casting product with minimized clearance, necessary for optimal performance of semi-conductors and super computers. The Idaho Falls location will give Sakae the best U.S. location to work directly with the University of Idaho, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the region’s extensive nuclear and advanced manufacturing sectors to further their research capabilities and U.S. product sales. "It is my mission to create job opportunities in Eastern Idaho to support...
  • Senate Republicans deploy ‘nuclear option’ after Gorsuch filibuster

    04/06/2017 9:16:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 109 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4-6-2017 | Judson Berger
    Senate Republicans deployed the so-called “nuclear option” Thursday afternoon in a bid to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, moving to overcome a Democratic filibuster just minutes earlier. The Senate initially voted 55-45 on a motion to end debate on Gorsuch, with four Democrats breaking ranks; it needed 60 to succeed. Known as a filibuster, this vote triggered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to go “nuclear.” This means he is trying to change Senate precedent so that the Senate can move to a final roll call with just a simple majority of 51 votes, as opposed to 60....
  • Lindsey Graham: We Have No Other Choice But to Go Nuclear With Gorsuch

    04/03/2017 2:58:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    Monday on MSNBC while discussing Senate Democrats opposition to President Donald Trump Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Republicans have “no other choice” than the nuclear option of lowering the 60-vote filibuster threshold for a Supreme Court nominee to a simple majority.
  • A Dream of Clean Energy at a Very High Price

    03/30/2017 11:09:41 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 27,2017 | Henry Fountain
    SAINT-PAUL-LEZ-DURANCE, France — At a dusty construction site here amid the limestone ridges of Provence, workers scurry around immense slabs of concrete arranged in a ring like a modern-day Stonehenge. It looks like the beginnings of a large commercial power plant, but it is not. The project, called ITER, is an enormous, and enormously complex and costly, physics experiment. But if it succeeds, it could determine the power plants of the future and make an invaluable contribution to reducing planet-warming emissions. ITER, short for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (and pronounced EAT-er), is being built to test a long-held dream: that...
  • Westinghouse bankruptcy filing just the start for Toshiba

    03/29/2017 3:29:41 PM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | 3-28-17 | Nikkei Asian Review
    Westinghouse bankruptcy filing just the start for Toshiba Fulfilling loan guarantees could further strain fragile finances March 28, 2017 6:00 am JST TOKYO -- Toshiba's plan to have Westinghouse Electric file for bankruptcy protection this week is a risky first step in a long and potentially complicated recovery, exposing the parent to a stiff financial blow if loan payments by the American nuclear unit falter.
  • Chris Coons: Gorsuch nomination ‘almost certainly’ will require GOP to go ‘nuclear’

    03/27/2017 10:09:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 72 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware predicted Monday that Republicans will “almost certainly” have to resort to the “nuclear” option to approve the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Coons, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which held four days of hearings on the Gorsuch nomination, doesn’t envision Democrats crossing party lines to vote in favor of President Trump’s nominee. “He will get an up or down vote. Sen. Schumer, our minority leader, has said it is going to be a 60-vote margin, and I doubt he is going to get 60 votes. The question...