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Mexico issues alert over stolen and potentially deadly radioactive iridium-192 material Updated Authorities in Mexico have issued an alert in several states after thieves snatched potentially deadly radioactive material used for industrial radiography. The iridium-192, marked X-571, was inside a container when it was stolen on Monday from a truck in Cardenas, a town in southern Tabasco state, the interior ministry said in a statement. "This source is very dangerous to people if it is removed from its container," the statement said. The ministry launched an alert for civil protection authorities in the states of Tabasco, Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca and Veracruz, as well as the federal police, the navy and the army. It said that if not handled with proper protection "this source could cause permanent injuries to the person who handles it or who has been in contact with it for a brief time", believed to be only minutes.

Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan The energy markets of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania lack adequate connections, both between themselves and to other parts of the EU. For instance, the only power links currently between the Baltic States and another EU country are the Estlink 1 and 2 connections between Estonia and Finland. This lack of integration drives up energy prices for consumers and lowers energy security in the region. The Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) aims to fix this by creating a fully functioning and integrated energy market in the region, supported by the necessary infrastructure. BEMIP projects are part of the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP) which means that they have been eligible for over half a billion euros in funding.

Nuclear Power in France (Updated September 2015) France derives about 75% of its electricity from nuclear energy, due to a long-standing policy based on energy security. This share is to be reduced to 50% by 2025.France is the world's largest net exporter of electricity due to its very low cost of generation, and gains over €3 billion per year from this.France has been very active in developing nuclear technology. Reactors and fuel products and services are a major export.It is building its first Generation III reactor.About 17% of France's electricity is from recycled nuclear fuel.

International Atomic Energy Agency The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an international organisation that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. The IAEA was established as an autonomous organisation on 29 July 1957. Though established independently of the United Nations through its own international treaty, the IAEA Statute,[1] the IAEA reports to both the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council. The IAEA has its headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The IAEA has two "Regional Safeguards Offices" which are located in Toronto, Canada, and in Tokyo, Japan. Johnson & Johnson settles Texas lawsuit for $158M Associated Press= AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawsuit in which Texas accused Johnson & Johnson of plundering the state Medicaid program by overstating the safety of an expensive anti-psychotic drug and improperly influencing officials and doctors to push the medication has been settled for $158 million, a subsidiary of the health care giant and state officials announced Thursday. Texas had been seeking up to $1 billion from the drug maker. Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., one of the J&J subsidiaries that had been sued, said in a statement it will pay $158 million in full resolution of all claims in Texas. The settlement represents a resolution to claims brought by Texas for alleged Medicaid overpayment during the years 1994-2008, the company said. "Janssen is committed to ethical business practices, and has policies in place to ensure its products are only promoted for their FDA-approved indications," the company statement said.

Fukushima Accident (Updated August 2015) Following a major earthquake, a 15-metre tsunami disabled the power supply and cooling of three Fukushima Daiichi reactors, causing a nuclear accident on 11 March 2011. All three cores largely melted in the first three days.The accident was rated 7 on the INES scale, due to high radioactive releases over days 4 to 6, eventually a total of some 940 PBq (I-131 eq).Four reactors were written off due to damage in the accident – 2719 MWe net.After two weeks, the three reactors (units 1-3) were stable with water addition and by July they were being cooled with recycled water from the new treatment plant. Official 'cold shutdown condition' was announced in mid-December.Apart from cooling, the basic ongoing task was to prevent release of radioactive materials, particularly in contaminated water leaked from the three units. Eleven reactors at four nuclear power plants in the region were operating at the time and all shut down automatically when the quake hit. Reactor covers

Home {*style:<ul>*} {*style:<li>*} {*style:<h3>*}OPEC Secretary General Barkindo pays inaugural visit to IEA{*style:</h3>*} {*style:<br>*}HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, the recently-appointed Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), visited Paris on Friday to meet with Dr. Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director. {*style:<a href=' more{*style:</a>*} {*style:</li>*} {*style:<li>*} {*style:<h3>*}Iranian President meets with OPEC Secretary General{*style:</h3>*} {*style:<br>*}The Honorable President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, HE Dr. Hassan Rouhani, today met with HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Tehran.

Nuclear weapons testing Nuclear weapons tests are experiments carried out to determine the effectiveness, yield, and explosive capability of nuclear weapons. Throughout the 20th century, most nations that developed nuclear weapons tested them. Testing nuclear weapons can yield information about how the weapons work, as well as how the weapons behave under various conditions and how structures behave when subjected to nuclear explosions. Nuclear testing has often been used as an indicator of scientific and military strength, and many tests have been overtly political in their intention; most nuclear weapons states publicly declared their nuclear status by means of a nuclear test. The first nuclear weapon was detonated as a test by the United States at the Trinity site on July 16, 1945, with a yield approximately equivalent to 20 kilotons of TNT.

ICANN The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN, /ˈaɪkæn/ EYE-kan) is a nonprofit organization that coordinates the Internet's global domain name system. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is a department of ICANN responsible for managing the DNS Root and the numbering system for IP addresses. ICANN was created on September 18, 1998, and incorporated on September 30, 1998.[1] It is headquartered in the Playa Vista section of Los Angeles, California. Leaked Pacific trade pact exempts foreign firms from U.S. law? June 14, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement reacting to a leaked version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact with Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam: “These new trade agreements will place domestic U.S. firms that do not do business overseas at a competitive disadvantage. Based on these leaked documents, foreign firms under this trade pact could conceivably appeal federal regulatory and court rulings against them to an international tribunal with the apparent authority to overrule our sovereignty.

National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Radioactive materials bring major benefits to Australian society through their use in medicine, scientific research, industry, agriculture and technological fields. Medicine Nuclear medicine (link is external) and radiology are the medical techniques and procedures that involve use of radiation or radioactivity to diagnose, treat and prevent disease. What Powers the World? – Gocompare.com How much of the world’s electricity is still reliant on coal, oil and gas? Flick the switches to see where the world would go dark without fossil fuels (FF), which countries rely the most on nuclear (N), and who is using entirely renewable power (R) to keep the lights on. Data on the share of fuel types used to produce electricity in each country was collated from International Energy Organisation. Regional estimates were used for countries where country-specific data wasn’t available.

Nuclear power accidents by country Worldwide, many nuclear accidents have occurred since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Two thirds of these mishaps occurred in the US.[1] The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) has concluded that technical innovation cannot eliminate the risk of human errors in nuclear plant operation. An interdisciplinary team from MIT have estimated that given the expected growth of nuclear power from 2005–2055, at least four serious nuclear power accidents would be expected in that period.[1] Overview[edit] Globally, there have been at least 99 (civilian and military) recorded nuclear power plant accidents from 1952 to 2009 (defined as incidents that either resulted in the loss of human life or more than US$50,000 of property damage, the amount the US federal government uses to define nuclear energy accidents that must be reported), totaling US$20.5 billion in property damages.

International Criminal Court The International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt)[2] is a permanent international tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression (although jurisdiction for the crime of aggression[3] will not be awakened until 2017 at the earliest).[4][5] The ICC was created by the Rome Statute which came into force on 1 July 2002.[6][7] The Court has established itself in The Hague, Netherlands, but its proceedings may take place anywhere.[8] It is intended to complement existing national judicial systems, and may only exercise its jurisdiction when national courts are unwilling or unable to investigate or prosecute such crimes. Trial history to date[edit]

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