Water exposed to radiation from Japan’s wrecked Fukushima atomic plant will reach the U.S. at safe levels, the chairwoman of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said as the first isotopes linked to the plant near the West Coast.
Of all the details about the historic deal limiting Iran’s nuclear program, announced early this morning in Geneva, the most salient one may be its scope: It is intended to last for only six months. The focus should now turn to forging a permanent agreement to prevent Iran from ever obtaining nuclear weapons.
Iran’s accord with world powers to limit its nuclear program in exchange for as much as $7 billion in relief from sanctions left Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani the task of selling the deal to critics.
World powers resume negotiations today toward an interim accord to limit Iran’s nuclear program in the face of Israeli objections, as the U.S. vowed to stand firm on oil and banking sanctions and punish violators.