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# Nuclear

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2022
# russian control
Ukraine nuclear plant completely out of control and extremely dangerous, says UN nuclear expert
A mission is needed to prevent a potential Chernobyl-like accident from taking place as a result of repeated shelling and a lack of repairs.
Voices
Tom Clonan: Time is running out for Putin in Ukraine and this makes him dangerous
The security analyst says that having seized all of Luhansk, Putin will now turn his attention to Donetsk.
# Nuclear
Iran nuclear talks have 'not yet' yielded hopes for progress
An EU source said the discussions were supposed to last several days.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Russia
Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'
The station had broadcast a simulation of Ireland and the UK being destroyed by a nuclear strike.
# JCPOA
EU envoy holds talks in Iran aiming to 'close gaps' on 2015 nuclear deal
Ireland is the UN Security Council’s facilitator on the Iran nuclear deal.
# Drogheda
Gardaí appeal for nuclear gauge and other items taken from a van in Co Louth
The gauge contains a radioactive source, and was taken sometime between last night and this morning.
# Kyiv
Missiles hit radioactive waste disposal site in Ukraine’s capital
The report came a day after an electrical transformer at a similar disposal facility in Kharkiv was damaged.
# energy source
'Milestone' nuclear fusion energy record hit by UK-based scientists
A team in England more than doubled a 1997 record for sustained energy generated.
# Fukushima
Experts review plan at Fukushima nuclear plant to release treated radioactive water into sea
The tanks holding the water are expected to reach their capacity of 1.37 million tons later this year.
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# Nuclear
North Korea fires 'missile', insists on right to weapons tests
It is the latest in a series of mixed messages from Pyongyang, coming days after the rogue state dangled the prospect of an inter-Korean summit.
# Plutonium
North Korea appears to have resumed nuclear reactor operation - UN atomic agency
The reactor referred to in a report produces plutonium, one of the two key ingredients used to build nuclear weapons.
# Sanctions
Iran ‘may pursue nuclear weapon if sanctions persist’
A 1990s fatwa, or religious edict, by the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei states that nuclear weapons are forbidden.
Voices
Opinion: Iran's shrewdest retaliation for Soleimani assassination is political, not military
Tehran will want to ensure its response does not bring further cost to the nation, writes Scott Lucas, Professor of International Politics.
# Nuclear Arms
US blames Russia over ending of a major Cold War-era nuclear arms deal
This comes after Washington launched the process to pull out of the INF treaty this year.
# tensions
Iran's foreign minister warns Trump that idea of short war is 'an illusion'
Tensions have been rising between the two countries since the US pulled out of a nuclear deal.
# Study
Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident
More than 3,600 people died from causes such as illness and suicide linked to the aftermath of the tragedy.
# France
France to shut down 14 of country's 58 nuclear reactors by 2035, Macron says
The total includes the previously announced shutdown of France’s two oldest reactors.
# Nuclear
US intelligence agencies find North Korea 'building new missiles'
Following the Singapore summit in June, President Donald Trump had declared that Pyongyang was “no longer a nuclear threat”.
# hinkley point c
'This has been a lone battle': Frustration at government approach to nuclear plant plans in UK
An Oireachtas committee is planning to write a submission to UK authorities to express its concern.
# chemical attack
Defence Forces conduct exercise to help prepare for 'dirty bomb' attacks
This EU-funded project uses robots and unmanned aerial vehicles to help minimise the risk to operators while collecting physical evidence.
# tired mountain syndrome
North Korean nuclear test site has 'partially collapsed' after massive bomb blast last year
Researchers have said the site is now unusable.
# on hold
North Korea leader Kim Jong Un suspending nuclear and long-range missile tests
North Korea carried out its sixth nuclear test last year.
# Pyongyang
North and South to hold inter-Korean summit - only the 3rd of its kind since 1950s conflict
South Korea also claims that Pyongyang said it would consider abandoning nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees.
# Sanctions
Iran rejects Trump's demand to change nuclear deal
The US President has vowed to pull out of the accord if European allies don’t fix its “terrible flaws”.
# Seoul searching
Trump promises to 'figure it out' with South Korea's president
Trump has been visiting a number of Asian countries.
# Punggye-ri
Reports: 200 feared dead after tunnel collapses at North Korea nuclear testing site
A tunnel has collapsed for the second time at Punggye-ri in North Korea.
Voices
Opinion: 'Trump should eliminate US nukes and give a chance to diplomacy'
Yes, North Korea is a bad regime but this doesn’t mean that bombing it is the solution, writes Julien Mercille.
# Going Nuclear
North Korea has 'built an intercontinental ballistic missile', so what now?
The Hwasong-14 ICBM could apparently reach Alaska.
# Clawing Back
Watch: Seán O'Brien crosses for Lions after sensational Liam Williams gamble and break
After a half of pressure, Liam Williams cut loose on the All Blacks from his own five-metre line.
Voices
Adi Roche: 'I'm asking world leaders to help removing and storing Chernobyl's radioactive material'
Let’s show the people of Chernobyl that they are not forgotten, writes Adi Roche.
# cold war of words
Trump 'calls for arms race' after nuclear weapons comment
The US President-elect had said the US needs to expand its nuclear capabilities until “the world comes to its senses regarding nukes”.
# cold war of words
Trump says America needs to boost nuclear capability until 'world comes to its senses'
The US President-elect made the comment a few hours after Vladimir Putin said something similar about Russia.
# Explosive
Trump will have tough decisions to make about his somewhat decrepit nuclear arsenal
Many are now asking how vulnerable US nuclear weapons are to cyber threats.
# Nuclear Power
The UK is to push ahead with a new nuclear power station across the Irish Sea
The Hinkley Point project had been thrown into doubt but it will go ahead.
# Iran Nuclear Programme
Iran executes nuclear scientist accused of spying for the US
Shahram Amiri disappeared in Saudi Arabia in June 2009 and resurfaced a year later in the United States.
# tensions
North Korea launched a missile that landed 250km off the coast of Japan
The launch has been met with fury by Japan.
# Across the water
A new nuclear power station will be built 250 km from the Irish coast
The Hinkley Point power station is the UK’s first for 20 years.
# Arktika
This is the world's 'biggest and most powerful' icebreaker
It can cut through ice of up to 2.8 metres thick
# abandoned
Chilling two-minute video captures 'stunning decay' of Chernobyl exclusion zone
Chernobyl was the scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster .