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Iran, Syria Denounced in UN Nuclear Talks Opener

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the United Nation’s nuclear watchdog says Iran may have carried out nuclear work with possible military purposes. Speaking at the start of a week-long board meeting on nuclear developments in Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano criticized Iran Monday for not cooperating with international nuclear experts. Western nations say Iran […]

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Two Japanese Workers Exceed Radiation Exposure Limits

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two workers at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant have been exposed to radiation levels more than twice the government limits. Friday’s announcement by the government and the plant operator is the first report that workers may have been exposed to dangerous limits of radiation. However, Tokyo Electric Power says more workers may have been […]

Two Japanese Workers Exceed Radiation Exposure Limits

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Two workers at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant have been exposed to radiation levels more than twice the government limits. The announcement by the government and the plant operator Friday is the first report that workers may have been exposed to dangerous limits of radiation. However, Tokyo Electric Power says more workers may have […]

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Head of Embattled Israeli Company Dies at 89

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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The primary shareholder of Israel’s Ofer Brothers Group, which was blacklisted by the United States last week for allegedly trading with Iran, has died at his home. Israeli news reports said Sammy Ofer was found Friday at his home, dead at age 89. Reports said he had been seriously ill. Ofer Brothers Group, owned by […]

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Contaminated Water Poses Latest Threat at Japanese Nuclear Plant

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Workers at Japan’s crippled nuclear plant are urgently seeking new places to store highly radioactive water as levels rise toward ground level in utility trenches near two reactors. The Tokyo Electric Power Company said Wednesday that water levels were less than 35 centimeters from the top of the trenches. Japanese media said the levels continued […]

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IAEA: Japan Underestimated Tsunami Threat

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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International experts say Japan underestimated the threat posed by tsunamis to its nuclear power plants, but praised Tokyo’s overall response to the massive earthquake and tidal waves that devastated the country’s coastal northeast nearly three months ago. The preliminary critique from the International Atomic Energy Agency was issued Wednesday by a team of 18 experts. […]

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Israeli Company Embroiled in Controversy Over Iran Trade Allegations

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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An Israeli company is embroiled in controversy after it was blacklisted by the U.S. State Department last week for allegedly trading with Iran. Ofer Brothers Group, which is owned by Israel’s wealthiest family, was sanctioned because one of its subsidiaries sold an oil tanker to Iran. The U.S. and allies have imposed sanctions against trade […]

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IAEA Experts Say Japan Underestimated Tsunami Threat

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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A team of international experts investigating the Fukushima nuclear accident says Japan underestimated the risk posed by tsunamis to its nuclear plants. The finding is contained in a preliminary report prepared for delivery to the Japanese government Wednesday. The 18-member team’s full report will be delivered to an International Atomic Energy Agency meeting beginning June […]

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