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Radiation Sensors in Major U.S. Cities Turned Off Because They Don’t Work via The Wall Street Journal

By JOHN R. EMSHWILLER and GARY FIELDS A national radiation-monitoring system enhanced after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks isn’t working as intended, with nearly three-quarters of stations not checking for a type of radiation in real time, including ones … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Map Radiation? Bento Boxes Stuffed With Geiger Counters via Gizmodo

Back in 2011, a team of volunteers crammed Geiger counters into bento-shaped boxes to map the radiation following the Fukushima meltdown. It turned into the biggest collection of radiation data in history. Next up: tackling air pollution. The nonprofit, formed … Continue reading

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UK-built drone to map Fukushima nuclear fallout via WIRED.Co.UK

A drone designed to scan disaster sites and nuclear plants for signs of radiation has been jointly awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award. James MacFarlane and his winning team at the University of Bristol will use … Continue reading

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Kelp Watch 2014: Cal State Long Beach marine biologists look at effects of Fukushima fallout via the Long-Beach Press Telegram

LONG BEACH >> Researchers from Cal State Long Beach on Thursday gathered their first samples of kelp during a 90-minute excursion past Long Beach’s breakwater to study the impact of radioactive contamination from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. … Continue reading

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To allay Fukushima fears, radiation checks made easy in Tokyo cafes, stores via The Asahi Shimbun

In a peaceful ivy-covered restaurant in the Fussaninomiya district in Fussa, western Tokyo, several women and children are having lunch. In the corner sits a machine that looks like a rice cooker. It is a radiation detector, made in Belarus. … Continue reading

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