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It said that, instead of putting in fire barriers, nuclear plants could rely on personnel to turn the plant off by hand in the event of a fire that threatens the reactor.
The rulemaking started after the NRC met with the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), an industry group, which admitted that many of its members did not have the required safeguards in place.
These results are hotly disputed by the multi-billion dollar nuclear power industry.
Crafted in the style of montage, Schonegevel's visually engaging, rhetorically forceful hour-long documentary unleashes a battery of cinematic modes and techniques--from dramatization, straight narrative, and interviews to animation and archival footage--to recount and interrogate in evocative terms the events surrounding the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the current landscape of nuclear proliferation, and their implications for our collective future.
During this period there have been no further ratifications of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty by nuclear capable states, including nuclear weapons state parties to the NPT.
While there's a perception that a nuclear build down by the world's major powers in recent decades has somehow resolved the global nuclear threat, a more accurate portrayal is that we're at a perilous crossroads," says Brian Toon, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Colorado at Boulder and one of the researchers who first floated the idea of a nuclear winter.
Meanwhile, the North Koreans announced that they considered the sanctions a "declaration of war," and there were indications that they intended to test a second nuclear device.
Like their counterparts in the former Soviet Union, America's nuclear weapons sites were largely designed and built half a century ago for a war that has long ended.
Everyone knew of course that nuclear arms would one day return to the scene: too many nations and groups had access.
Nuclear and noncarbon-based renewable sources such as wind and solar power do not directly create greenhouse gases.
Turns out the problem with the nation's current nuclear arsenal is that it was designed for the era of Mutually Assured Destruction, those MAD, halcyon days when nukes were intended to end civilization as we know it with a Strangelovian exchange of nuclear megatonage.