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Radioactive Contamination has been Detected over Europe, but its Source Remains a Mystery

Last January, France's Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) detection stations began detecting the presence of radioactive iodine-131 in the air across Europe. While the concentrations of the radioactive substance are still well within accepted safety limits, its source remains a mystery, despite numerous investigations...
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U.S. Fears That Terror Groups Could Seize Radioactive Materials

The U.S. and Iraqi authorities have serious concerns that terrorists may be gaining access to nuclear and radioactive materials to use in some form of major terror attack.

A State Department official has revealed that the hard-line terror group, The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known as ISIS or ISIL), has now taken control...
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Fukushima: Are the Official Reports Correct?

It has come to light that readings taken at the Fukushima atomic power plant last year were incorrect, indicating figures that "significantly undercounted" radiation levels.

The news has undermined confidence in the information released by the company so far, and many are asking if the world is being given the facts...
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Weekender:Fukushima - The Real Story

There can be no doubt that the incident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan was one of the worst in history, rivalled only by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Russia in 1986. The damage to the power station was caused by a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11th, 2011, and the Japanese authorities have struggled to...
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Fukushima: A Continuing Threat?

The horrors of the Fukushima nuclear disaster have receded into the background for many as it no longer dominates the headlines, but in reality the threat continues and is being perpetuated by further incidents of adverse weather.

Typhoons hitting Japan have been contributing to the spread of radioactive substances leaking from the...
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Radioactive Pots and Pans

How would you like radioactive metal from nuclear weapons facilities to be recycled for use in consumer goods like silverware, pots and pans, eye glasses, zippers, kid's braces, and even pacemakers and artificial hip joints? This practice was banned in 2000, but if the US Department of Energy gets its way, it will be reimplemented...
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Thanks to the Japanese Meltdown, We're Ready

We're prepared not only for a possible nuclear power plant meltdown of our own, but we're also more prepared for a terrorist "dirty bomb." The amount of radiation released during the Fukushima nuclear disaster was so great that the level...
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Radioactive Bird Doo

Bird Doo dropping onto an island near the Arctic could be putting radioactive isotopes into the food chain. Researchers think this is the explanation for the high levels of radioactivity they found in plants there. Birds get the radioactive material from fish that become radioactive due to nuclear waste dumping in the ocean. Also, radioactive...

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