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  • Ukraine Storing US-Supplied Weapons At Nuclear Power Stations

    01/23/2023 5:43:25 AM PST · by JonPreston · 55 replies
    NDTV ^ | 1/23/23 | NDTV
    In a statement, the SVR said U.S.-supplied HIMARS rocket launchers, air defence systems and artillery ammunition had been delivered to the Rivne nuclear power station in the northwest of Ukraine."The Ukrainian armed forces are storing weapons and ammunition provided by the West on the territory of nuclear power plants," it said, adding that an arms shipment to the Rivne power station had taken place in the last week of December.
  • Putin ally Medvedev warns NATO of nuclear war if Russia is defeated in Ukraine

    01/19/2023 4:42:04 AM PST · by Callahan · 77 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Guy Faulconbridge
    MOSCOW (Reuters) -Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, an ally of Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin, warned NATO on Thursday that the defeat of Russia in Ukraine could trigger a nuclear war. Striking a similar tone at what he described as an anxious time for the country, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church said trying to destroy Russia would mean the end of the world. Since Russia invaded Ukraine, Medvedev has repeatedly raised the threat of a nuclear apocalypse, but his admission now of the possibility of Russia's defeat indicates the level of Moscow's concern over increased Western weapons deliveries to...
  • Saudi Arabia plans to enrich uranium for nuclear fuel

    01/11/2023 12:20:08 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 31 replies
    https://thecradle.co ^ | January 11 2023 | News Desk
    Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman has unveiled plans to use domestically-sourced uranium to build up the kingdom’s nuclear power industry as part of the government’s plans to be “a global leader in the renewable energy sector.” “The kingdom intends to utilize its national uranium resources, including in joint ventures with willing partners in accordance with international commitments and transparency standards,” Abdulaziz bin Salman said during the Future Minerals Forum in Riyadh on 11 January. The Saudi official also said that the process would involve “the entire nuclear fuel cycle which involves the production of yellowcake, low enriched uranium...
  • Duke Energy "sorry" about that cold, dark Christmas weekend

    01/06/2023 6:29:36 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5 Jan, 2023 | BEEGE WELBORN
    Talk about making friends and influencing people. Duke Energy, one of the main power providers for the Carolinas, really stepped in it over the Christmas weekend. For the first time in the energy company’s history, they were forced to institute rolling blackouts and beg their customers to conserve power…in the middle of a ferocious winter storm on Christmas Eve. For the first time in the company’s history, Duke Energy enacted rolling blackouts on Christmas Eve amid freezing temperatures. The move left half a million customers without power. And on Tuesday, the company issued an apology, attributing several compounding factors as...
  • Near bankrupt Pakistan resorts to nuclear Sabre-rattling

    01/05/2023 2:20:12 PM PST · by anthropocene_x · 17 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec 28, 2022 | Tarek Fatah
    The world seems too distracted by the Ukraine War to have noticed the nuclear sabre-rattling by a near-bankrupt Pakistan against its thriving neighbour India. This was made worse on Wednesday when Islamabad allegedly sent armed terrorists across the border into the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. Four terrorists were killed in an encounter with Indian security forces near the town of Sidhra; after a gunfight erupted around 7:30 a.m. after reinforcements were rushed to the area to “neutralize the terrorists,” according to police. Just days after Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari referred to India’s Prime Minister as the “Butcher...
  • The Subsidy Tango of Bill Gates and Joe Manchin. The West Virginia Senator and the billionaire investor score a windfall in the Inflation Reduction Act.

    12/25/2022 4:50:54 PM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 22, 2022 | WSJ Editorial Board
    Bill Gates sold West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin on this year’s Democratic climate spending blowout as a way to put unemployed coal workers to work building advanced nuclear reactors. Now we learn, belatedly, that these projects depend on Russia for fuel and will cost taxpayers more than advertised. The Energy Department last year awarded up to $2 billion for an advanced nuclear reactor “demonstration” project in Wyoming being developed by TerraPower, a company Mr. Gates founded. These advanced reactors have been promoted because they take up significantly less space than conventional reactors and could theoretically use reprocessed nuclear fuel. TerraPower’s...
  • Global Energy Crisis Forces Japan To U-Turn On Its Nuclear Policy: effectively ending an 11-year prohibition and phase-out that was triggered by the Fukushima disaster.

    12/23/2022 6:33:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 12/23/2022 | Alex Kimani
    Japan has announced a major U-turn in its energy policy after the Asian nation adopted a new policy promoting greater use of nuclear energy, effectively ending an 11-year prohibition and phase-out that was triggered by the Fukushima disaster. Under the new policy, Japan will maximize the use of existing nuclear reactors by restarting as many as possible, prolong the operating life of old reactors beyond their 60-year limit and also develop next-generation reactors to replace them.The proposed legislation marks a complete reversal of the nuclear safety measures the country adopted after a powerful tsunami hit caused three of its six...
  • Japan reverts to max nuclear power to tackle energy, climate

    12/21/2022 11:30:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 22, 2022 | Mari Yamaguchi
    Japan on Thursday adopted a new policy promoting greater use of nuclear energy to ensure a stable power supply amid global fuel shortages and to reduce carbon emissions — a major reversal of its phase-out plan since the Fukushima crisis. The new policy says Japan must maximize the use of existing nuclear reactors by restarting as many of them as possible and prolonging the operating life of old reactors beyond their 60-year limit, and by developing next-generation reactors to replace them. Anti-nuclear sentiment and safety concerns rose sharply in Japan after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, and restart approvals have since...
  • Biden: Iran nuclear deal is ‘dead’ but White House won’t announce it

    12/20/2022 9:27:55 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/20/2022 | Steven Nelson
    WASHINGTON — President Biden said last month that the Iran nuclear deal “is dead” but added that “we are not going to announce it — long story,” according to a video that resurfaced Tuesday. Biden made the remark Nov. 4 to Iranian American protesters who trailed him to an event in California. “President Biden, could you please announce that JCPOA is dead? Can you just announce that?” a woman asks, using the formal acronym for the 2015 agreement that softened US policy toward Iran in exchange for promises that Tehran wouldn’t seek a nuclear bomb. “No,” Biden replied. “No? Why...
  • REVEALED: The SECOND suburban husband – who lives in luxury $1M New Jersey home with glamorous wife and children - indicted for smuggling nuclear weapon tech to Russia in multi-million dollar plot orchestrated by Moscow's secret service

    12/15/2022 12:14:28 AM PST · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 Dec 2022 | LEWIS PENNOCK
    Vadim Yermolenko helped smuggle tech used in nuclear weapons into Russia, according to court documents. DailyMail.com can reveal his double life after it emerged co-defendant Alexey Brayman runs an online craft store in New Hampshire with his wife. They are allegedly part of the 'Serniya Network', run by Russia's security service...Yarmolenko and Brayman, who were indicted on Tuesday then released after posting bail, allegedly helped supply Russia with technology that can be used in nuclear and hypersonic weapons.
  • Biden's non-binary nuclear waste guru Sam Brinton is out at DoE over claims they stole two suitcases from airport

    12/12/2022 5:27:24 PM PST · by algore · 38 replies
    President Joe Biden's non-binary nuclear waste official has left the administration. Sam Brinton, 35, who uses 'they/their' pronouns, no longer has their Department of Energy job after they were accused of stealing luggage in two separate incidents. A Department of Energy spokesperson said on Monday evening: 'Sam Brinton is no longer a DOE employee. By law, the Department of Energy cannot comment further on personnel matters.' Brinton, who was appointed in June, is now accused of stealing suitcases from airports in Minneapolis and Las Vegas. The White House has repeatedly refused to comment on the scandal, claiming it is a...
  • US Unveils High-Tech B-21 Stealth Bomber

    12/03/2022 1:05:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 03 Dec 2022
    The United States on Friday (Dec 2) unveiled the B-21 Raider, a high-tech stealth bomber that can carry nuclear and conventional weapons and is designed to be able to fly without a crew on board. The slickly choreographed ceremony at B-21 manufacturer Northrop Grumman's facility in Palmdale, California, opened with the US national anthem as older bombers roared over a crowd that included top US officials. Dramatic music played and lights flashed as the doors of a hangar holding the new aircraft slowly opened, and the crowd applauded as the cloth covering it was pulled away to reveal a sleek...
  • Cold weather could cause French power cuts next week

    12/01/2022 10:00:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | December 1, 2022
    PARIS (Reuters) - Cold weather could lead to power cuts in France on Monday as delays to the restart of nuclear power following repair work leave supply lagging demand, analysts said. Nuclear power supply had been expected to reach around 40 gigawatts (GW) this week, but operator EDF's delay in restarting reactors meant it rose to only around 35 GW, leaving France more reliant on imports and gas-fired production. Refinitiv analyst Nathalie Gerl said the situation as a cold spell grips northwestern Europe this weekend and next week would be "much more critical" but for efforts to curb demand, especially...
  • Biden’s Most Woke Official Allegedly Carts Off With Woman’s Suitcase At Airport

    11/29/2022 8:11:57 AM PST · by Conservativetpa · 32 replies
    The Free Press ^ | 11/29/2022 | Liam Edgar
    Many people believe that one of President Joe Biden’s most woke picks for high office came with a lot of baggage. Sam Brinton, the deputy assistant secretary over a nuclear waste program within the Energy Department, is an acknowledged “non-binary drag queen” and a self-proclaimed “kink activist” (dog fetishes a specialty) who also once billed himself as the “first gender fluid person in federal government leadership,” The Free Press reported in February.
  • Nuclear watchdog says Iran enriching up to 60% at underground Fordow nuclear facility

    11/22/2022 11:44:54 PM PST · by blueplum · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 Nov 2022 | Tara John and Sugam Pokharel,
    Iran has begun producing uranium enriched up to 60% in its underground Fordow nuclear facility, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi said on Tuesday, bringing the country closer to weapons grade material. “Iran had started producing high enriched uranium – UF6 enriched up to 60% - using the existing two cascades of IR-6 centrifuge....
  • US nuclear forces chief says Ukraine ‘just the warmup’ for larger crisis

    11/05/2022 4:40:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    UK Independent ^ | November 4, 2022 | Andrew Feinberg
    The senior naval officer in charge of America’s nuclear triad says the current worldwide tensions sparked by Russia’s war against Ukraine could be the opening act for a larger conflict that the US must prepare for. In remarks at the Naval Submarine League's 2022 Annual Symposium & Industry Update, US Strategic Command commander Admiral Charles Richard said the Ukraine crisis “is just the warmup”. "The big one is coming, and it isn't going to be very long before we're going to get tested in ways that we haven't been tested a long time,” he said.
  • "Mike" Device is Tested [Ivy Mike @ 70 -- November 1st, 1952]

    11/01/2022 6:37:39 AM PDT · by Ezekiel · 17 replies
    "Mike" Device is Tested The first fusion bomb was tested by the United States in Operation Ivy on November 1, 1952, on Elugelab Island in the Enewatak Atoll of the Marshall Islands. Scientists had to work faster and harder in order the meet the short deadline to complete the weapon, but their work paid off when "Mike" was successfully completed on the target date. "Mike" used the Teller-Ulam configuration, liquid deuterium as its fusion fuel and a large fission weapon as its trigger. The device was strictly an experimental, prototype design and not a deliverable weapon: standing over 20 ft....
  • Stop worrying and love the bomb: Proxy war with Russia is sliding toward apocalypse

    10/27/2022 8:05:13 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | 27-Oct-22 | Chris Hedges
    Joe Biden, who doesn't always seem to be quite sure where he is or what he is supposed to be saying, is being propped up in the I-am-a-bigger-man-than-you contest with Vladimir Putin by a coterie of rabid warmongers who have orchestrated over 20 years of military fiascos. They are salivating at the prospect of taking on Russia, and then, if there is any habitation left on the globe, China. Trapped in the polarizing mindset of the Cold War — where any effort to de-escalate conflicts through diplomacy is considered appeasement, a perfidious Munich moment — they smugly push the human...
  • France’s Nuclear Reactors Malfunction as Energy Crisis Bites

    10/24/2022 7:31:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    /internationalaffairs.co ^ | October 23, 2022
    Twenty-six of France’s 56 nuclear reactors are offline for maintenance or because of corrosion on piping that cools the reactor cores. Fixing the corrosion is taking longer than expected at several reactors, delaying their restart by as much as six weeks, according to regulatory filings and a French nuclear executive familiar with the matter. Labor unrest is another obstacle. Strikes at 18 reactors owned by EDF SA, France’s state-controlled power giant, have delayed their restart by several weeks, threatening the government’s plans to have all of them back online by the end of the winter. EDF and union leaders said...
  • Would You Like to Play a Game, General Petraeus?

    10/24/2022 9:52:12 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 42 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-24-22 | Larry Brandes
    Exciting news this week! General Petraeus (former commander in Afghanistan 2010 and 2011), during an interview in France, stated that a "multinational force" led by the U.S. may intervene in Ukraine." Apparently, Biden already authorized the deployment of approximately 4,700 U.S. troops with the 101st Airborne Division near the Ukraine border in Romania. According to the division's Deputy Commander, Brigadier General John Lubas, "Yeah, this is not a training deployment, this is a combat deployment for us. We understand that we need to be ready to fight tonight depending how the situation escalates across the border." That sounds like a...