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Tue Mar 12, 2013, 10:32 AM

Nuclear Power/Nuclear Weapons -- and a Precarious Future

Nuclear Power/Nuclear Weapons -- and a Precarious Future

With the second anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster this week, with North Korea having just threatened a "pre-emptive nuclear attack" against the United States and a U.S. senator saying this would result in "suicide" for North Korea, with Iran suspected of moving to build nuclear weapons, with the continuing spread of nuclear technology globally, the future looks precarious to humankind and the atom.

Can humanity at this rate make it through the 21st Century?

We were only able to get through the 20th Century without a major nuclear weapons exchange -- without atomic doomsday -- by the skin of our teeth.

With more nations having the ability to construct nuclear weapons -- and any country with a nuclear power facility has the materiel and trained personnel to make nuclear weapons -- the likelihood of this luck running out is high.

The only realistic way...


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