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  • US, Russian Spy Chiefs Meet On Moscow Nuclear Threat

    11/14/2022 8:04:00 PM PST · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 8 replies
    IBT ^ | 11/14/22 | Paul HANDLEY
    The US and Russian spy chiefs held a rare face-to-face meeting in Ankara Monday on Moscow's nuclear threats in Ukraine and Americans held prisoner by the Kremlin, the White House said. In what appeared to be the highest-level direct talks between officials of the two countries since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns met with Sergei Naryshkin, head of Russia's SVR foreign intelligence service. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman confirmed the meeting, and Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said it came as "an initiative of the American side," according to Russian media. Peskov declined to...
  • US nuclear industry finds it will not survive without Russian fuel

    10/29/2022 2:24:53 PM PDT · by algore · 19 replies
    US companies specializing in the construction of next-generation smaller nuclear power plants aimed at improving the country's energy security find it difficult to obtain fuel for those power plants. There is only one company that sells such fuel, and unfortunately for them, the company is located in Russia, Reuters reports. The energy crisis that broke out as a result of Russia's special operation in Ukraine and ensuing Western sanctions pushed Washington to develop nuclear industry faster. The USA already has designs for new modern reactors known as Small Modular Reactors. They are more efficient, faster and cheaper to build. However,...
  • Biden questions Putin’s nuke denial: ‘Why does he keep talking about it?’

    10/28/2022 7:22:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/28/2022 | Snejana Farberov
    President Biden raised doubts this week about Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s claim that he never intended to use nuclear weapons. “If he has no intention, why does he keep talking about it?” Biden said during an interview with NewsNation Thursday. “Why does he talk about the ability to use a tactical nuclear weapon?” The president described Russia’s leader as “very dangerous” in his approach to nuclear weapons. “He can end this all, get out of Ukraine,” Biden added. The US president expressed skepticism about Putin’s intentions just hours after the Kremlin strongman said at a conference of international foreign policy...
  • MAD VLAD Deranged Putin has ALREADY tried to detonate nuclear bomb but was scuppered in last-minute ‘sabotage’, insider claims

    10/20/2022 10:01:02 AM PDT · by libh8er · 67 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10.20.2022
    The desperate tyrant, 70, is feared by Nato to have his finger inching closer to the trigger ready to launch a nuclear show of force. The mounting concerns prompted Defence Secretary Ben Wallace to cancel his plans and jet to Washington for crisis talks this week. Analysts feared Putin would detonate a warhead in the Black Sea, potentially unleashing tsunamis and a poisonous gas cloud. It was also claimed plans were under way to test fire a tactical nuke in the Arctic before launching one on the battlefield in Ukraine. Recent days have seen a number of Notam messages -...
  • Putin 'should have nuked Queen's FUNERAL' because so many Western leaders were there, Russian TV military pundit declares

    09/20/2022 2:15:11 PM PDT · by algore · 59 replies
    Putin should have nuked the Queen's funeral while world leaders were all in one place, one of the Kremlin's most-prominent propagandists has declared. Olga Skabeyeva, dubbed Putin's 'Iron Doll', made the ghoulish suggestion last night - just hours after Her Majesty's body was laid to rest at the end of 11 days of mourning. The 37-year-old - who is married to a Russian politician - was speaking with guests about when and where her country could use its nukes when she said: 'We should have done it today, all the best people are [in Britain] for the funeral.' With a...
  • Is Putin going to launch a nuclear war?

    03/18/2022 7:38:58 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 71 replies
    Kyiv Independent ^ | March 18, 2022 | Oleg Sukhov
    Is Putin going to launch a nuclear war? March 18, 2022 6:55 pm by Oleg Sukhov Days after launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin ordered to put his country’s nuclear deterrent forces on alert, effectively threatening the world with a nuclear war. With the ongoing military invasion proving to be extremely costly for Russia, the key question now is whether Putin is bluffing. When starting the invasion, Putin said that any outside country trying to interfere in the war in Ukraine would face “consequences that they have never seen in their history,” which can be interpreted...
  • Russia nuke fears spark panic-buying of radiation-blocking pills

    03/15/2022 11:37:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Nypost ^ | 03/15/2022 | Lee Brown
    Fears that Russia will start a nuclear war have sparked panic-buying of radiation-blocking potassium iodide in the US and Europe — with the hard-to-get pills being sold for more than 10 times the usual price on sites such as eBay. The largest distributors of the pills, which can counteract the effects of radiation poisoning, told CNN Business they have put a rush on making more after being overwhelmed with demand.
  • Nuclear Survival in South Carolina

    03/01/2022 8:38:40 AM PST · by DeplorablePaul · 57 replies
    SC Fema ^ | September 1990 | Fema
    This is the nuclear target map for South Carolina, but remember, fallout can go anywhere or everywhere (and probably will). After you have looked at this map look at the Information for South Carolina that follows it.
  • How an AP1000 Plant Is Changing the Nuclear Power Paradigm Through District Heating, Desalination

    11/01/2021 1:22:48 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    Power Mag ^ | 1 Nov 2021 | Sonal Patel
    Already remarkable for being the world’s second Westinghouse AP1000 reactor to be brought online, Shandong Nuclear Power Co.’s Haiyang nuclear power plant is pioneering two significant aspects of nuclear diversification in China: district heating and desalination. In 2009, China only had 11 operational nuclear power reactors—three that used domestic technologies, two were Russian technology, four were French technologies, and the remainder are Canadian-designed. It now operates 50 units—a combined 50 GW. The heating project alone could translate to an “annual savings of about 6.62 million tons of standard coal,” it said. The company projects that by 2030, Haiyang and other...
  • This Alaskan Air Base Will Host An Experimental Mini Nuclear Reactor

    10/24/2021 2:20:44 PM PDT · by algore · 44 replies
    The U.S. Air Force recently announced that it has picked Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska as the base to host a new small nuclear reactor as part of a pilot program. The U.S. military, as a whole, together with the Department of Energy has been increasingly looking into micro-reactor designs as possible ways to meet ever-growing electricity demands, including for units on the battlefield, as well as to help cut costs and improve general operational efficiency by reducing reliance on fossil fuels. The Department of the Air Force announced the selection of Eielson as the host facility for this...
  • Israel: Iran ‘10 Weeks Away’ from Acquiring Enough Material for Nuke

    08/08/2021 6:59:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies ^ | 8/6/2021 | emily jones
    Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz warns that Iran is only 10 weeks away from acquiring enough material to make a nuclear bomb. “Iran has violated all of the guidelines set in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA) and is only around 10 weeks away from acquiring weapons-grade materials necessary for a nuclear weapon,” Gantz told ambassadors from countries on the UN Security Council during a briefing at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on Wednesday. “Now is the time for deeds – words are not enough,” he added. “It is time for diplomatic, economic and even military deeds.” In 2015,...

    07/28/2021 1:42:28 PM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    Powerline ^ | 07/28/2021 | Steven Hayward
    Of all of the endless follies of California these days—I know, it’s hard to enumerate all of them let alone put them in rank order—closing our last nuclear power plant at Diablo Canyon ranks perhaps at the top of the list. It provides more than 10 percent of California’s electricity, and can run 24/7, unlike wind and solar power. As one of the last nuclear power plants built and brought online in the 1980s, it easily has another 40 years of potential service left in it, if not more. The perverse energy policy of California, which excludes nuclear along with...
  • Why the U.S. once set off a nuclear bomb in space

    07/16/2021 9:10:59 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 40 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 15 July | BRIAN GUTIERREZ
    Spectators were also holding “watch-the-bomb parties” in Hawaii, as the countdown was broadcast over shortwave radio. Photographers aimed their lenses toward the horizon and debated the best camera settings for capturing a thermonuclear explosion in outer space. It turned out that the blast—a 1.4 megaton bomb, 500 times as powerful as the one that fell on Hiroshima—was not subtle. “When that nuclear weapon went off, the whole sky lit up in every direction. It looked like noon,” “It looked as though the heavens had belched forth a new sun that flared briefly, but long enough to set the sky on...
  • Biden to gun owners: If you want to take on the U.S. government, you'd better have F-15s and nukes

    06/23/2021 6:01:19 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 98 replies
    HotAir ^ | June 23, 2021 | AllahPundit
    “This isn’t the first time Biden’s warned the gov’t would use every weapon in its arsenal against Americans,” quipped Tom Elliott, remembering how Biden said something like this at a rally early last year. Maybe the Second Amendment should be extended to include F-15s. Seriously, though, this dumb gun-control talking point is deathless even though it’s never been clearer how untrue it is. There are many lessons to be learned from America’s adventure in Afghanistan but an easy one is that a crudely equipped force using guerrilla tactics is fully capable of prevailing over one with superior firepower. That lesson...
  • A Company Is Producing Thousands of Cheap, Floating Nuclear Reactors

    06/21/2021 10:10:47 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 48 replies
    Interesting Engineering ^ | 15 June 2021 | Brad Bergan
    While wind turbine and solar power platforms are beginning to take to the sea, another, more established form of power might also avoid hiking real estate costs. A Copenhagen-based startup just raised funding to the sum of eight figures in Euros to begin construction of a new kind of cheap, flexible, portable, and unyieldingly safe nuclear reactor, according to a press release shared by the company, Seaborg Technologies. ...Called Compact Molten Salt Reactors, the new reactors are roughly the size of a shipping container,
  • GE Steam Power unveils 'largest last-stage blade ever made'

    03/16/2021 3:53:42 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 28 replies
    world-nuclear-news ^ | 15 Mar 2021
    GE Steam Power announced today that it has designed and manufactured the largest-ever (75-inch) last-stage blade for its Arabelle low-pressure rotor. The blade will enable the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, England to produce 3.2 GWe of CO2 free power, GE said. Once completed, this Arabelle steam turbine will be the most powerful nuclear steam turbine in operation. It was tested at GE's factory in Belfort, France. "Hinkley Point C is key to the UK’s energy strategy to reduce the power industry emissions," said Frédéric Wiscart, senior executive of projects at GE Steam Power. "Once...
  • Gaetz Drops NUKE On Dems As They Scream Bloody Murder At Him On Floor

    01/16/2021 11:23:11 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 65 replies
    Diensh D'Souza channel ^ | 13/1/21 | Gaetz
    "Trump lit the fire?" The Dems literally lit fires all summer.
  • 100 Soviet-Era "Backpack" Sized Nuclear Weapons Could Be Missing

    07/28/2020 7:02:27 PM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 61 replies
    ere's What You Need to Remember: A “suitcase nuke” is essentially a nuclear device so small, it could be transported in a backpack or in a person’s luggage. Tactical nuclear weapons — compacts, small-yield atomic bombs that are not necessarily designed to be rained down on cities from bomber aircraft, nor delivered via Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles, but could be an artillery shell, a nuclear torpedo, landmine, or other small and easily transportable devices. One of these tactical nuclear devices is the so-called “backpack” or “suitcase nuke” — essentially a nuclear device so small, it could be transported in a backpack...
  • Minneapolis city councilman and son of Minnesota attorney general declares support for antifa

    05/31/2020 2:23:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 61 replies
    Washington Exmainer ^ | May 31, 2020 | Mica Soellner
    Jeremiah Ellison, a Minneapolis city council member and the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, expressed support for antifa after President Trump threatened to designate the group as a terrorist organization. "I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA," Ellison tweeted on Sunday. "Unless someone can prove to me ANTIFA is behind the burning of black and immigrant owned businesses in my ward, I’ll keep focusing on stopping the white power terrorist THE ARE ACTUALLY ATTACKING US!"
  • Pentagon's new contracts could mean creation of mobile nuclear reactors

    03/10/2020 7:41:44 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    Denfense News ^ | Mar 2020 | Shelby Brown
    The Pentagon on Monday issued three contracts to start design work on mobile, small nuclear reactors, as part of a two-step plan towards achieving nuclear power for American forces at home and abroad. The combined $39.7 million in contracts are from “Project Pele,” a project run through the Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), located within the department’s research and engineering side. The prototype is looking at a 1-5 megawatt (MWe) power range. The Department of Energy has been supporting the project at its Idaho National Laboratory. A second effort is being run through the office of the undersecretary of acquisition and...