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  • Tons of uranium missing from Libyan site, IAEA tells member states

    03/15/2023 3:49:58 PM PDT · by algore · 35 replies
    VIENNA, March 15 (Reuters) - U.N. nuclear watchdog inspectors have found that roughly 2.5 tons of natural uranium have gone missing from a Libyan site that is not under government control, the watchdog told member states in a statement on Wednesday seen by Reuters. The finding is the result of an inspection originally planned for last year that "had to be postponed because of the security situation in the region" and was finally carried out on Tuesday, according to the confidential statement by International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi. IAEA inspectors "found that 10 drums containing approximately 2.5 tons...
  • Officials: No injuries, release of radioactivity after uranium fire at Y-12 in Oak Ridge

    02/22/2023 11:11:16 AM PST · by FroedrickVonFreepenstein · 66 replies
    WATE 6 News ^ | Feb 22, 2023 | Gregory Raucoules
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Officials with Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge said there were no injuries nor any indication of a release of radioactivity after a fire involving uranium occurred early Wednesday. According to a release from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, the fire occurred at 9:14 a.m. Steven Wyatt with NNSA said that there was a hood fire in Building 9212, a uranium procession facility. The building and some nearby areas were evacuated. Tony Boser, a technical adviser, said that the fire was in a processing area and it was contained to that...
  • Strange life forms create an “alien” ecosystem in an abandoned uranium mine

    02/07/2023 8:13:46 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Big Think ^ | 02/03/2023 | Ross Pomeroy
    In the 1960s, one pocket of uranium hidden within the mountains was transformed into a productive mine, and the massive element used as fuel for nuclear fission was extracted to the tune of more than 1,000 tonnes per year. But by 1990, the Königstein mine‘s production had fallen off, and much of the mine was flooded... Then strange life forms started to move in, prompting the mine’s keepers to call in scientists... In the damp, dark, acidic, uranium-filled environment, biofilms composed of microbes had taken over. Orange acidic “streamers” looking like long, thin worms lazily swayed in the liquid drainage...
  • British police arrest man on terrorism charges after uranium is found in package at London airport

    01/16/2023 8:14:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 16, 2023 | Paul Best, Fox News
    Police in the United Kingdom arrested a man on terrorism charges Saturday after trace amounts of uranium were discovered in a cargo package at Heathrow Airport in London two weeks ago. The suspect, a man in his 60s whose identity has not been released, was arrested at a home in northwestern England. He was booked at a police station and released on bail today. ... “I want to be clear that despite making this arrest, and based on what we currently know, this incident still does not appear to be linked to any direct threat to the public.” The UK’s...
  • Potentially Lethal Shipment of Uranium Seized at Heathrow Airport: Report

    01/10/2023 5:18:31 PM PST · by jerod · 24 replies
    The Sun (via The Daily Beast) ^ | Jan. 10, 2023 6:20PM ET | Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling
    Counter-terrorism authorities are investigating after a bulk shipment of unregistered—and potentially lethal—nuclear material was ferried off of an airplane at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4 on Dec. 29. The cargo, which originated in Pakistan and was smuggled into London from Oman aboard the hold of a passenger flight, was intended for Iranian nationals in the U.K., according to The Sun. “The race is on to trace everyone involved,” said an unidentified Heathrow source who spoke with the newspaper. “Security bosses are treating this with the seriousness it deserves. Protocol was not followed and this is now an anti-terror operation. There are...
  • George Webb - says Former FBI Agent of FBI Dep Dir-- A "cancer" Inside the FBI

    08/31/2017 12:12:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 49 replies ^ | Aug 21, 2017 | George Webb
  • How a conspiracy theory closed part of a major US seaport

    06/19/2017 1:28:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 16 June 2017 | Donie O'Sullivan  
    The theory: a cargo ship with a "dirty bomb" was just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. The notion came to life during a live YouTube broadcast Wednesday evening. During the broadcast, conspiracy theorist George Webb initially claimed a "source" had told him that there was "a dirty bomb planned for a major city." Based on the information from the "source," Webb said he believed Memphis might be the target. The Coast Guard said in a further statement provided to CNN that the source of the threat had been detained by authorities for further questioning. The statement did not mention Webb's...
  • Feds investigate possible dirty bomb in Charleston

    06/14/2017 10:02:33 PM PDT · by Texas Colonel · 184 replies ^ | 14 June 2017 | Texas Colonel
    MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Coast Guard say federal and state authorities are continuing to investigate a potential threat which was reported at the Wando Terminal Wednesday night. Coast Guard officials say the FBI is investigating a report of a "dirty bomb" aboard a vessel.
  • Report: Joe Biden Tells Yair Lapid Iran Nuke Deal Is ‘Off the Table’

    09/07/2022 6:35:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/07/2022 | DEBORAH BRAND
    A renewed nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is “off the table” for the foreseeable future, President Joe Biden told Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid, according to a report in Hebrew media. Biden and other administration officials conveyed the message in a series of recent conversations with the Israeli premier, Zman Yisrael said. If the nuclear deal is not signed, it would be viewed as the crowning achievement of Lapid’s short term as prime minister, as Israel gears up for its fifth round of elections in just over three years this November. According to the report, the latest draft,...
  • Russian Hacking and Collusion: Put the Cards on the Table

    05/14/2017 10:37:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American ^ | May 14, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    The notion that Russia interfered in the election to help Donald Trump was a John Brennan/James Clapper confection created in an unorthodox way, and defied logic, given that Hillary and her associates had far closer connections to Russia than Trump or his associates did. John Merline writes at Investor's Business Daily: THE CLINTON FAMILY BUSINESS [snip] Bill Clinton received half a million dollars in 2010 for a speech he gave in Moscow, paid by a Russian firm, Renaissance Capital, that has ties to Russian intelligence. The Clinton Foundation took money from Russian officials and oligarchs, including Victor Kekselberg, a Putin...
  • Feds raid Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg’s NYC apartment, Hamptons mansion (9/1/2022)

    09/05/2022 11:49:40 AM PDT · by bitt · 49 replies
    nypost ^ | 9/1/2022 | Ben Feuerherd
    The Manhattan apartment and Southampton mansion of a Russian oligarch with close ties to President Vladimir Putin were raided by federal agents on Thursday, according to the FBI and a report. An FBI spokesperson confirmed agents “conducted law enforcement activity” at the Upper East Side high-rise and Long Island estate linked to billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, but declined to comment further. FBI officials and Homeland Security Investigation agents were seen carrying boxes out of Vekselberg’s 515 Park Ave. apartment building and his Southampton mansion at 19 Duck Pond Lane, according to NBC New York, which first reported the searches. The US...
  • Argentina VP Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s would-be killer had 100 bullets in home

    09/02/2022 9:52:33 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 2, 2022 | Emily Crane
    The would-be assassin who allegedly pulled a gun on Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner had 100 bullets stashed in his home when police raided it in the wake of the shock attack. Fernando Andres Sabag Montiel, a 35-year-old Brazilian, was taken into custody after he was caught on camera pointing the loaded gun in Fernandez de Kirchner’s face outside her Buenos Aires home Thursday night.
  • Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal (Did the FBI Raid Clinton's Home?)

    08/12/2022 11:27:11 AM PDT · by OneVike · 11 replies
    NY Times via Way Back Machine ^ | 4/23/2015 | Jo Becker and Mike McIntire
    Let us take a trip back to 2015, a time when when neither the FBI nor the CIA seemed to have any interest in what former Presidents, or current Secretary of State were doing. Even if it was of national security interest of Nuclear programs. I'm still waiting for a judge to sign off ion a warrant to raid Bill and Hilary Clinton's estate.As a disclaimer, is not on the list of sites that require excerpts. Everything you find is fair game. So here is the full article, and all links take you to another archived wayback file, none...
  • BREAKING: Steele Dossier Reportedly Began As Early As 2007!

    05/18/2019 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 83 replies
    en Volve ^ | 5/18/2019 | Doyle Alexander
    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” this week to discuss the origins of the Steele dossier. He said it should really be called the “Simpson” dossier. Although Christopher Steele likely contributed “stories” to the dossier, and his years of experience in British intelligence lent credence to the document, Nunes believes that Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson may actually have written the majority of it. In his book “Spygate,” journalist Dan Bongino makes the same case. He points out the striking similarities between articles Simpson and his wife, Mary Jacoby wrote for the Wall Street Journal in 2007...
  • There’s too much gold in the universe. No one knows where it came from

    10/01/2020 9:43:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    Live Science ^ | 01 October 2020 | Rafi Letzter
    Gold is an element, which means you can't make it through ordinary chemical reactions — though alchemists tried for centuries. To make the sparkly metal, you have to bind 79 protons and 118 neutrons together to form a single atomic nucleus. That's an intense nuclear fusion reaction. But such intense fusion doesn't happen frequently enough, at least not nearby, to make the giant trove of gold we find on Earth and elsewhere in the solar system. And a new study has found the most commonly-theorized origin of gold — collisions between neutron stars — can't explain gold's abundance either. So...
  • The True Origins of Gold in Our Universe May Have Just Changed, Again

    09/16/2020 2:19:00 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 70 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 15 Sep, 2020 | MICHELLE STARR
    When humanity finally detected the collision between two neutron stars in 2017, we confirmed a long-held theory - in the energetic fires of these incredible explosions, elements heavier than iron are forged. And so, we thought we had an answer to the question of how these elements - including gold - propagated throughout the Universe. But a new analysis has revealed a problem. According to new galactic chemical evolution models, neutron star collisions don't even come close to producing the abundances of heavy elements found in the Milky Way galaxy today. "Neutron star mergers did not produce enough heavy elements...
  • Khamenei adviser says Tehran 'capable of building nuclear bomb'

    07/17/2022 8:22:34 AM PDT · by plain talk · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 17, 2022 | Reuters & Jerusalem Post staff
    Tehran is technically capable of making a nuclear bomb but has yet to decide whether to build it, a senior adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei told Al Jazeera's Arabic service on Sunday. Tehran will also directly respond against Israel should its security be targeted, the report says citing the advisor. "In a few days we were able to enrich uranium up to 60% and we can easily produce 90% enriched uranium ... Iran has the technical means to produce a nuclear bomb but there has been no decision by Iran to build one," Kamal Kharrazi said.
  • Iran orders US to pay compensation for slain nuke scientists

    06/24/2022 3:47:30 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 22 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Friday, June 24, 2022 | Associated Press
    Tehran -- A court in Iran on Thursday ordered the United States government to pay over $4 billion to the families of Iranian nuclear scientists who have been killed in targeted attacks in recent years, state-run media reported. The largely symbolic ruling underscores the escalating tensions between Iran and the West over Tehran's rapidly advancing nuclear programme, with negotiations to restore the tattered atomic accord at a standstill. Although Tehran has blamed Israel in the past for slayings targeting Iranian nuclear scientists since a decade ago, Iran did not directly accuse its arch-foe Israel in its announcement. Iran has not...
  • Islamic terrorists linked with the dreaded terrorist group Al-Qaeda kill 132 civilians over the weekend in Mali

    06/22/2022 4:54:15 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Opindia ^ | June 21, 2022 | Opindia Staff
    The government of the Republic of Mali in West Africa confirmed that as many as 132 civilians have been killed in recent attacks by Islamic terrorists in the country (Source: CGTN) The government of the Republic of Mali in West Africa confirmed on Monday that as many as 132 civilians have been killed in recent attacks by Islamic terrorists in the country. According to authorities, the killings occurred when numerous villages in the Bankass area in Mali’s central Mopti region were attacked on Saturday and Sunday. The attacks were carried out by Islamic terrorists belonging to the Katiba Macina armed...
  • US, Iran in tense sea incident; Tehran preps new centrifuges

    06/22/2022 3:41:57 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | Associated Press
    Dubai -- A US Navy warship fired a warning flare to wave off an Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat coming straight at it during a tense encounter in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, officials said Tuesday. The incident on Monday involving the Guard and the Navy comes as tensions remain high over stalled negotiations over Iran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers and as Tehran enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels under decreasing international oversight. Meanwhile, the United Nations' nuclear watchdog said Iran now plans to enrich uranium through a second set of advanced centrifuges at its underground Fordo...