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Belgique: À 80 kilomètres du Nord, la centrale nucléaire de Tihange 1 est «vétuste et dangereuse»
« Tihange 1 est l’une des plus anciennes centrales au monde. Elle a été conçue sur base de principes de sûreté en vigueur au début des années 70 », a pointé M. Mertins. « Les accidents survenus depuis lors à Three Mile Island, Tchernobyl et Fukushima ont démontré qu’une hausse significative des exigences en la matière était nécessaire », a-t-il poursuivi, déplorant à ce titre les nombreux manquements qu’il a constatés à la centrale belge.
nukes  europe  safety 
8 days ago by juliusbeezer
How have Moscow and Washington violated the agreement? What's so dangerous about intermediate-range missiles? Meduza answers the questions about the INF Treaty that you're too afraid to ask — Meduza
On October 20, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which prohibits Russia and the U.S. from developing or deploying missiles with short or intermediate ranges. After Trump’s declaration, National Security Adviser John Bolton flew to Moscow for talks with Vladimir Putin, and in an interview with the newspaper Kommersant Bolton blamed Russia for the collapse of the arms control agreement, saying the Kremlin has violated the treaty constantly. Moscow, for its part, has also accused Washington of breaking the agreement. Meduza takes a look at why two countries with thousands of intercontinental missiles should want rockets with shorter ranges, who’s more to blame for the agreement’s disintegration, and what will happen, if the INF Treaty really is scrapped.
russian  nukes  americana  politics  diplomacy  military  strategy 
18 days ago by kmt
Trump’s Punk Rock Nuclear Policy – Foreign Policy
The problem with looking for a reason for Trump’s withdrawal from the INF Treaty is that Bolton, at a fundamental level, would object to needing a reason.
johnbolton  trump  inf  rockets  nukes  genet  bitchslappolitics 
24 days ago by yorksranter
U.S. would destroy banned Russian warheads if necessary: NATO envoy
“At that point, we would be looking at the capability to take out a (Russian) missile that could hit any of our countries,” she told a news conference.

“Counter measures (by the United States) would be to take out the missiles that are in development by Russia in violation of the treaty,” she added. “They are on notice.” // maybe don't put it that way?
cruisemissile  russia  diplomacy  nukes 
6 weeks ago by yorksranter
Blake Hounshell (powered by blockchain) on Twitter: "Buried nugget in the Woodward book:… "
Yarks. this puts "escalate to deescalate" right back on the table. also lol @ Mattis threatening to send Spicer's ass to Afghanistan
trump  russia  nukes  strategy  scary 
7 weeks ago by yorksranter
A Horrifying and Believable Path to Nuclear War with North Korea - War on the Rocks
the choices that Lewis has them make are not implausible. Indeed, most of them conform to standard theories of effective coercion
norks  nukes  russia  robertjervis 
9 weeks ago by yorksranter
Du nucléaire pour Kadhafi: le réquisitoire de l’ex-patronne d’Areva contre Sarkozy - Page 1 | Mediapart
« Nous avons eu une grande réticence à vendre des réacteurs à la Libye du colonel Kadhafi, explique-t-elle au juge. Certes, on sait aujourd’hui exporter des réacteurs nucléaires qui ne sont pas proliférants. Néanmoins, pour développer une activité nucléaire civile, il faut une autorité de sûreté forte, compétente, autonome, qui puisse en cas de risque ou de danger, arrêter la centrale. » Elle s’interroge : « Quel poids » aurait eu l’hypothétique patron de l’autorité de sûreté libyenne « face au colonel Kadhafi » ?
areva  libya  france  sarkozy  nukes 
9 weeks ago by yorksranter
From Here to Eternity: Hans Morgenthau on the Bomb
Patroclus dies to be avenged by Achilles. Hector dies to be mourned by Priam. Yet if Patroclus, Hector, and all those who could remember them were killed simultaneously, what would become of the meaning of Patroclus’s and Hector’s death? Their lives and deaths would lose their meaning. They would die, not like men but like beasts, killed in the mass, and what would be remembered would be the quantity of the killed… not the quality of one man’s death as over against another’s
hansmorgenthau  nukes  death 
9 weeks ago by yorksranter

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