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Recently found in American backyards: nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project

The US Army Corps of Engineers announced last week (Aug. 19) that a residential area in Missouri’s St. Louis County is contaminated with radioactive waste. Significant levels of thorium 230, a radioactive isotope, were discovered in public parks and private yards that have been touched by floodwaters from Coldwater Creek, a tributary of the Missouri River. 312 more words

Pakistan stockpiling nuclear arms due to fears over India: U.S. report

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – A new report by two American think tanks asserts that Pakistan may be building 20 nuclear warheads annually and could have the world’s third-largest nuclear stockpile within a decade. 647 more words


The Submariner's Dream

Let me tell you the account of trying to bring light to a Friday Fictioneers story this week. I had an idea I liked and wrote the story this evening. 209 more words


Countdown to The Cold War (sort of, with serendipity)

Longtime readers of Lofty Ambitions know what tremendous fans we are of the seemingly random connections of things that push their way into our lives to give us delight in the form of serendipity… 742 more words


US “blows lid off” Israel’s nuclear weapons, hydrogen bombs program — and nobody cares!


Commentary – Back in February the Defense Department finally granted a three-year-old request under the Freedom of Information Act to release a 1987 report discussing Israel’s nuclear technology.  1,393 more words

Daily News

As Middle East goes nuclear, global warming goes critical. Part 1: Iran

Over the next three days we will be publishing a major new article by Brian Parkin exploring the inextricable links between climate catastrophe, capitalist crisis and imperial competition. 1,981 more words