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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Nuclear Agency Demanding Iranian Missile Blueprints

Nuclear Agency Demanding Iranian Missile Blueprints

by Gareth Porter / September 19th, 2009 (0)

VIENNA (IPS) — Iran stopped meeting with the International Atomic Energy Agency last year over Western allegations of covert Iranian nuclear weapons work because the nuclear agency was demanding access to the designs for its Shahab-3 missile and other secret military data, according to both Iranian and IAEA officials.

The United States and other Western states have cited Iran’s refusal to cooperate with the IAEA on resolving issues related to intelligence documents on a purported covert nuclear weapons programme as further evidence of its guilt.

“They’ve been asking for Shahab-3 drawings for about a year,” Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations in …
(Full article …)
http://dissidentvoice.org/2009/09/nuclear-agency-demanding-iranian-missile-blueprints/

Israel Vows Not to Join Non-Proliferation Treaty

Israel Vows Not to Join Non-Proliferation Treaty

http://news.antiwar.com/2009/09/18/israel-deplores-iaea-call-to-join-npt/

Friday, September 18, 2009

IAEA Members Call for Nuclear Weapon-Free Middle East -- Global Security Newswire

IAEA Members Call for Nuclear Weapon-Free Middle East -- Global Security Newswire
http://www.globalsecuritynewswire.org/gsn/nw_20090918_6637.php

More IAEA nations back non-nuclear Mideast in vote -- Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE58G6CH20090917

Nuclear conference criticizes Israeli nukes -- AP
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hnEz0m45RpoqPw1eSBA9sQLziV8QD9APP8BG0

Nuclear watchdog voices 'concern' at Israel -- AFP
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jDwMakaoF_bMvmjRoPqGBODh4sUg

IAEA conference criticizes Israeli nuclear program -- Washington TV
http://televisionwashington.com/floater_article1.aspx?lang=en&t=2&id=14136

U.N. Body Urges Israel To Allow Nuclear Inspections -- Reuters

Nuclear Weapons/Programs In The Middle East -- A News Roundup
Israel is widely considered to be the Middle East's sole if undeclared nuclear power.
Photo AFP

U.N. Body Urges Israel To Allow Nuclear Inspections -- Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/gc08/idUSTRE58H3QW20090918

IENNA (Reuters) - Arab states in the U.N. nuclear assembly on Friday won narrow approval of a resolution urging Israel to put all its atomic sites under U.N. inspection and join the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The Jewish state deplored the measure for singling it out while many of its Islamic neighbors remained hostile to its existence, and said it would not cooperate with it.

The non-binding resolution, which passed for the first time in 18 years of attempts thanks to more developing nation votes, voiced concern about "Israeli nuclear capabilities" and urged the International Atomic Energy Agency to tackle the issue.

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Official: Vietnam will expand plan to construct nuclear power plants

Official: Vietnam will expand plan to construct nuclear power plants
Vietnam is stepping up efforts to build nuclear power facilities within the next two decades as it seeks to decrease its dependence on petroleum, said Ta Van Huong, director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Energy Institute. The country originally intended to build two plants with a total capacity of 8,000 megawatts by the early 2020s, but Vietnam is now looking into developing more facilities through 2030. Vietnam News Agency
http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/showarticle.php?num=01IND170909

IAEA Members Agree on Call for Nuke-Free Mideast

IAEA Members Agree on Call for Nuke-Free Mideast

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleeast/news/article_1501813.php/IAEA-members-agree-on-call-for-Middle-East-free-of-nuclear-weapons

Panel: Electrical Grid Vulnerable to Terrorist Attack

Panel: Electrical Grid Vulnerable to Terrorist Attack

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2009-09-16-electrical-grid-attack_N.htm

IAEA gives ElBaradei honorary title

IAEA gives ElBaradei honorary title
Vienna (AFP) Sept 10, 2009 - The UN atomic watchdog voted Thursday to bestow an honorary title of Director General Emeritus on the agency's controversial chief, Mohamed ElBaradei, who steps down in November. The title was voted on the last day of a meeting of the 35-member board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The resolution is to be formally adopted at the IAEA's general conference next week. ... more
http://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/IAEA_gives_ElBaradei_honorary_title_999.html

UAE delays 41 bln dlr nuclear plants contract: report

UAE delays 41 bln dlr nuclear plants contract: report
Dubai (AFP) Sept 14, 2009 - The UAE has delayed awarding a 41 billion dollar contract to build nuclear power plants saying that the decision between the three rival bidders was too close to call, an Abu Dhabi daily said Monday. "What happened ultimately was some of the bids were so close in some areas, we decided to proceed with all three," a senior government official told The National. "It will mean a slightly longer ... more
http://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/UAE_delays_41_bln_dlr_nuclear_plants_contract_report_999.html

Pakistani court delays nuclear scientist's case

Pakistani court delays nuclear scientist's case
Lahore, Pakistan (AFP) Sept 15, 2009 - A Pakistani court on Tuesday delayed further hearing a plea from disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan for alleged security restrictions to be lifted, court officials said. The security arrangements were imposed on Khan after a five-year period of house arrest for operating a proliferation network was lifted in February. Khan's lawyer Ali Zafar said the hearing was delayed until ... more

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Pakistani_court_delays_nuclear_scientists_case_999.html

India, Mongolia sign uranium agreement

India, Mongolia sign uranium agreement
New Delhi (UPI) Sep 15, 2009 - India signed a civil nuclear energy agreement with uranium-rich Mongolia on Monday. The memorandum of understanding for "peaceful use of radioactive minerals and nuclear energy" was signed during Mongolian President Elbegdorj Tsakhia's state visit to India. According to a statement issued by the Mongolian presidency, Indian officials expressed a "willingness to cooperate in ... more

http://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/India_Mongolia_sign_uranium_agreement_999.html

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Spokeswoman: Feds will unveil panel to study nuclear-waste policy

Spokeswoman: Feds will unveil panel to study nuclear-waste policy
The Energy Department is set to introduce a blue-ribbon commission that will look into the management of civilian nuclear waste, spokeswoman Stephanie Mueller said. This comes months after Energy Secretary Steven Chu stated that he would create a committee to study options for nuclear-waste policy. The agency offered no explanation for the delay, but industry experts said one problem could be the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which oversees how such panels are nominated.
http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/stock-market-news-story.aspx?storyid=200909161911dowjonesdjonline000702&title=us-energy-deptnuclear-waste-panel-announcement-coming-soon

United States and South Africa Sign Agreement on Cooperation in Nuclear Energy Research and Development R&D Magazine

United States and South Africa Sign Agreement on Cooperation in Nuclear Energy Research and Development
R&D Magazine
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and South African Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters signed a bilateral Agreement on Cooperation in Research and Development of Nuclear Energy on September 14 in Vienna. This Agreement will facilitate cooperation in the areas of advanced nuclear energy systems and reactor technology.
Full Article

http://www.rdmag.com/News/Feeds/2009/09/energy-united-states-and-south-africa-sign-agreement-on-c/

Israel Says Mideast Not Ready for Nuclear Arms Ban Steve Weizman, Associated Press

Israel Says Mideast Not Ready for Nuclear Arms Ban
Steve Weizman, Associated Press
Israel's defense minister said in remarks published Thursday that the Middle East is too unruly for a region-wide nuclear arms ban, arguing that the Muslim world must first "behave like Western Europe."
Full Article
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gamEQIkjOS-FXZg9lq5CSWeMhK2wD9AP0LF00

IAEA's Poor Nations Split on Iran's Attack Ban Bid Mark Heinrich, Reuters

IAEA's Poor Nations Split on Iran's Attack Ban Bid
Mark Heinrich, Reuters
An Iranian attempt to ban attacks on nuclear sites suffered a setback on Wednesday when fellow developing nations declined as a bloc to endorse a draft resolution, diplomats said.
Full Article
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE58F41220090916

Thorium-Fuelled Exports Coming from India

Thorium-Fuelled Exports Coming from India
World Nuclear News
India has announced intentions to export power reactors to other nations and is developing an advanced design for that purpose.
Full Article
http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NP_Thorium_exports_coming_from_India_1709091.html

Nuclear-Missile Shield Peter Spiegel, The Wall Street Journal

Nuclear-Missile Shield
Peter Spiegel, The Wall Street Journal
ObamaThe White House is scrapping a Bush-era plan for an Eastern European missile-defense shield, saying a redesigned defensive system would be cheaper, quicker and more effective against the threat from Iranian missiles.

"After an extensive process, I have approved the unanimous recommendations of my secretary of defense and my joint chiefs of staff to strengthen America's defenses against ballistic-missile attack," President Barack Obama said in an announcement Thursday morning.
Full Article
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125317801774419047.html

* George Perkovich: Obama Made the Right Move
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/09/17/is_obama_really_handing_putin_a_victory

* Moscow Welcomes News on Missile Shield, Sees No Concessions in Return
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125318500172519199.html

* NATO Chief Hails Missile Defense "Positive Step"
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hDJHcYcmwFwKeOKgg_ICHBmDPBDAD9AP16O00

AP NewsBreak: Nuke agency says Iran can make bomb

AP NewsBreak: Nuke agency says Iran can make bomb

VIENNA (AP) - Experts at the world's top atomic watchdog are in agreement that Tehran has the ability to make a nuclear bomb and is on the way to developing a missile system able to carry an atomic warhead, according to a secret report seen by The Associated Press.

The document drafted by senior officials at the International Atomic Energy Agency is the clearest indication yet that the agency's leaders share Washington's views on Iran's weapon-making capabilities.

It appears to be the so-called "secret annex" on Iran's nuclear program that Washington says is being withheld by the IAEA's chief.

The document says Iran has "sufficient information" to build a bomb. It says Iran is likely to "overcome problems" on developing a delivery system.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9AP714G0&show_article=1

Intel Agencies Say No New Nuke Program in Iran

Intel Agencies Say No New Nuke Program in Iran

http://www.newsweek.com/id/215529

Secret updates to White House challenge European and Israeli assessments.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

More Threats From Israel On Iran's Nuclear ProgramI

More Threats From Israel On Iran's Nuclear ProgramI
Israel To Strike Iran If No Sanctions -Ex-Deputy Defense Min -- Wall Street journal

LONDON (Dow Jones)--Israel will attack Iran if the U.S. fails to impose effective new sanctions over its nuclear program, a former Israeli deputy defense minister said Tuesday.

In an interview with Dow Jones Newswires, Ephraim Sneh said "whether the U.S. take the decision to embark on crippling sanctions or Israel is in the corner and we are compelled to take an action."

Asked if this action could be sabotage, Sneh said "a military action" without elaborating.

Read more ....

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090916-707494.html

Nuclear-free zone impossible in anti-Israel Mideast’

Nuclear-free zone impossible in anti-Israel Mideast’
from War in Context by Paul Woodward
‘Nuclear-free zone impossible in anti-Israel Mideast’ By Yossi Melman and Zvi Bar’el, Haaretz, September 15, 2009 [Shaul Chorev, chairman of Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission, in an address to the International Atomic Energy Association in Vienna] stressed that in order for the Middle East to function as a nuclear-free zone, the Arab states in the region needed to [...]

http://warincontext.org/2009/09/16/nuclear-free-zone-impossible-in-anti-israel-mideast/

NRC proposes 40-year license for on-site nuclear-waste storage

NRC proposes 40-year license for on-site nuclear-waste storage
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to extend from 20 to 40 years the license period for nuclear facilities to store used fuel on-site. Plant operators keep used fuel at their facilities because the U.S. government has not fulfilled contracts to remove such material. Plans to construct a permanent national repository continue to meet setbacks. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has requested that a commission be formed to evaluate possible storage sites and explore reprocessing techniques. Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aQ2PmSlYZZVg

Iran says 'new framework of cooperation' agreed with IAEA

Iran says 'new framework of cooperation' agreed with IAEA
Vienna (AFP) Sept 15, 2009 - Iran has agreed new terms of cooperation with the UN atomic watchdog regarding the agency's investigation into Tehran's nuclear activities, a top Iranian official said here Tuesday. But the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, Ali Akbar Salehi, declined to say what the new cooperation would entail. A source close to the International Atomic Energy Agency told AFP that nothing ... more
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Iran_says_new_framework_of_cooperation_agreed_with_IAEA_999.html

Sanctions forcing NKorea to make peace overtures: SKorea

Sanctions forcing NKorea to make peace overtures: SKorea
Seoul (AFP) Sept 15, 2009 - North Korea is making peace overtures because sanctions are biting harder than expected but there are no signs it is willing to give up nuclear weapons, South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak said Tuesday. Lee said nations negotiating with the North must stay united to thwart its attempts to win tacit acceptance as a nuclear-armed nation. The president, in an interview with Yonhap news ... more

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Sanctions_forcing_NKorea_to_make_peace_overtures_SKorea_999.html

US to confront Iran over nuclear weapons claims

US to confront Iran over nuclear weapons claims
Washington (AFP) Sept 15, 2009 - The US will confront Iran with accusations it is developing nuclear weapons in crunch talks next month between Tehran and six world powers which are set to be held in Turkey, officials said Tuesday. The announcement that long-awaited talks will take place from October 1 was greeted as a welcome first step by United States officials but a White House spokesman made clear there will be no hold ... more
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/US_to_confront_Iran_over_nuclear_weapons_claims_999.html

Russia seeks Mideast arms sales boost

Russia seeks Mideast arms sales boost
Beirut, Lebanon (UPI) Sep 15, 2009 - Russia's defense industry is in the throes of a major sales drive in the Middle East as it seeks to bolster its dwindling fortunes. Saudi Arabia and Syria are the main targets, but swelling political tensions in the ever-volatile region, as well as a deep Arab distrust of Russian-built hardware that goes back to the Middle East's wars of the 1960s, could militate against Moscow's plans ... more

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Russia_seeks_Mideast_arms_sales_boost_999.html

VARIOUS RESOURCES

VARIOUS RESOURCES

U.S. military commanders "are responsible for the maintenance of the health of their commands to ensure mission accomplishment in the event of CBRN [chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear] attacks," a new Army Field Manual advises, while noting that "medical planners can expect, as a minimum, 10 to 20 percent casualties within a division-sized force that has experienced a nuclear strike." See "Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Health Service Support in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Environment" (pdf), U.S. Army Field Manual 4-02.7, July 2009. http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm4-02-7.pdf


Among those countries that are "known to possess" nuclear weapons, the new Field Manual lists Israel (at page I-4), although neither Israel nor the United States formally acknowledge such possession. This is the second time in ten months that a Pentagon publication has cited Israel as a nuclear weapons state, observed Amir Oren in Haaretz on September 13. A similar reference appeared in the 2008 Joint Operational Environment study. ("Israel as a Nuclear Power," Secrecy News, March 17, 2009). http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2009/03/israel_nuclear.html


Iranian scientists have published a prodigious amount of research in nuclear science and technology in the open literature. A bibliography of such publications is available in a newly updated 195-page compilation (pdf) prepared by Mark Gorwitz.
http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/iran/nuke/gorwitz.pdf


The Congressional Research Service has prepared an updated summary report on "U.S. Arms Sales to Pakistan," with background on recent weapons transactions and their rationale. http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/RS22757.pdf

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nevada Test Site Getting New Life Keith Rogers, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada Test Site Getting New Life
Keith Rogers, Las Vegas Review-Journal
Managers of the Nevada Test Site are ready to write a new chapter in the history of the nation's nuclear weapons proving grounds.
Full Article
http://www.lvrj.com/news/59215272.html

China Vows Firm Position on Nuclear Safety Xinhua

China Vows Firm Position on Nuclear Safety
Xinhua
The Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Office at Vienna, Hu Xiaodi gave a speech in the Board Meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held in Vienna on Monday, expounding the Chinese government's position on nuclear safety issues.
Full Article
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-09/08/content_8664495.htm

RI Supports Myanmar's Nuclear Energy Program Lilian Budianto, The Jakarta Post

RI Supports Myanmar's Nuclear Energy Program
Lilian Budianto, The Jakarta Post
Indonesia will support Myanmar's nuclear energy program for civilian use, said a top official on Friday, amid controversy concerning the junta’s poor human rights records and its nuclear weapon ambition.
Full Article
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/08/22/ri-supports-myanmar%E2%80%99s-nuclear-energy-program.html

Folly in India's Nuclear Ways Ramesh Thakur, The Canberra Times

Folly in India's Nuclear Ways
Ramesh Thakur, The Canberra Times
Three recent events reopen the debate on the wisdom of India's nuclear tests in 1998, as judged from within the narrow framework of its own interests. Or rather, they confirm the folly of the tests.
Full Article
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/opinion/editorial/general/folly-in-indias-nuclear-ways/1622844.aspx?storypage=1

Iran Sanctions: Why Pakistan Won't Help Omar Waraich, Time

Iran Sanctions: Why Pakistan Won't Help
Omar Waraich, Time
Iran's neighbors could play a decisive role in determining whether any sanctions aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear ambitions are effective — and one Iran neighbor from whom the U.S. should expect little support on the issue is Pakistan.
Full Article
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1922166,00.html

US to Confront Iran over Nuclear Weapons Claims

US to Confront Iran over Nuclear Weapons Claims
Agence France-Presse
The US will confront Iran with accusations it is developing nuclear weapons in crunch talks next month between Tehran and six world powers which are set to be held in Turkey, officials said Tuesday.
Full Article
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iLmPBLbXHC7ysiPl8kEBO4_wcFsg

U.S. Drafts New Nuclear Resolution

U.S. Drafts New Nuclear Resolution
Laura Rozen, Politico
ObamaThe United States has distributed a new draft resolution on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation to other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council that includes a pledge by nuclear states to not use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states. It also would make the "right" of a country to pursue a peaceful nuclear program contingent on not being found in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty's other obligations.
Full Article
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/27148.html

* Draft of UNSC Resolution on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Disarmament
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/27123.html

Crucial Iran nuclear evidence 'covered up'

Crucial Iran nuclear evidence 'covered up'

Iran has submitted serious evidence that documents purportedly showing a covert Iranian nuclear weapons program are fraudulent - but the International Atomic Energy Agency has so far refused to acknowledge it. The nuclear watchdog's apparent lack of concern contrasts sharply with its 2002-2003 probe that exposed as fabricated evidence cited by Washington as justification for invading Iraq. - Gareth Porter (Sep 15, '09)

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/KI16Ak01.html

US warns Iran must discuss 'illicit nuclear weapons' program

US warns Iran must discuss 'illicit nuclear weapons' program
Washington (AFP) Sept 14, 2009 - The United States warned Monday that Iran must be ready to discuss its "illicit nuclear weapons program" in crunch talks on October 1 with six world powers concerned about its atomic strategy. Iran denies its uranium enrichment activities are part of an attempt to manufacture weapons. It has said it would be prepared to field questions about the atomic program but will not trade away its ... more

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/US_warns_Iran_must_discuss_illicit_nuclear_weapons_program_999.html

Israel eyes big arms sales in Africa

Israel eyes big arms sales in Africa
Tel Aviv, Israel (UPI) Sep 14, 2009 - Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's recent five-country tour of Africa was more about building up intelligence links and selling arms than diplomacy, according to one Israeli intelligence specialist. Lieberman didn't sign any arms deals during his swing through Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda. But Israeli officials estimate there are African arms contracts worth ... more

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Israel_eyes_big_arms_sales_in_Africa_999.html

USAF Strengthens Nuclear Deterrence Operations

USAF Strengthens Nuclear Deterrence Operations
Washington DC (AFNS) Sep 15, 2009 - New initiatives underway within the Air Force to consolidate commands, modernize systems and strengthen personnel emphasize nuclear security. "Nuclear deterrence underpins all of our freedom of movement everywhere," Maj. Gen. Donald Alston, the service's assistant chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration told bloggers and online journalists yesterday during a DoDLive ... more
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/USAF_Strengthens_Nuclear_Deterrence_Operations_999.html

US fears Latin American arms race

US fears Latin American arms race

Venezuela is buying 92 Soviet-era T-72 main battle tanks, amongst other military hardware.
by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP) Sept 14, 2009
The United States voiced alarm Monday that Venezuela's weapons purchases may be fueling a Latin American arms race after a deal between Caracas and Moscow to buy tanks and anti-aircraft rockets.
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/US_fears_Latin_American_arms_race_999.html

Pentagon backs massive missile sale to Turkey

Pentagon backs massive missile sale to Turkey
Washington (AFP) Sept 14, 2009 - The Pentagon has told US lawmakers it is ready to sell Turkey a 7.8-billion-dollar Patriot missile system, a move designed to bolster its only NATO ally which borders Iran. The sale would include 13 "fire units," 72 PAC-3 interceptor missiles and a host of related hardware, the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress in a document obtained Monday by AFP. ... more

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Pentagon_backs_massive_missile_sale_to_Turkey_999.html

Monday, September 14, 2009

Jordan Signs Accord With Tractebel as Part of Nuclear Ambitions

Report: Jordan strikes $12M deal with Belgian firm for nuclear project
Jordan reportedly aims to construct its first nuclear energy facility and curb dependence on foreign oil via a $12 million deal with Belgium's Tractebel Engineering. Citing a Jordanian government official, a news report said Tractebel will conduct a two-year study to gauge safety and environmental risks at the planned site. Jordan's Nuclear Energy Commission is reviewing project proposals including those from France's Areva, Atomic Energy of Canada and Korea Electric Power. Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=ajqpnrSO1utM

GE Hitachi, India are in discussions over nuclear energy venture

GE Hitachi, India are in discussions over nuclear energy venture
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy is in discussions with India's state-run nuclear firm to construct at least six reactors, company executive Danny Roderick announced. The firm said in January that, pending regulatory approval, it could provide India with advanced boiling-water reactors generating up to about 9 gigawatts. GE Hitachi also aims to build 15 to 18 reactors in Europe "between now and 2030," Roderick added. Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssIndustryMaterialsUtilitiesNews/idUSLB10155720090911

U.S. Expands Global Missile Shield Into Middle East, Balkans - by Rick Rozoff - 2009-09-11

U.S. Expands Global Missile Shield Into Middle East, Balkans
- by Rick Rozoff - 2009-09-11

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15169

Venezuela to Develop Nuclear Energy With Russian Help

Venezuela to Develop Nuclear Energy With Russian Help

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601086&sid=aElQ3UEU9eYM

Joshua Frank Inside Hanford's B Reactor: a Tour of the World's Most Toxic Nuclear Site

Joshua Frank
Inside Hanford's B Reactor: a Tour of the World's Most Toxic Nuclear Site

http://www.counterpunch.org/frank09102009.html

NKorean May Test Nuke Again Despite Direct US Overtures

NKorean May Test Nuke Again Despite Direct US Overtures
Seoul (AFP) Sept 13, 2009 - South Korean officials declined to comment Sunday on reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has called for a third nuclear test in protest at UN sanctions against the reclusive state. Open Radio of North Korea, a Seoul-based rights group, quoting unnamed Pyongyang sources said last week that Kim had told military and ruling party officials to prepare for a new test. ... more

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/NKorean_May_Test_Nuke_Again_Despite_Direct_US_Overtures_999.html

US floats nuclear disarmament measure at UN

US floats nuclear disarmament measure at UN
United Nations (AFP) Sept 11, 2009 - The United States on Friday circulated a draft Security Council resolution calling on all nations to cooperate to rid the world of nuclear weapons. The text, a copy of which was obtained by AFP, is up for a vote during a special Security Council meeting on nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament. President Barack Obama is scheduled to preside over the September 24 meeting, a ... more

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/US_floats_nuclear_disarmament_measure_at_UN_999.html