NRC Says Mox Plant Is Safe Same Day Worker Is Electrocuted

The same week a construction worker was electrocuted the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given the green light to the safety of a controversial plant under construction at the Savannah River Site. The the Department of Energy the plant claims will fabricate nuclear fuel from weapons grade plutonium now accumulating at the Savannah River Site.

The $5 billion dollar Mox plant is being built by the French government supported company Areva in partnership with a New Orleans based company Shaw. The construction effort has been marred by serious accidents, charges of racial discrimination and use of sub-standard steel and cement at the facility which is supposed to begin production 2016. But the biggest setback for the would be plant is that it has no utility customers willing to buy its fuel. Duke Power, once a partner in the project, dropped out when a fuel array tested in a company reactor failed. .

Read more at http://www.hss.energy.gov/CSA/Analysis/ll/occur/080910-081310.pdf

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/08/26/1644704/nrc-allows-mox-construction-to.html

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Rogue Navy Drone Tries to Penetrate Closed Airspace in Washington

The Navy has proven over the decades it will buy just about anything a defense contractor can think to sell them. That is why the Navy now has six 13 foot long ten foot high unmanned helicopter drones based on its ships. Recently one of the drones went AWOL and headed right for Washington, DC’s restricted airspace. Yeah the drone went rogue. The good news is the Navy managed to land the contraption before it harmed anyone. It could have been worse, say a CIA drone with a hellfire missile on board that decided it wasn’t coming in from the cold. You can read more at http://www.tgdaily.com/security-features/51266-us-navy-drone-goes-awol-over-dc

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NYT: Key Karzai Aide in Corruption Inquiry Is Linked to C.I.A.

A key aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who is at the center of a government corruption investigation, is on the CIA payroll, according to The New York Times. At the same time the US government tries to stop public corruption in Afghanistan, it supports the officials involved.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/world/asia/26kabul.html?_r=1&hp

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