Tag: Nuclear Energy

Vodka From Chernobyl Is Perfectly Safe, Say the Scientists Who Made It

LONDON — Would you drink something called “Atomik,” whose ingredients come from near Chernobyl? Scientists in Britain and Ukraine have distilled vodka using grains and water from a place that has become synonymous with nuclear disaster and contamination — and they say it is quite free from toxic radiation. They set out to show that […]

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Trump Adviser Said to Have Pursued Saudi Nuclear Deal as He Sought Administration Role

WASHINGTON — Twelve days after President Trump was sworn in and five days after he roiled the Arab world with his first effort to restrict the entry of people from many predominantly Muslim countries to the United States, Thomas J. Barrack Jr., a close friend of the president’s and a top fund-raiser for his campaign, […]

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Yukiya Amano, Head of the I.A.E.A. Nuclear Watchdog Group, Dies at 72

Yukiya Amano, an advocate for nuclear nonproliferation who played a key role in monitoring Iran’s compliance with the landmark 2015 nuclear deal as the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has died, the organization said in a statement on Monday. He was 72. The Vienna-based organization provided few details but said the agency’s flags […]

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Fewer Inspections for Aging Nuclear Plants, Regulators Propose

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — A new report by staff members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which oversees the safety of the nation’s 59 aging nuclear power plants, recommends that the commissioners significantly weaken or reduce safety inspections of the plants. The report, […]

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Trump Backs Away From Barriers on Foreign Uranium

WASHINGTON — President Trump said he would not impose quotas on imports of uranium, backing away from one of many trade confrontations the administration has threatened as it tries to protect American industry. Mr. Trump, in an announcement late Friday night, said that he did not agree with the commerce secretary’s findings that foreign uranium […]

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Iran Says It Has Surpassed Critical Nuclear Enrichment Level in 2015 Deal

LONDON — Iran has breached a crucial limit on the level of uranium enrichment set out in the 2015 nuclear deal, the country’s atomic energy agency said on Monday, as China, another signatory to the deal, accused the United States of “bullying” Tehran with crippling economic sanctions. Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for Iran’s atomic energy […]

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Iran Announces New Breach of Nuclear Deal Limits, and Threatens Further Violations

Iran said on Sunday that within hours it would breach the limits on uranium enrichment set four years ago in an accord with the United States and other international powers that was designed to keep Tehran from producing a nuclear weapon. The latest move inches Iran closer to where it was before the accord: on […]

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Iran Passed Its Uranium Limit. What Happens Next?

Amid escalating tensions with the United States, Iran has surpassed the limit on the uranium supply permitted under the 2015 nuclear agreement, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported on Monday. The breach of the cap does not by itself give the country the material to produce a nuclear weapon. But it is the strongest signal […]

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Are We Headed for War With Iran?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Is the United States barreling toward war with Iran? This week on “The Argument,” Op-Ed columnist Bret Stephens joins his colleagues to discuss the recent uptick in tensions between Washington and Tehran — and […]

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Inspectors Say Iran Is Increasing Production of Nuclear Fuel

WASHINGTON — International inspectors said on Monday that Iran was ramping up its production of nuclear fuel, following through on a threat to begin walking away from restrictions agreed to in a 2015 nuclear accord that President Trump has abandoned. The announcement of Iran’s actions came from Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International […]

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To Make Headway on Climate Change, Let’s Change the Subject

DENVER — The morning two years ago that Jared Polis announced his run for governor of Colorado, he went to a coffee roaster operating on solar power and promised more renewable energy for the state. Campaigning on that alongside education and health care reform, Mr. Polis, a Democrat, blew away his Republican opponent last fall […]

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