North Korea restarts nuclear reactor, report
China’s missile silos | COVID’s origins |Illegal acts
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Sept. 2, 2021
Understanding China’s nuclear missile silo expansion
The construction of what appears to be hundreds of new missile silos in central China is raising alarms. Nuclear weapons researchers Hans M. Kristensen and Matt Korda tackle what this means for policy making and beyond. Read more.
Charting COVID-19 origin terms in the news
On the heels of President Biden’s report on the origins of COVID-19, academic David Rozado examines how the Bulletin’s reporting impacted the international debate. See his post.
IAEA: N. Korea restarted nuclear reactor
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports “deeply troubling” indications of North Korea restarting a nuclear reactor in Yongbyon. That complex is believed to have produced plutonium for nuclear weapons in the past. Read more.
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US attorney details illegal acts in nuclear projects
A second Westinghouse official tied to the construction of nuclear reactors in South Carolina was recently charged with conspiracy related to the problem-plagued project. Read more.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“The war has exacerbated climate change impacts. For 10 years, over 50 percent of the national budget goes to the war.”
— Noor Ahmad Akhundzadah, “A New Breed of Crisis: War and Warming Collide in Afghanistan,” The New York Times
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