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‘Tired mountain syndrome’? North Korea’s nuclear test site may have it

“Earthquakes also occurred at the United States’ nuclear test site in Nevada after detonations there” writes Anna Fifield for sun-sentinel.com. The mountain visibly shifted during the last nuclear test, an enormous detonation that was recorded as a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in North Korea’s northeast.North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests since 2006, all of them in tunnels burrowed deep under Mount Mantap at a site known as the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility.Have North Korea’s nuclear tests become so big that they have altered the geological structure of the land?.  Source: sun-sentinel.com…

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Nuclear war: What is ‘nuclear winter,’ and how likely is it?

“How does nuclear radiation affect the body?” writes unknown author for thedailyjournal.com. And in the seven decades since Japan was bombed, what have we learned about the human cost of nuclear war and the lasting dangers of radiation exposure?. Wellerstein explains that atomic bombs work by nuclear fission, splitting heavy atoms of enriched uranium or plutonium.What would a modern nuclear war look like?. As long as the weapons are around, as long as they’re out there, we should have some part of our brain assigned to the idea that this…

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North Korea ‘months away’ from being able to strike US, CIA chief says

“CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities” writes Tomohiro Ohsumi for cnbc.com. North Korea, which started its nuclear program decades ago, has accelerated its weapons tests.”They are close enough now in their capabilities that from a U.S. policy perspective we ought to behave as if we are on the cusp of them achieving” their objective of being able to strike the United States, Pompeo told a national security forum in Washington. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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North Korea ‘on the cusp’ of achieving full nuclear weapons capability, says CIA director 

“The United States must prepare for North Korea taking the “final step” to developing an intercontinental nuclear strike capability, the head of the CIA has warned” writes Alex Sutherland for telegraph.co.uk. Mike Pompeo, director of the CIA, said Kim Jong-un’s government appeared to be on the brink of developing a nuclear weapons that would be able to hit the United States. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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John Kerry: Ending Iran nuclear deal would worsen North Korea situation

“More from Aol.com: Hillary Clinton attacks Trump’s handling of Iran, North Korea Haley says US to stay in Iran nuclear deal ‘right now’ Danger of war, Germany warns after Trump’s move on Iran nuclear deal” writes Stephanie Nebehay for aol.com. The nuclear deal places Iran under tough restraints, including inspections, round-the-clock surveillance and tracking every ounce of uranium produced, Kerry said.GENEVA, Oct 20 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump risks driving Iran towards nuclear proliferation and worsening a standoff with North Korea if Washington ends a nuclear deal with Tehran,…

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North Korean mountain hosting nuclear tests may be exhausted

“Have North Korea’s nuclear tests become so big that they’ve altered the geological structure of the land?” writes Anna Fifield for independent.co.uk. North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests since 2006, all of them in tunnels burrowed deep under Mount Mantap at a site known as the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility.Instead, the US kept using the site until a nuclear test moratorium took effect in 1992.Earthquakes also occurred at the US’s nuclear test site in Nevada after detonations there. “The experience we had from the Nevada test site and decades…

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John Kerry slams Trump’s handling of Iran, North Korea

“The nuclear deal places Iran under tough restraints, including inspections, round-the-clock surveillance and tracking every ounce of uranium produced, Kerry said” writes Stephanie Nebehay for businessinsider.com. GENEVA (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump risks driving Iran towards nuclear proliferation and worsening a standoff with North Korea if Washington ends a nuclear deal with Tehran, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said late on Thursday.Ending the deal could lead to Iran hiding fissile production facilities “deep in a mountain where we have no insight”. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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North Korea has been threatening an aboveground nuclear detonation — here’s how it could go down

“North Korea has tested a thermonuclear device and tested intercontinental and intermediate-range ballistic missiles but never demonstrated its ability to combine the two” writes Alex Lockie for businessinsider.sg. Tong Zhao, a leading expert on North Korea at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Nuclear Policy Program in Beijing, told Business Insider that if North Korea does detonate a nuclear bomb over the Pacific, “the Chinese position to North Korea can be fundamentally changed.” Ultimately Zhao doubts that North Korea would pull such a stunt, given it relies on outside help…

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‘North Korea issue is different this time,’ warns Singapore prime minister

“What’s different this time is that North Korea has more nuclear weapons … so the risks are higher,” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in an interview with CNBC on Thursday” writes Issei Kato for cnbc.com. That’s left South Korea and Japan — seen as Kim’s likeliest targets — weighing various security options, including the deployment of American tactical nuclear weapons in both countries.Pyongyang’s ongoing nuclear aggression may potentially result in South Korea and Japan hosting nuclear weapons on their own turf, a scenario that would have wide-ranging negative consequences,…

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