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  • 19 stunning photos show what the radioactive area inside the Chernobyl nuclear plant

    04/26/2018 2:53:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 70 replies
    19 stunning photos show what the radioactive area inside the Chernobyl nuclear plant looks like 32 years after the explosionThe Chernobyl nuclear power plant was the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history. As many as 150,000 people in the area were permanently relocated, and an estimated 4,000 clean-up workers got radiation poisoning. Experts say that more than 70,000 people experienced severe poisoning from the accident on April 26, 1986.On April 26, 1986, a radioactive release many times as large as the that of the Hiroshima bomb occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet...
  • Fukushima Operator Releases Fresh Images of Reactor Wreckage

    01/19/2018 11:58:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | January 20 2018
    The operator of Fukushima's crippled nuclear power plant has released fresh images of the wreckage inside a damaged reactor, showing broken metal parts and debris that could be melted fuel. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) inserted a special camera into one of the plant's three melted-down reactors on Friday, a company spokesman said, as part of its efforts to dismantle the disaster-hit facility in northeastern Japan. Images captured by the camera and released late Friday show rubble spread over the bottom of the unit, including part of a fuel container and rock-like fragments that could contain melted nuclear fuel.
  • Report Of 'Extremely High' Radioactive Pollution Suggests Nuclear Cloud Came From Russia

    11/21/2017 9:19:17 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/21/17 | Alec Luhn
    Russia's meteorological service has reported “extremely high pollution” of a radioactive isotope in the Urals near a facility that previously suffered the third worst nuclear catastrophe in history. The news bolsters international reports that a ruthenium-106 leak originating in the Urals sent a radioactive cloud over Europe. Greenpeace Russia has said it will ask the prosecutor general to investigate the possible cover-up of a nuclear accident. Rosatom, Russia's state nuclear company, said in a statement to The Telegraph on Tuesday there had been "no unreported accidents" and the ruthenium-106 emission was "not linked to any Rosatom site". Its Mayak facility,...
  • Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Over Europe Hints At Accident Farther East

    11/10/2017 5:30:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | November 10, 20172:05 PM ET | Geoff Brumfiel, Alina Selyukh
    European authorities are providing new details about a cloud of mysterious radioactive material that appeared over the continent last month. Monitors in Italy were among first to detect the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 on Oct. 3, according to a fresh report by France's Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety Institute, known as IRSN. In total, 28 European countries saw the radioactive cloud, the report says. The multinational Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, which runs a network designed to monitor for nuclear weapons tests, also confirmed to NPR that it had detected the cloud. Based on the detection from monitoring stations and meteorological data, the...
  • Fukushima’s tritiated water to be dumped into sea, Tepco chief says

    07/14/2017 8:29:36 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 27 replies
    Japantimes ^ | 7/14/17 | Kyodo
    Despite the objections of local fishermen, the tritium-tainted water stored at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant will be dumped into the sea, a top official at Tokyo Electric says. “The decision has already been made,” Takashi Kawamura, chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., said in a recent interview with the media. Tritium typically poses little risk to human health unless ingested in high amounts, and ocean discharges of diluted volumes of tritium-tainted water are a routine part of nuclear power plant operations. This is because it is a byproduct of nuclear operations but cannot be filtered out...
  • Another radiation exposure accident (Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan)

    06/19/2017 7:01:30 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 9 replies
    japantimes.co.jp ^ | JUN 18, 2017 | no byline
    A radiation accident earlier this month at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency’s facility in Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture, underlines the need for operators of facilities handling radioactive substances to make sure there are no flaws in their safety systems and procedures. Such caution is all the more important since Japan will have to manage large amounts of radioactive substances in decommissioning nuclear power reactors, including the agency’s fast-breeder reactor Monju, which the government decided last December to take out of service. The accident occurred when five workers were taking stock of 300 grams of uranium oxide and plutonium oxide put in...
  • Scientist Realizes Important Flaw in Radioactive Dating

    04/04/2017 1:44:46 PM PDT · by fishtank · 88 replies
    Proslogion ^ | Apr. 3, 2017 | Jay L. Wile, PhD
    Scientist Realizes Important Flaw in Radioactive Dating Apr. 3, 2017 In beta decay, a neutron turns into a proton by emitting a beta particle, which is an electron (click for credit) As someone who has studied radioactivity in detail, I have always been a bit amused by the assertion that radioactive dating is a precise way to determine the age of an object. This false notion is often promoted when radioactive dates are listed with utterly unrealistic error bars. In this report, for example, we are told that using one radioactive dating technique, a lunar rock sample is 4,283 million...
  • Radioactive Iodine over Europe first measured in Finnmark

    02/19/2017 12:26:08 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    Barents Observer ^ | 2/19/17 | Thomas Nilsen
    A trace of radioactive Iodine-131 of unknown origin was in January detected over large areas in Europe. Since the isotope has a half-life of only eight days, the detection is a proof of a rather recent release. Where the radioactivity is coming from is still a mystery. The air filter station at Svanhovd was the first to measure small amounts of the radioactive Ionide-131 in the second week of January. The station is located a few hundred metres from Norway’s border to Russia’s Kola Peninsula in the north. Soon, the same Iodine-131 isotope was measured in Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland....
  • Sinkhole causes 980 million litres of radioactive water to leak into Florida aquifer

    09/16/2016 6:52:26 PM PDT · by Rabin · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 17 SEPTEMBER 2016 | Chris Graham
    A sinkhole has opened up at a fertilizer plant in the US, causing about 260 million US gal of radioactive water to contaminate a part of Florida's main sources of drinking water. The sinkhole, which is about 15. yd in diameter, collapsed beneath a pile of waste material called a “gypsum stack”. Sitting on top of that stack was a storage pond containing phosphogypsum, which is a radioactive byproduct resulting from the production of phosphate.
  • AP source: Queens workers take suspicious trash to police

    03/18/2004 4:46:06 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 42 replies · 314+ views
    NEWSDAY ^ | March 17, 2004, 5:39 PM EST | By DONNA DE LA CRUZ
    AP source: Queens workers take suspicious trash to police By DONNA DE LA CRUZ Associated Press Writer March 17, 2004, 5:39 PM EST NEW YORK -- A box containing material that warned about terrorist activities and books on electronic circuitry and aircraft was found by sanitation workers collecting garbage on a Queens street on Wednesday and was taken to a police precinct, a high-level police source told The Associated Press. As a precaution, police scanned the workers' garbage truck for radioactivity and got a reading high enough to prompt them to evacuate the 114th Precinct, but the box and the...
  • Wild radioactive Fukushima boars breed like rabbits, ravage local countryside

    04/06/2016 6:50:18 AM PDT · by protest1 · 57 replies
    RT.com ^ | 6 Apr, 2016 | Petras Malukas
    Northern Japan is raising an alarm, as the area surrounding the Fukushima Nuclear disaster zone has been overwhelmed by radioactive wild boars, whose population has increased dramatically over the past 4 years, as they breed freely in the exclusion zone. With the number of animals steadily growing, the boar population has been devastating the crops of farms in the area. Since the nuclear disaster of 2011, damage to agriculture caused by boars in the Fukushima prefecture has doubled, amounting to some $15 million, according to a report from The Times. Boars also pose a threat to public safety, as reports...
  • Exclusive: Radioactive material stolen in Iraq raises security fears (Drudge red lettered)

    02/17/2016 9:56:01 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 17, 2016 | Ahmed Rasheed, Aref Mohammed and Stephen Kalin
    Iraq is searching for "highly dangerous" radioactive material stolen last year, according to an environment ministry document and seven security, environmental and provincial officials who fear it could be used as a weapon if acquired by Islamic State. The material, stored in a protective case the size of a laptop computer, went missing in November from a storage facility near the southern city of Basra belonging to U.S. oilfield services company Weatherford (WFT.N), the document obtained by Reuters showed and officials confirmed.
  • Coal Ash Is [100 times] More Radioactive than Nuclear Waste

    01/14/2016 5:04:56 PM PST · by grundle · 64 replies
    Scientific American ^ | December 13, 2007 | Mara Hvistendahl
    In fact, the fly ash emitted by a power plant - a by-product from burning coal for electricity - carries into the surrounding environment 100 times more radiation than a nuclear power plant producing the same amount of energy.
  • Video shows blasts at nuclear waste dump site that shut down U.S. 95

    10/25/2015 9:58:44 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 20 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 10/22/2015 | Keith Rogers
    A video of Sunday's explosions that preceded a fire in a state-owned radioactive waste trench at the US Ecology site 10 miles south of Beatty shows white smoke emanating from the soil before the ground erupts, shooting debris and more white smoke into the air. The 40-second cellphone video, released Thursday by the Nevada Department of Public Safety two days after the Las Vegas Review-Journal had requested it, was taken from a berm atop Trench No. 11 overlooking the soil cap of Trench No. 14. Trench No. 14 is where containers of low-level radioactive waste were buried in part of...
  • Radioactive material sent to Texas A&M goes missing

    09/01/2015 9:16:52 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 22 replies
    CBS ^ | September 1, 2015, 10:20 AM | CBS News
    A package of radioactive material that was supposed to be delivered to an on-campus office at Texas A&M University has gone missing, CBS affiliate KBTX reports. According to an internal email sent by Christopher Meyer, an assistant VP with the Office of Safety and Security, the FedEx shipment of was sent from Science Engineering and Education Company in Edina, Minnesota. The company makes radioactive material for equipment and research, KBTX reported. In a statement to KBTX, a Texas A&M spokesperson said the school is confident the package was not received by the university's Radiation Safety Office. "We obviously want to...
  • Anger builds at EPA over radioactive landfill

    08/30/2015 8:03:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Leaders in a St. Louis suburb are urgently calling on top Obama administration officials to quickly clean up a landfill with radioactive waste that they believe could catch fire. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working for 25 years on the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo., which has housed barium sulfate waste from the Manhattan Project since the 1970s. The EPA is still studying the site and considering a wide range of actions to contain the radioactive material under its Superfund program for cleaning severe environmental contamination. But with an underground, smoldering fire in an adjacent landfill, residents...
  • ‘The J.V. team’ has now stolen enough radioactive material to construct a large-scale ‘dirty bomb’

    06/11/2015 9:47:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/11/15 | Robert Laurie
    But let's keep underestimating them! As ISIS militants behead their way across the Middle East they’re not just murdering and raping. They’re also pillaging. Their plunder includes human slaves, massive amounts of global cash, US military equipment that we gave to Iraqi forces, and basically anything they want that isn’t nailed down or forbidden by their archaic religion. Sadly, that includes a whole lot of radioactive material. So far, they haven’t managed to get their hands on a full scale nuclear device, but according to Australian intelligence reports, they have stolen all of the components necessary to construct devastating “dirty...
  • Heavy Metal Clocks, Pb-Pb Dating Model: Radioactive Dating, Part 8

    06/01/2015 7:30:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 2015 | Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D.
    Heavy Metal Clocks, Pb-Pb Dating Model: Radioactive Dating, Part 8 by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D. * …that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting. (Ephesians 4:14) This final article of the series examines the common-lead method of radioactive dating, sometimes referred to as the Pb-Pb method. This method reaches the pinnacle of radioisotope dating methods in terms of complication and convolution. Since we do not want to be tossed to and fro by every teaching that cunning...
  • Heavy Metal Clocks, U-Pb and Th-Pb Dating Models: Radioactive Dating, Part 7

    05/04/2015 9:54:10 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 2015 | Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D.
    Heavy Metal Clocks, U-Pb and Th-Pb Dating Models: Radioactive Dating, Part 7 by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D. * The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. (Psalm 19:1-3) The heavens do indeed declare the glory of God, but some people choose to believe that the heavens appeared by random chance out of nothing—a stance for which they are “without excuse.” Paul so forcefully points out in Romans 1:18-20 that who God is...
  • The Woman Who Ate Chernobyl's Apples

    04/22/2015 7:10:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 135 replies
    atlasobscura.com ^ | Dan Nosowitz
    For the past couple of years, a young woman known only as “Bionerd23” has been making strange, dangerous videos in and around one of the most infamous nuclear zones on Earth—the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Nothing is too radioactive or risky for her. She has shown herself getting injected with the radionuclide technetium, eating radioactive apples from a tree in Chernobyl, being chased by a possibly rabid fox, and picking up fragments of the nuclear plant’s reactor fuel with her bare hands. When a freakishly large catfish appears on camera, she calmly explains that it’s probably not a mutant—“They are just...