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Atomic Reporters Curbs “Egregious” Coverage of Nuclear Perils

Recent U.S. "modernization" of nuclear arsenal "will probably mean that nuclear weapons will be with us for another 100 years," says Peter Rickwood of Atomic Reporters, "and trigger a response by Russia and China to build-up their weapons programs."

Yes, the Cold War ended long ago, but we still live in a nuclear-armed world, in which the possibility of nuclear war, terrorism and accidents is all too real. That is why my school, Stevens Institute of Technology, hosted a “Workshop on Nuclear Education” last year, organized by Edward Friedman and Julie Pullen of Stevens [...]

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Obama’s nuclear policy takes one step forward and two steps back

In 1983, a Columbia University undergraduate named Barack Obama wrote an article, “Breaking the War Mentality,” for the school publication Sundial. Obama expressed the hope that someday humanity would abolish nuclear weapons and create a “nuclear free world.” Obama never abandoned that dream. The Nobel Foundation awarded him its Peace Prize last December in large [...]

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Observations

New Mexico Wildfire Remains a Threat to Los Alamos National Laboratory

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The uncontrolled 60,000-acre Las Conchas Fire in New Mexico, which began June 26, is raging near Los Alamos National Laboratory, but the lab says that its nuclear materials are protected. Los Alamos was the birthplace of the atomic bombs that the U.S. developed during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project and dropped [...]

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No new nukes: Obama’s nuclear posture points to caution

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The U.S. will cut its nuclear weapons stockpile, use such weapons only as a deterrent, and pump more money into the infrastructure to create and sustain such weapons, according to the new nuclear weapons policy released today by the Obama administration. "Preventing nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism is now at the top of America’s nuclear [...]

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