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Putin Move Raises Fears
of More Nuclear Tests
Nov 2, 2023 12:08 PM CDT
Putin Move Raises Fears of More Nuclear Tests
Russian leader signs bill revoking ratification of test ban treaty
- President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a bill revoking Russia's ratification of a global nuclear test ban, a move that Moscow said was needed to establish parity with the United States. Putin has said that rescinding the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, also known as the CTBT, would...
Oct 25, 2023 7:15 PM CDT
Russia Says It Practiced Nuclear Strike
Parliament approves dropping ratification of test ban treaty
- Russian parliament on Wednesday rescinded its ratification of a nuclear test ban treaty signed in 1996, and, as if for emphasis, the nation's military then conducted a simulated nuclear strike. State TV showed Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reporting on the rehearsal to President Vladimir Putin, the BBC reports. The...
Study: France Vastly
of Pacific Nuke Tests
Mar 9, 2021 3:31 PM CST
Study: France Vastly Underestimated Impact of Pacific Nuke Tests
Fallout affected almost entire population of French Polynesia, researchers say
- France conducted almost 200 nuclear tests in French Polynesia between 1966 and 1996 and a close look at just three of them reveals that the impact on the local population was far more devastating than the country has admitted, according to a new study. Researchers say fallout from the atmospheric...
'Peace Clock' Reset
After US Nuke Test
Jan 19, 2021 4:11 PM CST
'Peace Clock' Reset After US Nuke Test
'Nightshade A' test happened in Nevada in November
- The "Peace Watch" clock in the Hiroshima Peace Museum keeps track of the number of days since the last nuclear test and is usually reset to zero after a test occurs. On Monday, it was reset from 705 days to 49 after news of a US nuclear test in...
Is 'Starting Gun'
on the Ready
for a New US
May 23, 2020 6:30 AM CDT
Is 'Starting Gun' on the Ready for a New US Nukes Test?
Sources tell 'WaPo' Trump administration is mulling having one to give US leverage with Russia, China
- Back in January, as tensions between the US and Iran were rising, some experts feared President Trump might consider turning to nukes to remedy things. Now, sources tell the
that the Trump administration has broached the subject of holding a nuclear test, the first time the US has...
US Worried About Activity
at China Nuclear Test Site
Apr 15, 2020 5:55 PM CDT
US Worried About Activity at China Nuclear Test Site
Officials suspect Beijing may have violated ban
- With US-China relations already frayed over the coronavirus pandemic and trade, nuclear tensions may be on the horizon. The
Wall Street Journal
, citing a new arms-control report that the State Department plans to make public, reports that US authorities suspect Beijing has been violating an international ban on nuclear tests...
Russia Has a Message
for Nuclear Monitors
Aug 20, 2019 2:50 PM CDT
Russia Has a Message for Nuclear Monitors
Russian officials are keeping mum after a recent mystery blast
- To international monitors, Russia has one word:
. The Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization is seeking information on monitoring sites that went offline in the days after a mysterious explosion recently rocked the nation's far north, Reuters reports; some suspect their status could mean Russia meddled with the stations....
N. Korea's New Move Assures
Some, Concerns Others
May 15, 2018 11:50 AM CDT
N. Korea's New Move Assures Some, Concerns Others
It appears to be dismantling Punggye-ri nuclear-test site, but experts aren't so sure
- Satellite imagery shows North Korea has already begun dismantling its Punggye-ri nuclear-test site ahead of a promise to destroy it entirely in front of international journalists. The removal of buildings and rail lines observed by 38 North on May 7 appear in line with Kim Jong Un's promise over...
Nuke Site Is
Way Worse Off
Than We Knew
May 12, 2018 10:40 AM CDT
North Korea's Nuke Site Is Way Worse Off Than We Knew
Satellite scans show even more damage to Mount Mantap
- The nuclear test site that Kim Jong Un promises to shutter may be in worse shape than the world knew, the
Wall Street Journal
reports. The Punggye-ri site—which is couched in a mountain called Mount Mantap—apparently suffered a sizeable collapse in the hours and days after North Korea'...
Studies: There Was a Collapse
at North Korea's Nuke Test Site
Apr 25, 2018 8:45 AM CDT
Studies: There Was a Collapse at North Korea's Nuke Test Site
But whether that means it's unusable remains up for debate
- Kim Jong Un on Saturday said nuclear tests would no longer be conducted at the underground Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility; a new report from the
Wall Street Journal
suggests the move may not be as benevolent as it appears. It flags an about-to-be-published study by Chinese researchers who say that...
North Korean Defectors Reveal
'Ghost Disease' Back Home
Dec 4, 2017 8:41 AM CST
North Korean Defectors Reveal 'Ghost Disease' Back Home
They say people's health is suffering from radiation exposure due to country's nuclear tests
- Horrific tales are being shared by North Korean defectors who fled their homes near the Punggye-ri nuclear testing site, with stories of sickened residents and wildlife, and even a deformed baby born without genitals and murdered soon after birth. Lee Jeong Hwa, who got out in 2010 from her home...
Report: 200 Dead Near Site
of North Korea's Nuke Test
Oct 31, 2017 8:11 AM CDT
Report: 200 Dead Near Site of North Korea's Nuke Test
Japan's TV Asahi describes 2 tunnel collapses in September at Mount Mantap
- North Korea's latest nuclear test might've done more than just destabilize Mount Mantap . Citing unnamed sources, Japan's TV Asahi reports a tunnel under construction at the Punggye-ri nuclear site, which is housed in Mount Mantap, collapsed around Sept. 10, leaving roughly 100 workers trapped, per Reuters . A...
New North Korea Concern:
'Tired Mountain Syndrome'
Oct 20, 2017 10:04 AM CDT
New North Korea Concern: 'Tired Mountain Syndrome'
Chinese scientists worry collapse of Mount Mantap could send radiation across region
- Satellite images taken before and after North Korea's last nuclear test beneath Mount Mantap show the mountain actually lost elevation. As the
reports, the depression of a 85-acre area—followed by three subsequent earthquakes over six weeks—shows not only the force of the Sept. 3 blast,...
We May Have
N. Korea's Latest
Sep 13, 2017 11:49 AM CDT
We May Have Underestimated N. Korea's Latest Nuke Test
It might have had force of 17 atomic bombs, per 38 North assessment
- In the immediate aftermath of North Korea's sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3, experts described the blast as six or seven times as powerful as the one that destroyed Hiroshima. That measure might not even come close. According to research site 38 North , the resulting 6.1 magnitude earthquake...
Landslides Suggest N. Korea's
Latest Test Was a Monster
Sep 6, 2017 6:21 AM CDT
Landslides Suggest N. Korea's Latest Test Was a Monster
First satellite images back up claims it was the North's biggest test yet
- Two developments on the North Korean front: sobering confirmation of how just how powerful the last test was, and more words of caution from Vladimir Putin. In an analysis for 38 North , three scientists say commercial satellite images taken a day after the test show several landslides around the Punggye-ri...
Even the Crabs Eating
Jul 15, 2017 1:21 PM CDT
Even the Crabs Eating Radioactive Coconuts Appear Healthy
Shockingly, marine life is thriving 70 years after Bikini Atoll nuclear tests
- Seventy years ago, the US dropped 23 nuclear bombs on Bikini Atoll—including one that was more than 1,000 times larger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, per the
. Steve Palumbi calls it "the most destructive thing we have ever done to the ocean." Yet the...
Now Blowing Up YouTube:
Secret Nuclear Test Footage
Mar 16, 2017 12:30 AM CDT
Now Blowing Up YouTube: Secret Nuclear Test Footage
The films are being preserved by a weapons physicist before they decay
- The US government has about 10,000 films of the 221 atmospheric nuclear tests conducted between 1945 and 1962, covering the destructive power from all sorts of angles and distances, Business Insider reports. But until recently those films were literally rotting away in top-secret storage. Gregg Spriggs, a weapons physicist...
Radioactive Bloom Over Europe
Sparks Nuke Test Concerns
Feb 23, 2017 4:03 AM CST
Radioactive Bloom Over Europe Sparks Nuke Test Concerns
But it was probably just a pharmaceutical accident
- As mysterious radiation spread over the Arctic and south into Europe last month, conspiracy theorists quickly claimed Russia had restarted nuclear testing at Novaya Zemlya, the Drive reports. But the truth is—probably—a lot less menacing. According to the Independent Barents Observer , a spike in the radioactive isotope Iodine-131...
Quake Was North Korea's
Biggest Nuclear Test Yet
Sep 9, 2016 6:19 AM CDT
Quake Was North Korea's Biggest Nuclear Test Yet
Pyongyang says it has reached 'higher level'
- In what Seoul called an act of "fanatic recklessness," North Korea carried out its biggest nuclear test yet early Friday, angering allies and enemies alike. The test registered as a 5.3-magnitude quake; Middlebury Institute expert Jeffrey Lewis tells Reuters that signals a blast of up to 30...
at Nuke Site,
Apr 22, 2014 6:28 AM CDT
North Korea Ups Activity at Nuke Site, Says South
Obama set to visit South Korea Friday
- North Korea is boosting "activities" at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, South Korea says, though Seoul is keeping details classified. The South says it's "currently detecting a lot of activity in and around the Punggye-ri nuclear test site," and is tracking the situation as it ensures...
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