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  Dimona travel guide - Wikitravel
Dimona is a small town in the north-eastern Negev desert of Israel.
Dimona is mostly known for the nearby nuclear research facility, which according to various unofficial publications is the home of Israel's nuclear weapons program.
Dimona was originally populated with immigrants from North Africa.
wikitravel.org /en/Dimona   (189 words)

  
  Dimona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dimona is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, 36 kilometers to the south of Beer-Sheva and 35 kilometers west of the Dead Sea in the Southern District of Israel.
Dimona was one among several "development towns" that were created in the 1950s at the initiative of David Ben-Gurion.
Dimona itself was conceived in 1953, and settled in 1955, mostly by new immigrants from Northern Africa, who also constructed the city's houses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dimona   (363 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Dimona
The purpose of Dimona is widely assumed to be the manufacturing of nuclear weapons, and the majority of defence experts have concluded that it does in fact do that.
The Dimona reactor went on-line some time between 1962 and 1964, and with the enriched uranium produced there, perhaps together with some enriched uranium outright stolen from the USA, the Israel Defence Forces most probably had their first nuclear weapons ready before the Six-Day War.
Dimona's reactor is currently defended by batteries of Patriot missiles[?] in anticipation of strikes by Iraq.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/di/Dimona   (618 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Dimona
Dimona is the center of the Black Hebrews, a small religious community that lives according to their own special rules.
The Dimona reactor went on-line some time between 1962 and 1964, and with the plutonium produced there, perhaps together with some enriched uranium acquired through mysterious means (see Plumbat Operation), the Israel Defence Forces most probably had their first nuclear weapons ready before the Six-Day War.
Dimona's reactor was defended by batteries of Patriot missiles in anticipation of strikes from Iraq in 2002–3.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Dimona   (853 words)

  
 Negev Nuclear Research Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[1] The purpose of Dimona is widely assumed to be the manufacturing of nuclear weapons, and the majority of defense experts have concluded that it does in fact do that.
The Dimona reactor went on-line some time between 1962 and 1964, and with the plutonium produced there, perhaps together with enriched uranium (see Plumbat Operation), the Israel Defence Forces most probably had their first nuclear weapons ready before the Six-Day War.
Dimona's reactor was defended by batteries of Patriot missiles in anticipation of strikes from Iraq in 2002 to 2003.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Negev_Nuclear_Research_Center   (584 words)

  
 Arms Control Association: Arms Control Today
Closer to the Dimona reactor, the release could generate substantially higher doses, risking the health of the nearby communities and the thousands of workers at the site, in addition to the emergency response teams who, at Chernobyl, bore the brunt of the most acute radiological impacts.
In sum, because of Dimona’s relatively small size and remote location, only in the worst cases are populations in the hundreds or more found to be at risk, distributed over a large fraction of the Israeli and Palestinian population.
For the Dimona calculations, iodine-131 releases of 1.7 percent, 4.4 percent, and 9.4 percent of the Chernobyl releases were estimated for Dimona operating powers of 26 MWt, 70 MWt and 150 MWt, respectively.
www.armscontrol.org /act/2008_05/Dimona.asp   (4166 words)

  
 Dimona - Introduction
The Dimona heavy water reactor and an installation for processing irradiated fuel are used to produce weapons-grade nuclear material.
Since the facility was constructed in the late 1950's the surrounding land has been altered to sustain groves of palms and gardens positioned to obscure the facility from the road and air.
The Dimona facility was constructed in secret and is not under international inspection safeguards.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/world/israel/dimona.htm   (1026 words)

  
 Subzero Blue: Dimona: The Threat
Dimona, the Israeli nuclear reactor located in the Negev desert is a terror haunting Jordan and Israel's other neighbouring countries.
In fact, Israel is least threatened by Dimona, having its population living in the north far from the reactor.
As for the waste products resulting from nuclear enrichment operations in Dimona reactor, it's buried in areas near the Palestinian Authority controlled territories, as well as Jordanian and Egyptian ones, especially in those areas where the flow of aquifer water and direction of the wind is not in Israel's favor.
www.subzeroblue.com /archives/2004/08/dimona_the_threat.html   (582 words)

  
 Heavy Water Cheaters
Dimona is widely assumed to be both cooled and moderated by heavy water.
Dimona uses twice as much moderator as cool-ant, so multiplying its cooling capacity would not mean multiplying its need for heavy water by the same amount.
Therefore, after declaring the water to be Norwegian, Israel could not use it in Dimona without putting the reactor's plutonium under inspection—or at least a fraction of it equal to the fraction of the reactor's heavy water that came from Norway.
www.wisconsinproject.org /pubs/articles/1987/heavywatercheaters.htm   (6904 words)

  
 Israeli MP: Dimona reactor poses real threat   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Knesset Member Gal-on’s comments came in response to the inspection visit paid last Sunday to Dimona by members of the Knesset's foreign affairs and security committee, who claimed that the reactor was safe.
Dimona is located in the Negev desert and is considered one of Israel’s most secret sites, where it forbids any photography.
Moreover, several studies by specialized Israeli centers confirmed that radioactive and nuclear radiations were leaking out of Dimona due to malfunctions attributed to the expiration of its hypothetic age.
www.palestinemonitor.org /new_web/dimona_reactor_poses_threat.htm   (335 words)

  
 Dimona’s Buried Nuclear Waste Spreads Cancer and Sterility in Southern Hebron and Negev
It was recently revealed that five Israeli families lost their sons who worked in Dimona reactor, and they filed charges in the Central Court in Tel Aviv against the Israeli government and the reactor's administration, demanding compensations for the cancer that killed those workers due to radiation exposure.
The simplest radiation leak resulting from Dimona reactor is that of the depleted Uranium, which is of catastrophic implications, as it is considered one of the heavy elements that ruin kidney, liver and respiratory system functions, leading to death.
Among the examples that might be shown to indicate the amount of damage caused to the Palestinians due to any nuclear meltdown, the explosion that occurred in the pesticide factory in the city of Al Majdal (Ashkelon), where the stench of the pesticides reached Palestinian cities and towns due to thermal turnover and wind.
www.xs4all.nl /~stgvisie/VISIE/dimona.html   (3047 words)

  
 Israel’s Dimona reactor claims lives of its personnel -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Employees at Israel’s secret nuclear facility, Dimona, said that it is claiming the lives of its personnel and accused its management of ignoring their health conditions.
The paper added that Dimona’s employees accused its management of ignoring their health conditions, and added that they set up a committee that aims at examining the spread of cancer among the personnel.
It also reported that several employees died of cancer, noting that authorities of the reactor denied that their death was related to the radiation activities conducted in the facility.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_ID=6967   (675 words)

  
 Comic Book Resources - CBR News: Talking With Amitai Sandy about Israeli Comics and Dimona Comix Group
CBR News sat down for a chat with Dimona group member Amita Sandy to learn more about what they're working on, when you'll be able to see their product in the United States and what the comics market is like in Israel.
Dimona began back in 2002 by Jan Feindt, a German illustrator and comics artist who studied at the Shenkar academy with some of the women in the group.
They published a third "Dimona" anthology as well as the original graphic novel "Shirley." As a whole, the group decided to invest more time into the narrative side of their comics, so, with the guidance of Uri Baruchin, the group embarked on a script-writing workshop.
www.comicbookresources.com /news/newsitem.cgi?id=5171   (2888 words)

  
 Dimona - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A development town, it was founded in 1955 and named for ancient Dimonah, which was located nearby.
Because of its capacity as a site for nuclear weapons, Dimona was a target of Iraqi missiles in the Persian Gulf War.
Dimona and German city mark 30 years of friendship
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-dimona.html   (173 words)

  
 Dimona
Der Artikel Dimona gehört zur Kategorie: Ort in Israel, Negev
Bekannt ist Dimona in erster Linie wegen seines Atomreaktors im Negev Nuclear Research Center, der 15 Kilometer entfernt mit französischer Hilfe erbaut wurde.
Alle Autobusse vom Landeszentrum nach Eilat machen Halt in Dimona.
www.xn--enzyklopdie-s8a.de /Dimona.html   (338 words)

  
 Imagery Analysis Report - Dimona - Israel Special Weapons
The Dimona nuclear reactor, in operation since early 1965, is the source of plutonium for Israeli nuclear weapons.
The cooling towers associated with the Dimona reactor are clearly visible and identifiable in satellite imagery.
It has long been reported that Dimona is defended from aerial attack by a battery of Hawk anti-aircraft missiles, and a complex possibly associated with such defenses is evident in the satellite imagery.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/world/israel/dimona_pir.html   (814 words)

  
 Unlike Dimona, Iran's Bushehr Reactor Not Useful for Weapons-Grade Plutonium
Too, the Dimona reactor can be refueled "on line," i.e., irradiated fuel bundles can be removed while the reactor continues to run.
Finally, reprocessing of the fuel pins to extract the plutonium is comparatively easy in the case of Dimona because the radioactivity level is relatively low.
The contrast between the Dimona reactor and the one being built at Bushehr is telling.
www.wrmea.com /archives/sept03/0309028.html   (1684 words)

  
 Dimona bombing: Suicide attack in Israel first in a year | csmonitor.com
Dimona bombing: Suicide attack in Israel first in a year
Worry: Women in Dimona, Israel, react to a Feb. 4 attack by a Palestinian suicide bomber.
Dimona, mostly known as a hardscrabble desert town riddled with poverty, had never seen an incidence of terrorism.
www.csmonitor.com /2008/0205/p12s01-wome.html   (800 words)

  
 Scoop: Dimona Reactor… a Mystery Threatening Middle East
It was recently revealed that five Israeli families lost their sons who worked in Dimona reactor, and they filed charges in the Central Court in Tel Aviv against the Israeli government and the reactor's administration, demanding compensations for the cancer that killed those workers due to radiation exposure.
The simplest radiation leak resulting from Dimona reactor is that of the depleted Uranium, which is of catastrophic implications, as it is considered one of the heavy elements that ruin kidney, liver and respiratory system functions, leading to death.
Among the examples that might be shown to indicate the amount of damage caused to the Palestinians due to any nuclear meltdown, the explosion that occurred in the pesticide factory in the city of Al Majdal (Ashkelon), where the stench of the pesticides reached Palestinian cities and towns due to thermal turnover and wind.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/WO0309/S00228.htm   (3244 words)

  
 Nuclear Weapons - Israel
As early as 8 December 1960, the CIA issued a report outlining Dimona's implications for nuclear proliferation, and the CIA station in Tel Aviv had determined by the mid-1960s that the Israeli nuclear weapons program was an established and irreversible fact.
United States inspectors visited Dimona seven times during the 1960s, but they were unable to obtain an accurate picture of the activities carried out there, largely due to tight Israeli control over the timing and agenda of the visits.
If this figure corresponded with the steady-state capacity of the entire Dimona facility, analysts suggested that the reactor might have a power level of at least 150 megawatts, about twice the power level at which is was believed to be operating around 1970.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/israel/nuke   (2500 words)

  
 Bao Technologies - DIMONA
The aim of DIMONA is to notify the NOSS of the start and of the end of employment before they actually occur.
Bao DIMONA strictly adheres to the standards established by the NOSS.
The first release of Bao DIMONA is scheduled for the end of April 2002.
www.baotec.com /dimona.html   (409 words)

  
 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: )
's infamous Dimona nuclear reactor is posing a grave threat to the life of Israeli citizens, those of neighboring countries and even to birds, according to Palestinian sources and Israeli reports.
For his part, Sakr Abu Saalouk, spokesman for the Araar town, located near the Dimona reactor said that the Arab residents are suffering from different kinds of diseases as well as high rates of infertility.
He told IslamOnline.net that the Dimona reactor was built 50 years ago which means that it has become very old and Israel no longer hides this, that is why it distributes anti-radiation pills among the citizens.
www.islamonline.net /English/News/2004-08/24/article08.shtml   (673 words)

  
 Israel: Plutonium Production
Vanunu also said that Dimona had been producing 40 kilograms of plutonium per year for some time before he arrived in 1977.
If the reactor at Dimona was unusually efficient (i.e., producing more than 1 gram of plutonium per megawatt day) and ran for as many as 300 days per year, the 40 kilograms could have been produced with a peak power of sightly more than 100MWt.
It is impossible to estimate the exact size of Israel's arsenal without knowing Dimona's true operating history and the characteristics of Israeli nuclear weapon designs.
www.wisconsinproject.org /countries/israel/plut.html   (701 words)

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