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Idea for Fukushima’s Radioactive Water: Drain It Into Sea

September 10, 2019 |

Huge quantities of contaminated water from the Fukushima power plant could end up in the Pacific Ocean, or so suggests Japan’s environment minister. Fukushima has accumulated more than 1 million tons of water containing tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, as roughly 110 tons of groundwater each day reach damaged…

Ohio School Shuts Doors Over Radioactive Contamination

May 15, 2019 |

A scary situation got school shut down for summer break a week early in Piketon, Ohio: reports of radioactive contamination on the campus. Superintendent Todd Burkitt of the Scioto Valley Local School District has urged calm despite positive tests for enriched uranium inside Zahn’s Corner Middle School and evidence of…

Radioactive Particles Found in California Wine

July 24, 2018 |

Researchers say remnants of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown have been detected in California wine. Per CNN , bottles of rosé and Cabernet sauvignon were tested for the radioactive isotope cesium-137, a byproduct of the fission of uranium-235, one of the substances in fuel rods used at the plant when it…

Barrel of Radioactive Sludge Ruptures at Idaho Nuclear Site

April 13, 2018 |

Federal officials say three firefighters got a small amount of radioactive material on their skin and were taken to medical facilities as a precaution after a barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at an Idaho Nuclear site, the AP reports. The US Department of Energy said Thursday that the 55-gallon barrel…

Work halted for 10 days when loose bolt is found in San Onofre radioactive waste canister

March 25, 2018 |

Works crews transferring spent fuel at the San Onofre nuclear plant from cooling pools into dry storage discovered a loose bolt inside one of the canisters, prompting Southern California Edison to temporarily halt the relocation effort.

To the horror of some nearby residents, the job resumed 10…

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China Fears Radioactive Fallout From North Korea Blast

September 8, 2017 |

Beijing steps up monitoring along its border after Pyongyang’s nuclear test, fearful of the political repercussions in China from any contamination. What’s News Asia

Even the Crabs Eating Radioactive Coconuts Appear Healthy

July 16, 2017 |

Seventy years ago, the US dropped 23 nuclear bombs on Bikini Atoll—including one that was more than 1,000 times larger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, the Guardian reports. Steve Palumbi calls it “the most destructive thing we have ever done to the ocean.” Yet the Stanford marine…


Radioactive material stolen in Mexico

February 29, 2016 |

The Mexican government has issued an alert for a large swath of central Mexico after the theft of an industrial device containing radioactive material. – Latin America

‘Highly Dangerous’ Radioactive Materials Go Missing in Iraq

February 18, 2016 |

A laptop-sized case containing “highly dangerous” radioactive materials has gone missing from a storage facility in Iraq, Reuters reports. And Iraqi officials are worried it may have been swiped by ISIS, which could use the iridium-192 inside to make a dirty bomb. “Shaping headlines is essential to ISIS’ jihad,” a…