29 October 2012 NCB News (9 items)(UNCLASSIFIED)

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> 1. SENATE ACTION TO REPEAL NUCLEAR DETECTION MANDATE POSSIBLE IN LAME DUCK: “The Senate could act as early as next month on legislation to repeal a controversial requirement that 100 percent of U.S.-bound cargo be scanned for illicit nuclear material before it leaves foreign seaports, according to sources closely following the issue.” >
> 2. DEVELOPMENTAL LAB-SECURITY APPARATUS SHELVED AT LOS ALAMOS: “Technical hindrances have prompted the United States to defer the development of a protective mechanism to help secure a plutonium research and processing facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, the Albuquerque Journal reported on Thursday.” >
> 3. IRAN SAID TO NEARLY FINISH NUCLEAR ENRICHMENT PLANT: “Intelligence officials from several countries say Iran in recent weeks has virtually completed an underground nuclear enrichment plant, racing ahead despite international pressure and heavy economic sanctions in what experts say may be an effort to give it leverage in any negotiations with the United States and its allies.” >
> 4. PANETTA SAYS NO SIGNS OF NK’S IMMINENT NUKE TEST YET: “U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Thursday that North Korea is apparently planning for another nuclear test but there is no indication of any imminent action.” >
> 5. LANL PERFORMS TESTS AT JAPANESE SITE: “The cleanup at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may take years, but researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory think they’ve found a way to speed up the process.” >
> 6. WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL LASER BEAMS TO ZAP NUCLEAR WASTE: “The European Union will spend about 700 million euros ($900 million) to build the world’s most powerful lasers, technology that could destroy nuclear waste and provide new cancer treatments.” >
> 7. SIEGE OF BANI WALID: FOREIGN FIGHTERS, PHOSPHOROUS BOMBS AND NERVE GAS – RT SOURCES: “The besieged Libyan city of Bani Walid has been plunged into chaos. RT sources say that the former Gaddafi regime stronghold is under attack by militias bolstered by foreign mercenaries, and they used banned weapons like white phosphorous.” >
> 8. U.S. MILITARY SHOULD FIND A WAY TO HIRE FOREIGN SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, REPORT SAYS: “The U. S. military should consider revising rules that now exclude hiring foreign-born scientists and engineers and make its work more attractive to potential employees, according to a new study on meeting its future workforce needs.” >
> 9. NEW APPROACH TO A RAPID TREATMENT OF MALARIA: “Researchers have identified a new means to eradicate malaria infections by rapidly killing the blood-borne Plasmodium parasites that cause the disease.” >
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