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Belgium Stocks Pills For Nuclear Emergency

Belgium is planning to stock iodine pills in all pharmacies to be issued to the country’s 11 million inhabitants in the event of a nuclear accident. The measure is part of a national nuclear disaster plan and follows German protests last week over the safety of Belgium’s ageing reactors at power plants in Doe] and…






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Britain and the US To Test Nuclear Security

‘Britain and the United States are to conduct a joint exercise testing nuclear plants’ defences against cyberattacks amid increased concerns that terrorists are seeking atomic material. A senior British government source said that intelligence from the recent Brussels attacks had raised fresh concerns about the prospect of nuclear terrorism. A surveillance video of a top…






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Fukushima: Greenpeace ‘Nuclear Scars’ Report

This report comments on the broader political ramifications of the Fukushima disaster, noting that it “triggered many Japanese citizens to rethink their once deferential relationship with state and expert authorities. Fukushima has, in effect, changed the social relationships of Japanese society. This new distrust in authorities has spurred citizen-led science challenging, and protesting against, government…