Posts Tagged: Nuclear

DARPA loses a hypersonic aircraft over the Pacific

Bloomberg reports: A Pentagon agency reported losing contact with an unmanned hypersonic aircraft over the Pacific Ocean less than an hour after launch today. The experimental Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2, or HTV-2, lifted off today in a Minotaur IV rocket made by Orbital Sciences Corp. at 7:45 a.m. local time from Vandenberg Air Force… Read more »

Nuclear Radiation Workshop: Demystifying the Science & Uncovering the Lies

Nuclear Radiation Workshop Demystifying the Science & Uncovering the Lies *Alpha * Beta * Gamma Radiation* *Rads * Rems * Sieverts * Becquerel * *Cesium-137 * Iodine-131 * Strontium-90* *Depleted Uranium * Plutonium* *Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation* *Exposure vs Dose*  Risk Models* *Latent and Long Term Effects* *Atomic Physics * Nuclear Fuel Cycle* *Nuclear… Read more »

Secret memo reveals how vulnerable nuclear subs are to Fukushima-style meltdown

With the world watching the Japanese nuclear catastrophe spiral out of control, the UK Ministry of Defense (MOD) inadvertently released secret information about the vulnerabilities of British and US nuclear submarines according to news reports.  The Daily Star reports: A classified government report into the subs’ ­vulnerabilities has been published online with key parts blacked… Read more »

“When nuclear reactors blow, the first thing that melts down is the truth”; What They’re Covering Up at Fukushima

Yesterday the EPA reported its first detection in Hawai’i of radiation from the Japanese nuclear meltdown: “The isotope was “far below any level of concern for human health,” the EPA said.” As the New York Times reported that Japanese authorities have issued a warning not to drink tap water in Tokyo due to contamination by… Read more »

As Japan’s nuclear crisis goes critical, we are all downwind

In the wake of the terrible earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan, a new threat rises from the rubble with the partial meltdowns of radioactive cores in two nuclear reactors that were damaged by the earthquake and tsunami. News reports paint a picture of a crisis rapidly spinning out of control.  The New York Times… Read more »

Uranium travels nerves from nose to brain

Two articles in Environmental Health News review technical reports on new discoveries about the effects of depleted uranium on the body.  In “Uranium travels nerves from nose to brain”, the author writes: Radioactive uranium that is inhaled by soldiers on the battlefield and by workers in factories may bypass the brain’s protective barrier by following… Read more »

A win for Micronesians in Hawai’i

As reported in the Honolulu Star Advertiser, Micronesian islanders in Hawai’i who are part of the group of Compact of Free Association (COFA) nations won a court victory to restore health insurance benefits several days ago: A federal judge ordered the state yesterday to restore lifesaving health benefits to low-income legal migrants from Micronesia, the… Read more »

Jury for Tacoma Trident Peace Activists Still Out

Published on Saturday, December 11, 2010 by Jury for Tacoma Trident Peace Activists Still Out by Bill Quigley The federal criminal trial of five veteran peace activists facing several charges was recessed until Monday after their jury announced late Friday they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on one of the counts. The… Read more »

Court Denies Hawaii’s Request for Dismissal of Suit against Basic Health Hawaii

As Yokwe Online reports, U.S. District Court Judge Seabright denied the State of Hawai’i motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by Hawai’i residents from the Compact of Free Association (COFA) countries of Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau.   The State of Hawai’i cut off health insurance for… Read more »

“Words of War, Lessons of Peace: A Multigenerational Symposium for Peacemaking”

From the AP: The University of Hawaii is set to hold a symposium on war and peace during the 1940s. “Words of War, Lessons of Peace: A Multigenerational Symposium for Peacemaking” will feature the personal experiences and recollections of civilians impacted by World War II. Among those scheduled to speak are Izumi Hirano, who survived… Read more »