At least twelve news cracks have been found in the nuclear reactors at the Tihange and Doel power plants in Belgium after an ultrasonic inspection was carried out.The inspection detected an alarming number of ‘microcracks’ since the last study was conducted three years ago according to reports.Seventy additional cracks were also found at the Tihange 2 nuclear reactor during the ultrasonic inspection in April according to the Belga news agency.Tihange is just 60 kilometers away from the German border, while Doel is around 150 kilometers way, putting residents within the area at possible risk. Fears that the cracks may lead to another Nuclear Disaster like Fukushima…….Read More
North Korea’s military just completed testing on what it claims is a precision-guided munition (PGM). The PGM designation is generally reserved for warheads guided by a GPS target or lasers. On June 8, North Korea launched four missiles from Wonsan, a port city on the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, into the Sea of Japan. According to Pyongyang, the launch was a test of this new ship-killing missile. The North said its test was a success. The surface-to-sea munition hit static targets in the ocean after making “circular flights,” KCNA quoted North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as saying……Read More
Russia would be forced to use nuclear weapons in any conflict in which U.S. or NATO forces entered eastern Ukraine, a member of Russia’s parliament told an international gathering of government security officials on Sunday. “On the issue of NATO expansion on our borders, at some point I heard from the Russian military — and I think they are right — If U.S. forces, NATO forces, are, were, in the Crimea, in eastern Ukraine, Russia is undefendable militarily in case of conflict without using nuclear weapons in the early stage of the conflict,” Russian parliamentarian Vyacheslav Alekseyevich Nikonov told attendees at the GLOBSEC 2017 forum in Bratislava, Slovakia. Russian military leaders have discussed Moscow’s willingness to use nuclear weapons in a conflict with military leaders in NATO, as part of broader and increasingly contentious conversations about the alliance’s expansion, Nikonov later told Defense One. READ MORE
The Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan happened more than six years ago, and most people, especially the non-Japanese, don’t even register it anymore. In most people’s minds, given the amount of time that has passed, the situation should have been ‘handled’ by now. After all, that’s what governments are for, right? In the following video, Right Wing News looks at disturbing new reports which shows that not only is the situation far from ‘handled’, but that it may be rapidly worsening. In an attempt to cool the reactors, they have generated 920,000 tons of radioactive contaminated water. They are running out of storage space and are now talking about dumping it straight into the ocean. Oh, and they’re not sure if the nuclear cores are still within the reactor or if they have melted through the bottom. How long will it take for this disaster to be fully contained?
Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile program, a Iranian semi-official news agency reported on Thursday. ‘Iran’s third underground factory has been built by the Guards in recent years … We will continue to further develop our missile capabilities forcefully,’ Fars news agency, quoted the head of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution airspace division, Amirali Hajizadeh, as saying……Read More
A United Nations-backed panel has publicly released a draft treaty banning the possession and use of all nuclear weapons. The draft treaty is the culmination of a sustained campaign, supported by more than 130 non-nuclear states frustrated with the sclerotic pace of disarmament, to prohibit nuclear weapons and persuade nuclear-armed states to disarm. Nine countries are known or believed to possess nuclear weapons: the US, UK, Russia, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel……Read More