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Israeli intelligence minister: Iran plans 30 nuclear bombs a year

In the backdrop of an Iranian election that features nuclear hard lines from all 8 candidates, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz asserts that Iran is determined to establish the ability to create 30 nuclear bombs a year.

The Mother Of All Bombs (MOAB) is ready to be deployed

Designed to be able to penetrate and destroy underground nuclear facilities in Iran and/or North Korea, the latest US massive ordinance penetrator (MOP) is nicknamed the 'Mother of All Bombs'. Twenty of these non-nuclear weapons are ready to be deployed.

Security company finds evidence Stuxnet dates back to 2005

Researchers at Symantec have found an earlier version of the Stuxnet computer worm that dates back to 2005, not 2009 as previously thought.

Reported explosion at Iranian nuclear site, covert roadside bomb

Two significant and unconfirmed reports of sabotage against Iran have circulated across the Internet, and the Israeli media is now beginning to investigate.

82-year-old nun shuts down US nuclear storage facility

Oak Ridge - A group of protesters, aged 57, 63 and 82 years, broke into the U.S. government's only facility for enriching and storing weapons-grade uranium in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The facility was shut down, after it failed to keep out the three trespassers.

Greenpeace again exposes vulnerability of French nuclear sites

Lyon - A Greenpeace protestor paraglides over a French nuclear power station in Ain department in eastern France and 'attacks' it with a smoke bomb.

Rick Santorum: 'I will bomb Iran's nuclear facilities'

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that if the Iranians refuse to open up their nuclear facilities for inspection he would bomb them.

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear area off-limits for ‘several decades’

Tokyo - Areas close to Japan’s Fukushima Dai Ichi nuclear facility are likely to remain off-limits for “several decades” due to high levels of radioactive contamination, even if the government lifts the 20-kilometer no-go zone currently in place.

Fukushima’s nuclear meltdown puts forest industry near collapse

Tokyo - High levels of radiation, planned evacuations and no-entry zones as a result of the meltdown at Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear facility have combined to place the prefecture’s forest industry in danger of collapse.

Germany implements ‘historic’ nuclear energy phaseout by 2022

Berlin - In the wake of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown, the German government has reversed its energy policy and will gradually wean itself from its nuclear energy program, shutting down its reactors by 2022.

Daiichi radioactive water levels see sharp rise, storm approaches

Tokyo - Conditions at Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear facility are deteriorating, with a sudden rise in the contaminated water level in tunnels at No.1 reactor, a halt to the cooling system at No.5 reactor, and fear of radiation spreading by an approaching storm.

Japan coast marine radioactive contamination 'worse than thought'

Tokyo - New data shows the melted-down and still-leaking Daiichi nuclear plant near Fukushima is causing radioactive contamination in seaweed 50 times above safe limits, contamination has spread over a large area and is not dispersing as officials have asserted.

High radiation beyond Japan exclusion zone, 70,000 urged to leave

Tokyo - A French nuclear watchdog group is urging 70,000 people, including almost 10,000 children, in an area beyond the 20-kilometer exclusion zone northwest of Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear plant, to evacuate because of dangerous levels of radiation.

Russia says Iran nuclear facility fully operational within weeks

Tehran - Iran’s much-delayed Bushehr nuclear power facility has begun low-level operations for testing and Russia claims the plant is on the “threshold” of being fully operational within weeks, achieving a major milestone in overcoming western propaganda.

Thousands demonstrate in Tokyo streets against nuclear energy

Tokyo - A day after Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan called for suspension of operations at the Hamaoka nuclear facility southwest of Tokyo, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Tokyo demanding the country take a new path away from nuclear energy.

Japan Prime Minister orders shutdown of Hamaoka nuclear plant

Tokyo - Eight weeks after the deadly 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan caused a meltdown at the Daiichi nuclear plant, Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday ordered a shutdown of the Hamaoka nuclear plant due to its location near a risky tectonic faultline.

Daiichi nuclear plant may have been breached

Tokyo - The Japanese government announced on Friday there is a suspected breach at the Daiichi nuclear facility near Fukushima, with radioactive contamination now feared to be more serious than previously reported.

Japanese officials say reactors likely in process of melting

Tokyo - Waiting to announce the inevitable after two hydrogen explosions at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear facility destroyed containment buildings, authorities now say it is "highly likely" the nuclear cores at reactors 1, 2, and 3 have begun to melt.

Hamas Capable of Hitting Dimona

As per the latest reports the Hamas is prepared to hit the Dimona, Israel's nuclear base. While Israel continues pounding Gaza strip the Hamas acquires rockets that can reportedly hit the unclear station base of Dimona.
 

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