Key cabinet ministers and the heads of the army, navy, and air force are members of the nuclear authority.
Russia also has a law forbidding the construction of nuclear reactors in seismically active zones—unlike Japan.
Clinging to nuclear weapons in excess of our security needs does not make the United States safer.
Q: Why should Americans not be concerned about the safety of nuclear power after what they've seen in Japan?
Hugo Chávez is now joking with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about nuclear bombs—just weeks after saying the U.S. gave him cancer.
Nevertheless, a nuclear reactor is well beyond such experiences.
I walked through the park, and back to the nuclear propulsion center.
A nuclear attack against the United States would take a high toll of lives.
You have nuclear weapons, something nobody on this planet has.
In a nuclear explosion this all occurs in a millionth of a second with billions of atoms being split.
1846, "of or like the nucleus of a cell," from nucleus + -ar, probably by influence of French nucléaire. Use in atomic physics is from 1914; of weapons, from 1945. Hence nuclear physics (1933), nuclear energy (1941), nuclear war (1954). Nuclear winter coined by Richard Turco, but first attested in article by Carl Sagan in "Parade" magazine, Oct. 30, 1983. General sense of "central" is from 1912. Nuclear family, originally a sociologists' term, is first attested 1949 in "Social Structure," by American anthropologist G.P. Murdock (1897-1985). Alternative adjective nucleal is recorded from 1840.
nuclear nu·cle·ar (nōō'klē-ər, nyōō'-)
Of or forming a nucleus.
Of or relating to atomic nuclei.