Monthly Archives: April 2018

America’s plutonium: bury it, dilute and dispose or use it to produce MOX fuel?

o A Moseley reader draws attention to this Reuters special report by Scot J. Paltrow, summarised here with added material. The United States has a vast amount of plutonium and, under the 2000 Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement, agreed to … Continue reading

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Nuclear news: 2017 European cloud of radioactive pollution, bushfire threatening reactor, Dr Paul Dorfman

Lefteris Karagiannopoulos writing from Oslo for Reuters, reports that international experts have not been able to find what caused a cloud of radioactive pollution that spread over Europe last year and prompted fears of a nuclear leak, Swedish authorities said … Continue reading

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March visitors

People from six countries visited the site in March. There were twice as many American visitors than from UK, the next on the list TOP POST Invitation from the Iona Community: February 17th: TRIDENT – WISE? Posted on January 25, 2018 … Continue reading

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Use of nuclear weapons: seeking clarity on United States’ position

Recently, Elizabeth Way, a member of WMCND referred to Donald Trump’s statement that he would stand by ‘no first use’ of nuclear weapons. Other listeners were not so sure. But In November, the Los Angeles Times editorial board, after expressing alarm … Continue reading

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Protests as highly enriched uranium is flown to America and Australia

o The Scottish Express reports that four US Air Force flights carrying highly enriched uranium bound for South Carolina have taken off from Wick John O’Groats Airport, in Caithness, at weekends as the base is closed to civilian aircrafts on … Continue reading

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Bruce Kent emphasises: “The 1968 NPT obliges us to work for the elimination of nuclear weapons “in good faith”

o In the Guardian, Bruce Kent, Vice-president CND, asks if Owen Jones (Corbyn has to lead on nuclear weapons, 29 March) really means that Labour Party policy can’t be changed. He continues: The only argument for Trident, and any successor, … Continue reading

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