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Describing nuclear terrorism as a grave threat to international security, Xi called for zero-tolerance for nuclear terrorism and removing its breeding ground at the summit.
Nations are joining the nuclear club with unnerving regularity, others are suspected of having ambitions to do so, and dozens more have enough uranium and plutonium on hand to build at least a few Hiroshima-size bombs.
Atomic bombs (the first nuclear weapons) were used against Japan during--.
By some estimates, as many as 2 million people have died of starvation over the last decade, even as the regime spends a fortune to maintain its vast military and its nuclear program.
And the kinds of nuclear weapons terrorists might use would be far less powerful than the Soviet nukes feared during the Cold War, and slightly less powerful than the U.
We also need to protect our existing stockpile of almost 10,000 weapons--as well as the highly radioactive "special nuclear material" used in their creation--from failing into the wrong hands.
By announcing--at the same time as their troops crossed the Strait of Hormuz--that they possessed nuclear weapons (as had been rumored for more than ten years) and long-range missiles, Iranian leaders thought none would be able to resist them.
Global climate change and the 2005 entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have spurred new thinking about the potential value of nuclear energy by both environmental groups and the nuclear energy industry.
The Bush administration claims it can develop new nukes without lowering the overall threshold for the use of nuclear weapons, but that strategic doublethink doesn't last long under an analytical microscope.
Amazingly, because many nuclear power plants have not been abiding by current regulations to put up proven fire barriers.
Dubbed the Tooth Fairy Project, (see Your Health, "Glowing in the Dark," May/June 2002), researchers report higher levels of Sr-90 near nuclear power plants, including St.
The anniversary of Hiroshima may produce yet another spike in collective anxiety and cultural reflection upon the nuclear threat: after an interval of relative complacency following the end of the Cold War, the issues of nuclear warfare and proliferation have returned to center stage in international affairs, prompted by the twin specters of global terrorism and the uncontrolled dissemination of nuclear technologies and fissile material to formerly non-nuclear states with anti-Western political ideologies (see below).