THE NEW FORTY The state of the homeland's security...
Billions have been spent on securing the homeland in the past decade. Apparently, the government forgot about securing one important facility in the homeland, which in my mind calls into question the ... Posted on 9/30/12 at 8:22 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Most serious Minnesota nuclear plant alert not all that serious
Minnesotas most serious nuclear power plant emergency apparently posed no threat to the public and, in the end, was not all that serious.
The Thursday Prairie Island power plant incident amounted t... Posted on 1/5/12 at 5:10 PM
The United States and China committed Saturday to a process aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons, with the Obama administration gaining at least the rhetorical support of the only government that can exert significant influence over the reclusive North.
The Pentagon said Wednesday it was deploying a missile defense shield to Guam to protect the U.S. and its allies in the region in response to increasingly hostile rhetoric from North Korea. The North renewed its threat to launch a nuclear attack on the United States.
New U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his South Korean counterpart have agreed to make sure North Korea is punished if it carries out its threat to conduct a nuclear test. Amid signs that such a test is coming, South Korea's president also speculated that Pyongyang may detonate multiple atomic devices simultaneously.
The United States is prepared to hold direct talks with Iran in the standoff over its nuclear ambitions, Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday — but he insisted that Tehran must show it is serious and Washington won't engage in such talks merely "for the exercise."
David Rising and Geir Moulson
, February 02, 2013
Federal regulators and safety officials at nuclear power plants along the Eastern Seaboard were keeping a watchful eye on wind and water levels, preparing to shut plants down should Hurricane Sandy send levels surging.
Xcel Energy Inc. has shut down two of Minnesota's three nuclear reactors.
The Monticello plant had been operating at 10-percent power since the weekend, and operators shut down Prairie Island's Unit 1 plant Tuesday.
The excavation at North Korea's northeast Punggye-ri site, where nuclear tests were conducted in 2006 and 2009, is in its final stages, according to a report by intelligence officials that was shared Monday with The Associated Press.
President Barack Obama said Friday he was plowing ahead with potential sanctions against countries that keep buying oil from Iran, including allies of the United States, in a deepening campaign to starve Iran of money for its disputed nuclear program.
Nearly 60 world leaders who gathered today in Seoul for a nuclear security summit agreed to work on securing and accounting for all nuclear material by 2014. But widespread fear lingers about the safety of nuclear material in countries including former Soviet states, Pakistan, North Korea, Iran and India.
Christopher Bodeen and Foster Klug
, March 27, 2012
Six world powers found common ground today on how harshly to criticize Iran, but only after marathon negotiations reflecting the difficulties of presenting a united front at upcoming nuclear talks with Tehran.
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