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  • 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....
  • USAF deploys WC-135 sniffer aircraft to UK as spike of radioactive Iodine levels detected in Europe

    02/20/2017 11:11:19 AM PST · by nycinfotech · 26 replies
    Aviationist Blog ^ | 2/19/2017 | Dave Cenciotti
    Since January 2017, low levels of radioactive Iodine-131 contamination have been detected over various European countries. Highest levels have been detected in Poland. The radioactive particles were first detected in Finland. Source is anyone's guess, but the initial area of detection and area of highest concentration point to Russia. I disagree with the blog's conclusion that this is likely to be a nuclear test since I-131 has a short half-life of 8 days. More likely, there's an ongoing issue with a Russian nuclear reactor. (Doesn't have to be a power station - could be a sub or other naval reactor.)
  • 65,000% Spike In Reported Radioactivity After Tritium Leaks At Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

    02/07/2016 7:25:32 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/06/15 | Tyler Durden
    Two years after being fined for falsifying safety records, nine months after a transformer exploded at the Indian Point Nuclear Reactor just 37 miles from midtown Manhattan, and two months after Entergy - the plant's operator - shut down the Unit 2 reactor after a major power outage cut power to several control rods (when the company assured that no radioactivity was released into the environment), this afternoon NY Governor Andrew Cuomo said he learned that "radioactive tritium-contaminated water" had leaked into the groundwater at the nuclear facility in Westchester County. Cuomo, in a letter Saturday to the state Health...
  • Scientists find radioactive WWII aircraft carrier off San Francisco coast

    04/17/2015 7:14:21 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 35 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/16/2015 | Aaron Kinney
    In a ghostly reminder of the Bay Area's nuclear heritage, scientists announced Thursday they have captured the first clear images of a radioactivity-polluted World War II aircraft carrier that rests on the ocean floor 30 miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay. The USS Independence saw combat at Wake Island and other decisive battles against Japan in 1944 and 1945 and was later blasted with radiation in two South Pacific nuclear tests. The Navy deliberately sank the contaminated ship in 1951 south of the Farallon Islands. The rediscovery of the USS Independence offers a fascinating glimpse into American military...
  • Radiometric Dating, A Christian Perspective

    10/06/2014 1:10:19 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 65 replies
    Radiometric dating--the process of determining the age of rocks from the decay of their radioactive elements--has been in widespread use for over half a century. There are over forty such techniques, each using a different radioactive element or a different way of measuring them. It has become increasingly clear that these radiometric dating techniques agree with each other and as a whole, present a coherent picture in which the Earth was created a very long time ago. Further evidence comes from the complete agreement between radiometric dates and other dating methods such as counting tree rings or glacier ice core...
  • Dirty Bomb Fears after ISIS Seize Uranium (90 pounds!!!)

    07/11/2014 6:30:16 AM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2014 | Nick Hallett
    Extreme Islamist group ISIS have seized 90lb (40kg) of radioactive uranium in Iraq which could be used to make a dirty bomb. The Times reports that the militants seized the material after overrunning a university in the city of Mosul, which they captured last month. Iraq's ambassador to the UN has now appealed to the international community for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq and abroad." This is believed to be the first time that an Islamist terror group has been able to obtain such a large quantity of radioactive material, and security...
  • Angry Farmers From Fukushima Bring Sick Cow to Tokyo, Demand Probe

    06/24/2014 2:55:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Angry farmers from Fukushima brought a large cow to the centre of Tokyo on Friday to demand Japan's government investigate a disease they say cattle have developed since the nuclear disaster three years ago. Operators of non-profit "Kibo no Bokujo", or "Farm of Hope", delivered a full-size black cow to the front of the agriculture ministry to demand an investigation into why it and many other animals have developed white dots on their skin since reactors went into meltdown
  • Fukushima Unit 3: Steam-Explosion Theory

    01/03/2014 9:31:38 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 20 replies
    Fukushima Unit 3: Steam-Explosion Theory Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2011-09-03 20:25 Berkeley Radiological Air and Water Monitoring Forum http://lewrockwell.com/orig4/goddard2.1.1.htmlThe signature event of the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns was the large mushroom-cloud explosion of Unit 3 on March 14th. In contrast, the explosion of Unit 1 lacked any notable vertical projection. Yet Tokyo Electric Power Company assumes each was a hydrogen explosion in the upper-deck above the reactor. However, because dramatically different effects suggest different causes, let us consider an evidence-based model wherein the Unit-3 explosion was a steam explosion that vaporized tons of injected seawater into a mushroom cloud and...
  • Fukushima Panic (Activists Raise Alarm About Radiation From Japan)

    12/31/2013 11:43:45 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | Sam Levin
    Activists raise alarm about radiation from Japan, but nuclear researchers say their fears are unfounded.Cynthia Papermaster has stopped eating fish from the Pacific Ocean. The Berkeley resident also tries to stay out of the rain, and even leaves her rain boots outside of her house. The reason? She's worried about radioactive fallout from the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station following the March 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan. "It's all one planet," she said. "The radiation will spread around the world." Papermaster, an activist with the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee, is part of a...
  • Dangerous levels of radioactivity found at fracking waste site in Pennsylvania (o noes)

    10/04/2013 10:44:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Wednesday 2 October 2013 09.20 EDT | Felicity Carus
    Scientists have for the first time found dangerous levels of radioactivity and salinity at a shale gas waste disposal site that could contaminate drinking water. If the UK follows in the steps of the US “shale gas revolution”, it should impose regulations to stop such radioactive buildup, they said. The Duke University study, published on Wednesday, examined the water discharged from Josephine Brine Treatment Facility into Blacklick Creek, which feeds into a water source for western Pennsylvania cities, including Pittsburgh. … Elevated levels of chloride and bromide, combined with strontium, radium, oxygen, and hydrogen isotopic compositions, are present in the...
  • The Marvelous Marie Curie

    01/18/2013 12:29:18 AM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    The New Atlantis ^ | Fall 2012 | Algis Valiunas
    Marie Curie (1867–1934) is not only the most important woman scientist ever; she is arguably the most important scientist all told since Darwin. Einstein? In theoretical brilliance he outshone her — but her breakthroughs, by Einstein’s own account, made his possible. She took part in the discovery of radioactivity, a term she coined; she identified it as an atomic property of certain elements. When scoffers challenged these discoveries, she meticulously determined the atomic weight of the radioactive element she had revealed to the world, radium, and thereby placed her work beyond serious doubt. Yet many male scientists of her day...
  • Abnormal radioactivity also in Hungary, no risk seen

    11/13/2011 8:02:24 AM PST · by granite · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Nov 12 02:06 PM | Breitbart
    Hungary was the latest European country on Saturday to confirm higher than usual levels of radioactivity in the air, although like others it maintained that this did not pose any health risks. "In Hungary, a higher-than-usual concentration of iodine-131 particles was registered in Budapest and Miskolc (in the northeast)," Geza Safrany, the head of the national research institute for radiology OSSKI, said in a statement.
  • Japanese Leaders Say Radioactive Waste May Have Contributed To Creation Of Giant Monsters

    03/17/2011 9:23:09 PM PDT · by libh8er · 35 replies
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  • Another reactor at Fukushima nuke plant loses cooling functions (Sixth one so far)

    03/12/2011 5:31:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Kyodo News ^ | March 13, 2011
    Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday another reactor of its quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plants had lost its cooling functions, while at least 15 people at a nearby hospital were found to have been exposed to radioactivity. The utility supplier notified the government early Sunday morning that the No. 3 reactor at the No. 1 Fukushima plant had lost the ability to cool the reactor core. The reactor is now in the process of releasing radioactive steam, according to top government spokesman Yukio Edano. It was the sixth reactor overall at the Fukushima No. 1 and No. 2 plants to...
  • Vermont Nuke Plant continues to leak Radioactivity. ( Haven't heard about it yet huh?)

    02/07/2010 8:55:11 AM PST · by 51773photo · 12 replies · 822+ views
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  • Radioactive Canadians a daily occurrence at U.S. border

    08/13/2009 12:47:30 AM PDT · by Stoat · 23 replies · 993+ views
    Canada.com ^ | August 4, 2009 | Jeff Lee
    In an effort to catch "dirty" radioactive bombs and weapons of terrorists, the U.S. government has in recent years installed highly sensitive radiation sensors at all of its land, sea and air points of entry.Ten days ago they caught Don Tracey's radioactive blood.In what one U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer says is now "a daily occurrence," American border agents are pulling aside people who have undergone nuclear medical procedures such as stress tests and radiation treatments. You could say they're now catching Canadians with glowing hearts.They're also catching everything from glazed plates made with naturally radioactive earth to...
  • 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...
  • China keeps secret the quake damage to radioactive facilities

    06/14/2008 11:40:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 153+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 06/12/08
    Thursday, June 12, 2008 China keeps secret the quake damage to radioactive facilities China is keeping a tight lid on the extent of damage caused by the recent earthquake to military radioactive sources. The Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy reported May 30 that Chinese authorities only announced some damage to sources of nuclear radiation, including small facilities like cement plants. “Because Sichuan is the most important area for China's military nuclear industries and nuclear research, if those sources of radioactivity were to be damaged, they could cause further harm hundreds of thousands of times greater than...
  • Radioactivity's danger overstated?

    11/24/2007 7:30:58 PM PST · by Flavius · 80 replies · 164+ views
    shortnews ^ | 11/24/2007 | short news
    A number of studies conducted at the sites of some of the worst radiation incidents in history have concluded that the danger from radiation isn't as great as was previously believed. Deaths from radiation incidents including the nuclear bombs dropped on Japan in WW2 and Russian nuclear accidents such as Chernobyl were in the hundreds, not tens of thousands. The risk of genetic deformity was also lower than expected.
  • Bogus company gets radioactives license

    07/12/2007 7:50:49 AM PDT · by Scythian · 18 replies · 1,347+ views
    WASHINGTON - Congressional investigators set up a bogus company with only a postal box and within a month obtained a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that allowed them to buy enough radioactive material for a small "dirty bomb."