February 21, 2013 |
A court decision issued Tuesday brings new uncertainty to whether nuclear materials on a Gloucester County site will be shipped to Utah or kept in place. The ruling from a federal appeals court in Washington sent the question back to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The commission ruled in 2011 that New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection would be in charge of the cleanup at the site in Newfield where Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. made metal alloys from 1955 until 1998.
December 5, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Hailing two decades of efforts to help the former Soviet Union secure nuclear weapons stockpiles, President Obama said Monday that the world must continue to stand guard against nuclear threats - including terrorists who seek to gain control of nuclear weapons. "We cannot let our guard down," Obama said, calling efforts to combat nuclear terrorism one of his top priorities as president. Obama praised the 20-year-old Cooperative Threat Reduction program, which has provided billions of dollars in U.S. equipment and know-how to help Russia and former Soviet bloc nations safeguard and dismantle nuclear and chemical weapons.
March 25, 2012 |
SEOUL, South Korea - President Obama intends to open his pitch for faster work to lock down nuclear material that could be used by terrorists with an up-close look at the nuclear front lines along the heavily militarized border with volatile North Korea. Obama arrived in Seoul on Sunday morning for three days of diplomacy. In the midst of an election year focused on economic concerns at home, Obama has designed a rare Asia visit that features time in just one country. He'll use much of the time to keep pressure on North Korea to back off a planned rocket launch and return to disarmament talks.
October 12, 2011 |
NEWFIELD, N.J. - New Jersey officials have been given oversight of decommissioning nuclear materials once used by a South Jersey company. The federal Nuclear Regulatory Agency ruled Wednesday that it is appropriate for New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection to be given jurisdiction over the cleanup at Sheildalloy Metallurgical Corp.'s facility in Newfield, Gloucester County. The NRC previously tried to hand over the responsibility. But the company sued, fearing that the state would force it to ship its radioactive waste to a facility in Utah.
June 1, 2010 |
In the last few months, Iran has advanced to the brink of having a nuclear weapon. It has accumulated at least two tons of enriched uranium - enough to make two nuclear bombs, according to a U.N. report released Monday. Though the uranium is meant to be used for power generation and a medical reactor, it's a short step from there to bomb-grade fuel. The same technology can easily be ramped up to make nuclear weapons, said physicist David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington.
April 15, 2010
President Obama's leadership of a 47-nation summit on nuclear weapons was focused on the right goal - preventing terrorists from getting their hands on nukes. World leaders need to work together with a sense of urgency to secure nuclear arsenals and to share information on extremists trying to obtain weapons of mass destruction. Obama's emphasis on diplomacy makes such cooperation more likely. Obama also won a pledge from foreign leaders to meet his goal of securing all nuclear materials within four years.
October 23, 2008 |
Warning of a "dark situation" and tension spreading in the world, former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix yesterday called for renewed international effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons. With Iran and North Korea developing nuclear weapons, Blix said, a military approach in either situation would be "catastrophic. " "As we see in the case of North Korea and Iran, the military means are very limited," Blix said. "I'm not a pacifist, but we have to believe in a new world of interdependence.
September 15, 2008 |
While everyone has been abuzz about Sarah Palin, perhaps the most important development in the world has been unfolding with almost no attention. India and the United States, along with deep-pocketed corporations, have been steadily pushing along a lucrative and dangerous new nuclear pact. Both governments have been working at a fever pitch to get the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Agreement approved by the 45-country Nuclear Suppliers Group, which governs the world's trade in nuclear materials, and before Congress for a final vote before it adjourns this month.
February 4, 2008 |
The Democratic presidential debate last month in Manchester, N.H., was noteworthy in one significant respect. For the first time during this long presidential campaign, the candidates were asked how they would work to prevent an act of nuclear terrorism against the United States. I hope that this is not the last time this issue is raised during this campaign. The prospect that a terrorist group will detonate an improvised nuclear weapon in an American city is the single greatest national security danger facing the United States today.
November 2, 2004 |
Martial law in China after deadly ethnic riots Police by the thousands patrolled China's Henan Province yesterday and residents hunkered down in their homes after deadly street fights between members of the country's main ethnic group and a Muslim minority. As many as 5,000 people fought with sticks and burned several houses over the weekend in violence between Hui Muslims and members of the Han ethnic majority, according to residents of the town of Langchenggang interviewed by phone.