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9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Hot Springs

Calls in South Korea for nuclear weapons as parliamentary poll looms

SEOUL (Reuters) - A senior figure in South Korea’s conservative ruling party said on Monday his country should have nuclear weapons, as concern over how to respond to rising tensions with North Korea loomed as an election issue ahead of parliamentary polls in April.<p>South Korean President Park …

North Korea

Indian Point Contaminates the Hudson River With Uncontrollable Radioactive Flow

For more than a decade, it has been impossible for operators of the Indian Point nuclear power plant to stop highly radioactive reactor and spent fuel pool coolant from leaking into the groundwater and migrating to the Hudson River.<p>And despite assurances from Entergy that this time will be …

As U.S. pressure mounts, China talks up prospect of N. Korea sanctions that ‘bite’

By Simon Denyer<p>, Bureau chief<p>BEIJING — The threat of an American missile defense system being stationed in South Korea appears to have concentrated minds in Beijing on how to punish Pyongyang.<p>China now seems ready to support limited United Nations sanctions against North Korea over a recent nuclear …