News Stories relating to "radioactive"
Monday, March 10, 2014
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...
Friday, January 10, 2014
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...
Monday, December 2, 2013
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...
Friday, February 15, 2013
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...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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...
Wednesday, January 8, 2003
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...