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October 21, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Iran Reports Higher Amount of Enriched Uranium
    Associated Press
  • U.K. to Reduce Nuclear Warhead Numbers
    Global Security Newswire
  • Story of B-53 'Bunker Buster' is a Lesson in Managing Nuclear Weapons
    The Washington Post
  • Obama Backs Venezuela's Right to Nuclear Energy
    Agence France-Presse
  • Colombia Opens Nuclear Security Center
    Colombia Reports
  • Japan Atomic Delays Construction Start of Two Reactors
    Reuters
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Iran Reports Higher Amount of Enriched Uranium

Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press
SalehiIran said Wednesday it has almost doubled its stockpile of uranium that the country began enriching to higher levels earlier this year in defiance of U.N. demands to halt the program.

Nuclear chief Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi said Iran now has 30 kilograms, or about 66 pounds, of uranium enriched to 20 percent - almost twice the amount reported in June.
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U.K. to Reduce Nuclear Warhead Numbers

Global Security Newswire
The United Kingdom intends to curtail its count of nuclear warheads as part of sweeping military austerity cuts announced yesterday, Agence France-Presse reported.
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Story of B-53 'Bunker Buster' is a Lesson in Managing Nuclear Weapons

Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
Outside of the nuclear weapons communities, little notice was paid last week to the announcement that authorization had finally come through to begin dismantling the last of the minivan-size B-53s, the most powerful thermonuclear bombs ever deployed in the active U.S. stockpile.
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Obama Backs Venezuela's Right to Nuclear Energy

Agence France-Presse
US President Barack Obama said he had no objection to Venezuela developing nuclear power for civilian energy purposes, days after Caracas and Moscow signed a landmark deal.
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Colombia Opens Nuclear Security Center

Colombia Reports
Colombia's police on Tuesday opened a National Nuclear Security Center to "detect and respond to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction," in response to alleged FARC plans to purchase uranium.
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Japan Atomic Delays Construction Start of Two Reactors

Reuters
Electricity wholesaler Japan Atomic Power Co said on Thursday it would delay the October start of construction of two reactors at its Tsuruga nuclear plant in northern Japan due to safety checks.
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