Articles by H. Josef Hebert



U.S. Details Secret Nuclear Shipment to Mayak

  • 24 October 08
  • The Associated Press
More than 154 kilograms of weapons-grade uranium was transported secretly over thousands of kilometers by truck, rail and ship on a monthlong trip from a research reactor in Budapest, Hungary, to a facility in Russia so it could be more closely protected against possible theft, U.S. officials revealed Wednesday.

2 Plutonium Reactors Will Close Early

  • 04 February 08
  • The Associated Press
wo of Russia's plutonium-producing reactors may be closed six months ahead of schedule, a major milestone in U.S. nuclear nonproliferation efforts, a senior Energy Department official said.

U.S. Audit Says Aid for Scientists Misspent

  • 14 January 08
  • The Associated Press
A U.S. economic aid program to keep Russian scientists from selling weapons information to terrorists apparently funneled much of the money to researchers who never claimed to have a background in nuclear, chemical or biological programs, a congressional report said Friday.

U.S. Audit Says Aid for Scientists Misspent

  • 14 January 08
  • The Associated Press
A U.S. economic aid program to keep Russian scientists from selling weapons information to terrorists apparently funneled much of the money to researchers who never claimed to have a background in nuclear, chemical or biological programs, a congressional report said Friday.

Deal Sealed to Dispose of Plutonium Stocks

  • 20 November 07
  • The Associated Press
U.S. and Russian officials have reached an agreement on how to dispose safely of 34 tons of Russian weapons-grade plutonium, overcoming a major hurdle in a joint nuclear-nonproliferation effort that at times has been close to falling apart.

Deal Sealed to Dispose of Plutonium Stocks

  • 20 November 07
  • The Associated Press
U.S. and Russian officials have reached an agreement on how to dispose safely of 34 tons of Russian weapons-grade plutonium, overcoming a major hurdle in a joint nuclear-nonproliferation effort that at times has been close to falling apart.

U.S. and Russia Sign Plutonium Protocol

  • 18 September 06
  • The Associated Press
The United States and Russia have resolved a major hurdle in their negotiations to dispose of tons of excess plutonium, announcing an agreement on a severe liability issue that has stymied the program for years.

Plutonium Program Founders 6 Years On

  • 25 July 06
  • The Associated Press
The project sheds light on how difficult negotiations between the United States and Russia can become.

Watchdog Pries Open Cheney Energy Papers

  • 21 July 03
  • The Associated Press
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force appeared to have some interest in early 2001 in Iraq's oil industry, including which foreign companies were pursuing business there, according to documents released by a private watchdog group.

U.S. Debates Ethanol as Alternative Energy Source

  • 04 June 03
  • The Associated Press
U.S. politicians are hailing ethanol, a corn-based gasoline additive, as a boon to the environment and a way to reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil.

U.S.: Russia's Nukes Might Be Vulnerable

  • 26 March 03
  • The Associated Press
Russia should provide broader access to its sites containing nuclear or biological material if a U.S. program to keep such material out of the hands of terrorists is to be successful, says a U.S. congressional report.

Panel Urges $30 b to Safeguard Nuclear Stockpile

  • 10 January 01
  • The Associated Press
A blue-ribbon panel is urging the United States to spend $30 billion over the next decade to help Russia secure its nuclear materials, or risk a ""potential for catastrophic consequences.""

Russia, U.S. Agree to Protect Polar Bears

  • 17 October 00
  • The Associated Press
The United States and Russia were to sign an agreement Monday to increase protection of polar bears.

Oil Prices Hurt U.S., But Less Than in 1970s

Inquiry: FBI China Spy Case Flawed

$12Bln Uranium Deal Soldiers On

Fuel Efficiency Is Out As Drivers Prefer Style

Clinton Proposes Greenhouse Plan

U.S. to Start Burning Weapon-Grade Fuel

Chernobyl Aid Deal Divides G-7 Leaders