Tag Archives: Radiation

Hot Water: Radioactive Contaminants are Seeping Into Drinking Water Around the US via CounterPunch

January 4, 2023BY LYNNE PEEPLES When Jeni Knack moved to Simi Valley, California, in 2018, she had no idea that her family’s new home was within 5 miles of a former nuclear and rocket testing laboratory, perched atop a plateau and … Continue reading

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Strange animal-nuclear tales via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Susan D’Agostino, Thomas Gaulkin, December 16, 2021 Have you ever wondered what nuclear technologies look like from the perspective of animals? In these short, strange-but-true stories and photographs, you’ll encounter animals whose paths intersected with nuclear infrastructure, including crocodiles drawn to … Continue reading

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Radioactive Fallout (1964) via Department of Defense Office of Civil Defense (A/V Geeks)

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Nuclear Reactor Radiation, Kids and Cancer: Joseph Mangano, NH #547 via Nuclear Hotseat

Listen Here: Audio Player00:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Podcast: Download This Week’s Featured Interview: Nuclear reactor radiation and its impact on public health – especially that of children – is the focus of the work of Joseph Mangano.  He is … Continue reading

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The abnormal operational occurrence at Olkiluoto nuclear power plant – the unit is stable via STUK.fi

10 Dec 2020 17:48 Press release A severe abnormal disturbance occurred at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant Unit 2 today at 12.22 that led to reactor shut down. The disturbance was possibly caused by a fault in the purification system for … Continue reading

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Forests affected by Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident via NHK World Japan

Idehara Seitaro Forestry was once a thriving industry in Fukushima – until the 2011 nuclear disaster struck. More than 70 percent of the prefecture is covered with trees, but large areas have been abandoned or neglected. “It’s regrettable. I didn’t even imagine … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Radiation Spike Linked to Russian Nuclear Plant Malfunction via The Moscow Times

A slight increase in radioactivity over Scandinavia this month may have spread from the direction of western Russia, Dutch authorities said, but later stressed that they have not identified a country of origin. The Associated Press cited the Netherlands National Institute for … Continue reading

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Inside secret underground tunnels storing nuclear waste for 100,000 years via Express

By SIMON OSBORNE THE WORLD’s first underground nuclear waste dump is being built deep in the bedrock beneath a remote Finnish island. The Onkalo tunnel will be the final resting place for spent nuclear fuel 450 beneath the surface of Olkiluoto … Continue reading

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Antarctica Is Still Releasing Radiation from Cold War Nuclear Tests via Popular Mechanics

There’s 10 times as much chlorine as normal in some regions. By David Grossman Scientists studying Antarctic ice have made a surprising discovery: manmade chlorine remains at unusually high levels within parts of the ice. The chlorine stems from nuclear testing in the 1950s … Continue reading

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By Gerrett M. Graff SUNDAY NIGHT, AXIOS’S Jonathan Swan broke news that Donald Trump—among his many often random musings—appears to have considered one of the worst-but-most-persistent ideas in public policy: Nuking hurricanes. […] The truth, though, is that Donald Trump’s apparent brainstorm—as terrible an idea … Continue reading

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