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Re: Nuclear Insecurity Today
« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2019, 07:13:00 pm »


By Rick Wayman|June 3, 2019

Ohio Middle School Closed Indefinitely After Enriched Uranium ☠️ Found Inside

An Ohio middle school has closed for the remainder of the academic year after tests discovered traces of enriched uranium and neptunium-237 inside. While the source has not yet been identified, some locals have been quick to blame the nearby Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, which previously produced enriched uranium, including weapons-grade uranium, for the U.S. government until 2001. Nearby homes and bodies of water have also tested positive for both enriched uranium and neptunium.

Anne White, Assistant Secretary for the Department of Energy's Environmental Management division, which is in charge of cleaning up the Portsmouth site, resigned due to the scandal.

David Brennan, “Ohio School Closed After Enriched Uranium Discovered Inside,” Newsweek, May 14, 2019.

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Re: Nuclear Insecurity Today
« Reply #61 on: August 24, 2019, 08:06:17 pm »
        



Russia’s New Floating Nuclear Power Plant ☠️ Sets Sail for the Arctic

By Reuters on Aug 23, 2019 12:35 pm

floating nuclear power plant Akademik LomonosovMURMANSK, Russia, Aug 23 (Reuters) –


MURMANSK, Russia, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant set sail on Friday from the Arctic port of Murmansk to provide power to one of the country’s most remote regions, sparking environmental concerns.

Developed by the Russian state nuclear company Rosatom, the plant, known as “Akademik Lomonosov,” set off on a 5,000 km (3,100 mile) journey through Arctic waters to reach the Chukotka region, which lies across the Bering Strait from Alaska.

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August 25, 2019

Jonathan Swan, Margaret Talev

Scoop: Trump 🦀 suggested nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting U.S.


SNIPPET:

President Trump has suggested multiple times to senior Homeland Security and national security officials that they explore using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes from hitting the United States, according to sources who have heard the president's private remarks and been briefed on a National Security Council memorandum that recorded those comments.

Behind the scenes: During one hurricane briefing at the White House, Trump said, "I got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them?" according to one source who was there. "They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they're moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can't we do that?" the source added, paraphrasing the president's remarks.

► Asked how the briefer reacted, the source recalled he said something to the effect of, "Sir, we'll look into that."

► Trump replied by asking incredulously how many hurricanes the U.S. could handle and reiterating his suggestion that the government intervene before they make landfall.

► The briefer "was knocked back on his heels," the source in the room added. "You could hear a gnat fart in that meeting. People were astonished. After the meeting ended, we thought, 'What the f---? What do we do with this?'"

Trump also raised the idea in another conversation with a senior administration official. A 2017 NSC memo describes that second conversation, in which Trump asked whether the administration should bomb hurricanes to stop them from hitting the homeland. A source briefed on the NSC memo said it does not contain the word "nuclear"; it just says the president talked about bombing hurricanes.

► The source added that this NSC memo captured "multiple topics, not just hurricanes. … It wasn't that somebody was so terrified of the bombing idea that they wrote it down. They just captured the president’s comments."

► The sources said that Trump's "bomb the hurricanes" idea — which he floated early in the first year and a bit of his presidency before John Bolton took over as national security adviser — went nowhere and never entered a formal policy process.

White House response: A senior administration official said, "We don't comment on private discussions that the president may or may not have had with his national security team."

►  A different senior administration official, who has been briefed on the president's hurricane bombing suggestion, defended Trump's idea and said it was no cause for alarm. "His goal — to keep a catastrophic hurricane from hitting the mainland — is not bad," the official said. "His objective is not bad."

► "What people near the president do is they say 'I love a president who asks questions like that, who’s willing to ask tough questions.' ... It takes strong people to respond to him in the right way when stuff like this comes up. For me, alarm bells weren't going off when I heard about it, but I did think somebody is going to use this to feed into 'the president is crazy' narrative."


The big picture: Trump didn't invent this idea. The notion that detonating a nuclear bomb over the eye of a hurricane could be used to counteract convection currents dates to the Eisenhower era, when it was floated by a government scientist.

► The idea keeps resurfacing in the public even though scientists agree it won't work. The myth has been so persistent that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. government agency that predicts changes in weather and the oceans, published an online fact sheet for the public under the heading "Tropical Cyclone Myths Page."

► The page states: "Apart from the fact that this might not even alter the storm, this approach neglects the problem that the released radioactive fallout ☠️ would fairly quickly move with the tradewinds to affect land areas and cause devastating environmental problems. Needless to say, this is not a good idea."

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What's 💣 Lurking Just off of Georgia’s Coast?
« Reply #63 on: September 09, 2019, 01:50:22 pm »
Tybee Island, Georgia

What's 💣 Lurking  Just off of Georgia’s Coast?

The Georgia coast boasts some wonderful places to relax, including 15 barrier islands of unparalleled beauty. But one of those islands -- Tybee -- might offer a little extra, though it's not something likely to draw tourists: Somewhere below the waters just off Tybee's shore lies an undetonated nuclear bomb 👀.

The 7,000-pound (3,175 kg) weapon was dropped in 1958 by an American bomber that collided with another aircraft. The bomber pilot feared what might happen as he attempted to land his injured plane, so he jettisoned the bomb into the sea. The Navy searched for months but could not turn up the nuclear device, which it maintains does not pose any danger as long as it's left alone. Not everyone is so sure, including those who worry that the weapon contains potentially harmful radioactive material. The U.S. military has responded by saying that readings were taken in the waters in 2004 and came back normal.

Bizarre plans and bomb blunders:

🚩 In 1958, the 🦍 United States considered dropping a nuclear bomb on the moon, ostensibly as a show of force to scare the Soviet Union; the plan ultimately was abandoned.

🚩 In 1961, an Air Force plane broke apart and accidentally dropped two hydrogen bombs over Goldsboro, North Carolina; one was recovered, and the other disintegrated.

🚩 The bikini got its name from Bikini Atoll, where nuclear bombs were first tested; the inventor believed the swimsuit should have a similar impact on buyers. ::)

https://www.wisegeek.com/whats-lurking-just-off-of-georgias-coast.htm

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