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July 30, 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Yep, Waste Dump Still on Track for Deep-Sixing
    Las Vegas Sun
  • Jordan Seeks to Join Nuclear Energy Club
    Middle East Online
  • Russia: Bushehr Power Plant Likely to Go Online in Months
    Fars News Agency
  • China Seizes Smuggled Metal Bound for North Korea
    Reuters
  • China, U.S. Press North Korea to Rejoin Disarmament Talks
    Global Security Newswire
  • Myanmar Activities Fuel NKorea Nuclear Suspicions: Expert
    Agence France-Presse
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Yep, Waste Dump Still on Track for Deep-Sixing

Lisa Mascaro, Las Vegas Sun
MinutemanAnother sign of the possible demise of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository could be seen Wednesday on the floor of the Senate as the chamber worked its way through the annual energy spending bill for 2010.

The bill, which passed late in the day, reduces funding to develop the radioactive waste dump 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas as part of the Obama administrationís vow to terminate the project.

Jordan Seeks to Join Nuclear Energy Club

Randa Habib, Middle East Online
Jordan is forging ahead with a peaceful nuclear programme that would turn the energy-poor kingdom into an exporter of electricity, nuclear chief Khaled Tukan said.

Russia: Bushehr Power Plant Likely to Go Online in Months

Fars News Agency
The Bushehr nuclear reactor could go online by the end of the year, Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko said.

China Seizes Smuggled Metal Bound for North Korea

Reuters
Chinese border police have seized 70 kg (154 lb) of the strategic metal vanadium bound for North Korea, a local newspaper said on Tuesday, foiling an attempt to smuggle a material used to make missile parts.

China, U.S. Press North Korea to Rejoin Disarmament Talks

Global Security Newswire
The United States yesterday indicated that China, North Korea's most powerful ally, agreed with U.S. officials that Pyongyang should return to six-party denuclearization talks, the Yonhap News Agency reported (see GSN, July 28).

Myanmar Activities Fuel NKorea Nuclear Suspicions: Expert

Agence France-Presse
There is no hard evidence that two of the world's pariah states are sharing nuclear technology, but one US expert says some of Myanmar's activities raise suspicions of such links with North Korea.

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