While most Americans focus on the threat of another aviation attack like the Sept. 11 hijackings, the U.S. government is quietly working to prevent something far worse — a catastrophic strike with a weapon of mass destruction.
Reuters 6th Sept 2006
Two submariners have been killed in a fire aboard a nuclear submarine belonging to Russia’s northern fleet, but there is no risk of radioactive contamination.
Interactive Investor 7th Sept 2006
Senior diplomats from six world powers meet in the German capital on Thursday to discuss what to do with Iran after it ignored a U.N. Security Council deadline to freeze its nuclear enrichment programme. The negotiators from Germany and the five permanent Security Council members — the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China — were expected to consider the possibility of imposing sanctions on the Islamic republic for continuing to enrich uranium past the August 31 deadline, diplomats said.
Reuters 7th Sept 2006
Talks between Iran and the EU over Tehran’s nuclear programme have been postponed for several days.
BBC 6th Sept 2006
A Caithness laird whose beach is contaminated with radioactive particles from the Dounreay nuclear power plant is calling for the worst affected area to be checked and cleared daily.
Aberdeen Press & Journal 6th Sept 2006
Three anti-nuclear activists who blocked a Rolls-Royce site during a protest in Derby have been fined.
BBC 6th Sept 2006
TXU Corp plans to file applications with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for combined Construction and Operating Licenses (COLs) for between one and three sites with a combined capacity of up to 6 GW. TXU expects to submit the applications in 2008, with the new capacity expected on line between 2015 and 2020.
Nuclear Engineering International 6th sept 2006