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Pandora Report: 9.6.2019

Happy Friday! We hope you had a lovely week as the summer winds down. If you’re considering reading the latest Richard Preston book, you might want to check out this review. Journal of Biosecurity,...

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It’s my country, you can’t tell me what to do!

This week Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has been up in arms (no pun intended) about nuclear-armed states trying to forbid Turkey from owning their own nukes, this comes amid a row with the US...

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Erdogan hints he wants nuclear missiles

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has hinted that Turkey is seeking nuclear missiles. The Hürriyet newspaper reported that Erdoğan, addressing the Central Anatolia Economic Forum on 5 September in Sivas, Central Anatolia, said, “Currently,...

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Tearaway Tularemia

Sweden is continuing to see an increase in the number of people affected by Tularemia this year. At present there have been around 700 cases reported, and we are only just entering September. This...

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Nuclear Forensics

Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have been conducting some interesting research, going down to the microscale to study diverse characteristics of nuclear fuel pellets. This is research that could improve nuclear...

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Bargee on the beach

Reports have emerged from reporters in northern Russia who say they have measured high levels of radiation near two abandoned barges, which they say were towed ashore after the mysterious explosion at an Arkhangelsk...

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Probe into Fukushima Daiichi Incident to Recommence

Now that radiation levels have decreased the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) have announced plans to recommence the investigation into the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The NRA have judged...

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Sri Lanka to Implement UNSC Resolution1540

It was announced today that the Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers have agreed implement the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution No 1540. In resolution 1540 (2004), the UN Security Council decided that all...

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HHS Purchases Additional Smallpox Vaccine for SNS

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced this week that they will be purchasing a smallpox vaccine, called ACAM2000, to build and replenish vaccine stored in the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)...

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HHS Purchases Additional Smallpox Vaccine for SNS

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced this week that they will be purchasing a smallpox vaccine, called ACAM2000, to build and replenish vaccine stored in the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)...

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Trainees sue over Fukushima clean up

Three Vietnamese men, who were on a trainee prgram for foreigners in Japan, have submitted a law suit against a consturction company in Fukushima for making them carry out radioactive decontamiantion work without prior...

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US defense chief urges Iran to hold talks with US

Washington (AFP) Aug 28, 2019 – US Defense Secretary Mark Esper urged Iran Wednesday to enter discussions with the United States in order to ease tensions in the Gulf region. “We are not seeking...

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US blacklists suppliers of Iran missile programs

Washington (AFP) Aug 28, 2019 – The US Treasury placed two Iranian business groups on its sanctions blacklist Wednesday, saying both were important suppliers of Tehran’s missile program and facilitators of its alleged proliferation...

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EU backs US-Iran talks but says nuclear deal must stay

Helsinki (AFP) Aug 29, 2019 – The EU would support talks between the United States and Iran, the bloc’s diplomatic chief said Thursday, but only if the current nuclear deal with Tehran is preserved....

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