'Nuke plant workers exposed to high radiation levels'
Naama Cohen Friedman
Published: 07.12.11, 18:55
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1. Israel Needs 2Join NPT
US Jewish Realist ,   New Jersey, USA   (12.07.11)
Dimona is operating far beyond its design lifespan, plus tons of long lasting nuclear waste. Earthquake potential? The NPT provides global transparency, helps ensure worker/resident/regional safety and shares technology & political info that helps to build trust & build relationships globally. Not smart policy or strategy ...
2. #1 Realist, a lot of good it does vis-a-vis Iran.
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (12.07.11)
3. Dimona is close to 50 years of operation
Zimbi ,   NJUSA   (12.07.11)
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zionist forever   (12.07.11)
Joining the NPT would ban Israel possessing nuclear weapons and that is the only reason this reactor exists for. Even if we could keep the nukes joining the NPT makes everything public removing the ambiguity part of Israeli nuclear policy and so far its ambiguity thats kept arab states that have no great desire nukes from developing them. Olmert almost went on the record that Israel did have nukes and then he got a warning from the Saudi's if Israel does have nuclear weapons we will have to rethink our own policy on developing our own but as long as it doesn't have them then thats ok. The Saudi's are not fools they know the things exist but its diplomatic games. Dimona most certainly should have been retired decades ago until somebody sells Israel a new reactor which it needs if its going to retire this one then it can't be done. What should be done right now is allow Israeli civilian nuclear inspectors to check out Dimona and report on safety because right now its operated and supervised by the military alone. Civilian inspectors are responsible for safety at the smaller Sorek nuclear research center which is even older than Dimona. I think in this case civilian experts should work side by side with the military. Long term israel needs to find somebody who will sell it a new reactor which is twice as hard now thanks to Israel going all out to keep the world looking at Iran's nuclear program.
5. Dimona is run by a bunch of incompetent fools...
Yunan Amram ,   Israel   (12.07.11)
6. Yeah, bring that hero Vanunu back! at least Anat Kam ...
tom ,   tel aviv   (12.08.11)
7. nuclear power plant
Marilyn ,   Usa   (12.08.11)
It's a nuclear power plant and by it's nature it's going to be dangerous.
8. The real reason Israel
Chris   (12.08.11)
doesn't admit to owning nuclear weapons Is the £25billiopn plus the American taxpayer gives to Israel every year. Admit to being a nuclear power and all this is lost as it would be illegal under American Law
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