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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Hugh Gusterson
Last week’s accident at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation should have come as no surprise. While it is often described as the most contaminated place in the US, it isn’t the only former nuclear production site with a worrisome safety record and hazy timeline for cleanup.
The ban treaty must address the scientifically predicted consequences of nuclear war
Steven Starr
There has been an unfortunate avoidance among both diplomats and NGOs involved in the ban treaty of any explicit discussion of the effects of nuclear war.

Lucien Crowder
Here’s the news: Large battery factories are coming on line very fast and appear ready to send energy storage prices tumbling. And, Catholic groups are divesting from fossil fuels.
Andrea Berger
Grievances are being kept from public view, but it is clear that not all is well with the NPT, and some contentious issues could escalate to the point where they collide in the next year.
Tim Wright
The Bulletin's Ban Brief posted a new entry updating readers on the latest developments in the UN negotiations for a nuclear weapons ban: On Monday, negotiators unveiled the first draft of the treaty. Here's what it says.
Did you miss this event at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs? Watch it on the Bulletin website. Featuring Ivo H. Daalder, Robert L. Gallucci, Scott Sagan, and the Bulletin's Rachel Bronson.
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On Monday, June 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the Chicago Council on Science and Technology, and the Illinois Science Council will host Lawrence Krauss at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago.
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