Articles by Kennette Benedict

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Doomsday Clockwork
Kennette Benedict – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 16 Mar 2015

Over the last 68 years, the Bulletin has reset the minute hand on the Doomsday Clock 21 times, most recently this year when we moved it from five minutes to midnight to three. Every time it is reset, we’re flooded with questions about the internationally recognized symbol. Here are answers to some of the most frequent queries.

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The Road Not Taken: Can Fukushima Put Us on a Path toward Nuclear Transparency?
Kennette Benedict – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 27 Jun 2011

The disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station is a sobering reminder that nuclear power relies on the most dangerous technology on Earth. Despite victories like the creation of the Atomic Energy Commission, and later the Nuclear Regular Commission, the secrecy that began with the Manhattan Project has tended to permeate the civilian nuclear program, as well as the military and defense programs.

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