An FBI agent testified last week that he believed that Texas Tech University professor Thomas Butler was lying about stolen plague sample from his laboratory from almost the onset of the bureau’s investigation into the incident, according to Washington Times (see GSN, Oct. 28).
In the latest public U.S. intelligence analysis of North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability, the CIA has told Congress that Pyongyang has produced “one or two simple fission-type nuclear weapons” and that the bombs can be expected to work properly even if North Korea does not test the complete systems (see GSN, Nov. 7).
WASHINGTON — North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction remain the subject of speculation, guesswork and rough estimates, but the secretive nation has probably developed both nuclear and chemical weapons, according to a panel of experts who spoke here Friday at a forum sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (see GSN ...
Iranian officials dismissed an International Atomic Energy Agency report circulated this week that concludes that Tehran concealed an extensive nuclear program for years, Reuters reported today. The report, however, says the agency has not discovered evidence of a nuclear weapons program (see GSN, Nov. 12).
WASHINGTON — U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said Monday that he was “confident” that the Energy Department would meet a December 2004 deadline for the next stage in the department’s efforts to build a long-term nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada (see GSN, Nov. 6).
The Indian Navy’s NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) Defense School is preparing to expand to better train Indian military personnel to respond to WMD attacks, the Express News Service reported today.
The U.S. Senate yesterday passed the fiscal 2004 billion defense authorization bill, which included a provision lifting a 10-year-old federal ban on research into low-yield nuclear weapons, the Associated Press reported (see GSN, Nov. 12).
Washington officials and two members of Congress yesterday conducted a tour of the decontaminated Brentwood Road postal facility, which was tainted with anthrax during the 2001 anthrax attacks, according to the Associated Press (see GSN, June 23).
Two teams of U.S. Energy Department-funded scientists have discovered that buried spent fuel rods could experience previously unknown chemical reactions — a finding that could affect the department’s plans to build a long-term nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, the San Francisco Chronicle reported today (see GSN, Nov. 12).