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Iran says it will boost uranium enrichment in its latest breach of nuclear agreement Trump trashed

In a sign of growing tension between the United States and Iran, kicked off by Donald Trump in May 2018 when he withdrew from the multilateral 2015 agreement designed to curb Tehran’s nuclear development, Iranian officials announced Saturday that they plan to begin enriching uranium to 20% at the nation’s underground Fordo plant. The agreement set 3.67% as the upper limit of […]

January 3rd

Ohio nuclear power plant legislation assailed by safe energy and environmental groups

Dirty, dangerous, and expensive, Ohio’s nuclear energy bailout bill, HB 104, contains not only statewide, but also regional and national risks. By Beyond Nuclear On November 29, 2020, 56 local, regional and national environmental, public health and safe energy organizations blasted proposed House Bill 104, the “Advanced Nuclear Technology Helping Energize Mankind Act” (“ANTHEM Act”) pending in […]

December 1st

Biden’s plans to return to nuclear deal with Tehran could be nixed by assassination of scientist

In an August interview, Jake Sullivan—deputy chief of staff and director of policy planning for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and an aide to then-Vice President Joe Biden who is now Biden’s pick for his national security adviser—hinted that rejoining the Iran Nuclear Agreement would be a priority for the new administration’s first 100 days in office. The assassination Friday of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a leading Iranian nuclear […]

December 1st

Nuclear energy vs renewables – Why decarbonisation may be the wrong goal for energy

Electricity generated by nuclear power plants, wind turbines and solar panels results in negligible greenhouse gas emissions, even when their manufacture, construction and maintenance is taken into account. To the casual observer, nuclear power and renewables might appear to be equally desirable in the effort to decarbonise energy systems. But in fact, there are major […]

November 17th

‘I still cannot get over it’: 75 years after Japan atomic bombs, a nuclear weapons ban treaty is finally realised

The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will finally come into force after the 50th country (Honduras) ratified it over the weekend. The treaty will make the development, testing, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons illegal for those countries that have signed it. By Gwyn McClelland, University of New England The Conversation This […]

October 26th

Why is the Trump admin lobbying our allies to scrap the brand new Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty?

Disarmament advocates and nuclear experts responded with alarm Wednesday to reporting that the Trump administration is urging countries that support a United Nations treaty to ban nuclear weapons to ditch the pact before it reaches the 50 ratifications necessary to enter into force. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams Since 2017, 47 countries have ratified the treaty. The Associated […]

October 23rd

Does Trump REALLY want to pull 4000+ nuclear warheads out of storage?

For the purposes of boasting on the campaign trail, Donald Trump would love to have an agreement with Russia to extend the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) for a year (maybe two) while a comprehensive replacement treaty is negotiated with the Russians and China is arm-twisted into signing it as well. The decade-old treaty limits the type and […]

October 1st

Atomic bomb survivors speak out against nuclear power

As the world marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th, some of the individuals who survived the horror of nuclear detonation are speaking out against the continued proliferation of nuclear energy. By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams With strong backing from President Shinzo Abe, Japan is restarted […]

August 6th

Hiroshima and the new nuclear arms race — no winners

75 years ago today the United States dropped the first atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, Japan. This nuclear weapon resulted in the deaths of an estimated 140,000 individuals. Three days later on August 9, a similar attack was carried out on the city of Nagasaki, Japan killing an additional 80,000 people. These events […]

August 6th