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Terrorism thrown out of nuclear ‘stress tests’

Posted May 26th, 2011 In News

Stress testing’ of the European Union’s 143 nuclear power reactors will not specifically include terrorism after that idea was rejected by national safety regulators. Instead, the tests will focus on the aspects of nuclear plant safety highlighted by the Fukushima accident: earthquakes and flooding as natural events, as well as loss of safety functions and […]

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International Fact-finding Mission Leader Launches Mission in Tokyo

Posted May 25th, 2011 In News

The leader of the International Fact-Finding Mission, Mr. Mike Weightman, Britain’s top nuclear safety inspector, arrived in Tokyo on 24 May 2011 to begin his study of the nuclear situation in Japan. Following its agreement with the Government of Japan, the IAEA organized and dispatched the mission, consisting of a team of nuclear experts from […]

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London bomb threat

London bomb threat

Posted May 16th, 2011 In News

A security alert has been issued today following a bomb threat that was received on Sunday night (15th May) from an unidentified dissident Irish Republic group.  The warning from the terrorists was ambiguous, stating only that a bomb would go off somewhere in London in the next 24 hours. The threat has been taken seriously due […]

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Tepco investigates new Fukushima leak

Tepco investigates new Fukushima leak

Posted May 12th, 2011 In News

A leak to sea from Fukushima Daiichi 3 was found today and stopped. Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) is assessing what environmental effect, if any, the leak may have had.   Water was spotted leaking through power cable penetrations in concrete in a pit near to the sea wall at around 12.30pm today. It is not […]

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Arrests at UK Nuclear site: Sellafield, Cumbria

Posted May 3rd, 2011 In News

5 men have been arrested close to the Sellafield Nuclear Processing Plant in Cumbria, UK after a “Stop and Check” by the Civil Nuclear Constabulary. The 5 men, believed to be in their 20’s and from London, have subsequently been taken to Manchester and are being held under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000. […]

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Al-Qaeda, the MENA uprising and Bin-Laden’s successor

Posted May 3rd, 2011 In News

Al-Qaeda (AQ) is a movement rather than a single, structured group. It consists of a number of elements linked by shared ideology, rather than hard networks (although these do exist). Its success has been to get fundamentally regional Islamist groups to subscribe to a coherent global agenda. Al-Qaeda’s intent is to found a pan-Islamic Caliphate centred […]

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