Plutonium Experiments

A series of experiments carried out during the 1940s, in which 18 civilian hospital patients were injected with plutonium to learn more about its effects on the body
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Hyatt now is working on optimizing the vitrification process to support full-scale demonstration and plans future investigation of small-scale plutonium experiments, the university reports.
Hiroshima, May 26 (ANI): Japanese city Hiroshima has reset its peace clock following plutonium experiments carried out by the United States.
A paper whose 1993 revelations of Cold War-era plutonium experiments on people won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, the Trib was one of the last of its kind, where writers spent as much time plotting crusades as they did pondering leads.
The two sides also agreed on how "to resolve remaining issues regarding Iran's past plutonium experiments", appointing new inspectors in the place of those banned by Iran earlier this year and finalising ways of fuller IAEA supervision of uranium enrichment activities.
But the agency discovered suspicious activity, including plutonium experiments and long-secret efforts to develop enrich uranium.
North Korea has balked at resuming the talks, citing the United States' ''hostile policies'' against it and South Korea's recent admission that it carried out uranium enrichment and plutonium experiments in the past.
The sources noted that the production of the shells might raise further questions about the country's plutonium experiments. South Korea is known to have produced a miniscule amount of plutonium by applying neutrons to 2.5 kg of depleted uranium in 1982.
Her findings led to a series of Tribune articles in November 1993 about the plutonium experiments.
When the first stories of the plutonium experiments, conducted on eighteen hospital patients between 1945 and 1947, were revealed in Eileen Welsome's stories in the Albuquerque Tribune, it appeared that another story was to be added to the research ethics curriculum and to our list of "classic cases." When President Clinton announced the formation of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments the status of this case was upgraded from one of an interesting footnote to one that gained the attention of the executive branch of the U.S.
Most of what the public now knows about the plutonium experiments was uncovered by Albuquerque Tribune reporter Eileen Welsome, who won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting on April 12, 1994.
They had agreed to hold their fourth meeting by the end of September, but the talks failed to materialize because North Korea refused to attend it, citing America's ''hostile policies'' against it and South Korea's recent admission that uranium enrichment and plutonium experiments were conducted in the past.
A senior official at the Japanese Foreign ministry said recently Pyongyang has reservations over the resumption of the talks also because of recent revelations of South Korea's past covert uranium enrichment and plutonium experiments.

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