Showing posts with label radiation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label radiation. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

NASA to test Israeli radiation protection vest on Orion mission

radiation protection vest
The US space agency NASA will launch an Israeli-produced radiation protection vest into space as part of its last test flight of Orion spacecraft before manned missions begin, Israel said Tuesday.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

‘Global Consequences’ of Lethal Radiation Leak at Destroyed Japan Nuclear Plant

Fukushima nuclear power plant
Lethal levels of radiation have been observed inside Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. And they are arguably way higher than you suspect.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Radiation levels spike amid wildfire in Ukraine's Chernobyl exclusion zone

Ukraine’s ministry of environment on Thursday detected radiation levels 2.5 times above average after a wildfire approached a nuclear waste storage facility in Ukraine’s Chernobyl exclusion zone, the area most affected by the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Japan workers exposed to dangerous radiation in lab

Japan’s nuclear energy agency said Wednesday that five employees have been exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation after a bag containing plutonium broke apart during a routine inspection.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Emergency declared at US Hanford nuclear waste site after tunnel collapse

The US Department of Energy has declared an emergency at the Hanford, Washington nuclear waste storage site, after a cave-in of a tunnel used to store radioactive materials and equipment.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ukraine, Belarus leaders mark Chernobyl anniversary

The presidents of Ukraine and Belarus toured the site of the Chernobyl plant to mark 31 years since the world's worst civil nuclear accident spewed radiation across Europe.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Robot Successfully Reports Killer Radiation Levels Inside Fukushima Reactor

Tokyo Electric on Sunday confirmed lethally high radiation levels inside the primary containment vessel (PCV) of the heavily damaged unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Japan’s TEPCO finds possible nuclear fuel debris

The operator of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant may have finally found a portion of nuclear fuel debris responsible for a lot of the lingering contamination from six years ago. If confirmed, it will dramatically improve clean-up efforts.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Fukushima Radiation Reaches US West Coast, Cesium-134 Found in Canadian Salmon

Cesium-134, the fingerprint of seaborne radiation from the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan, has been detected on the West Coast of the United States for the first time, as well as in Canadian salmon.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Ukraine to cover destroyed Chernobyl reactor with confinement soon

Ukraine will cover the destroyed Chernobyl reactor No.4 with a new protective confinement -- the Arch, in the near future, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Ostap Semerak announced on Thursday.

Friday, October 30, 2015

WMO plays down fears over ozone hole

The United Nations weather and climate agency said yesterday there was no cause for alarm about a record-size hole this month in the ozone layer, that shields life on earth from the sun, as it should shrink again.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

First Fukushima worker diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer

A former Fukushima nuclear plant worker has been diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer, Japanese authorities said Tuesday, in the first such confirmation more than four years after the worst atomic accident in a generation.

Ecologistas españoles piden a EEUU compensación por la radiactividad de Palomares

Ecologistas en Acción ha exigido este lunes en un comunicado que se hagan públicos los términos del acuerdo firmado esta mañana entre España y Estados Unidos para limpiar el territorio contaminado de Palomares (sur de España).

Monday, October 19, 2015

Spain, US reach accord to clean up nuclear accident site

Washington and Madrid have reached a new agreement in principle for the United States to clean up land contaminated by radiation from un-detonated nuclear bombs that accidentally fell on a site in Spain in 1966, a joint statement said Monday.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Wild animals have returned to Chernobyl despite radiation

Nearly 30 years after the world's largest nuclear accident, the Chernobyl site now looks less like a disaster zone and more like a nature preserve, teeming with elk, roe deer, red deer, wild boar, and wolves, researchers said Monday.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Japan lifts evacuation order for radiation-hit Fukushima town

The Japanese government Saturday lifted the evacuation order for the first town near the crippled Fukushima reactors, more than four years after ordering mass relocations near the tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ukrainian rescuers fail to put out fire in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Rescuers have been unable to extinguish fire in the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear plant for the third day in a row, Ukraine’s State Emergency Service said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Chernobyl NPP wildfire fully put out. Radiation levels in the fire zone and Kiev are normal (Ukraine's Emergencies State Service)

The forest wildfire that broke out in the Chernobyl NPP Exclusion Zone has been fully put out, the press service of Ukraine's Emergencies State Service said on Wednesday.

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