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2011-05-27 11:27:59

New study challenges belief that exposure to nuclear radiation has no or negligible genetic effects in humans Ionizing radiation is not without danger to human populations. Indeed, exposure to nuclear radiation leads to an increase in male births relative to female births, according to a new study by Hagen Scherb and Kristina Voigt from the Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen. Their work shows that radiation from atomic bomb testing before the Partial Test Ban Treaty in 1963, the Chernobyl accident, and...

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2011-05-20 12:50:41

National Science Foundation awards rapid-response grants to establish ocean radionuclide levels from FukushimaAmong the casualties of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan was the country's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.A result of the loss of electricity, overheating at the power plant led to significant releases of iodine, cesium and other radioisotopes to the environment.Japanese officials recently raised the severity of the nuclear power plant incident to...

2011-04-26 07:47:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It has been 25 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Now, researchers say investigating that incident may help us better understand health consequences of nuclear accidents in the past, present, and future. Radioactive elements with a long half-life (the time it takes for half the sample to decay), especially caesium and strontium, will be prevalent in the environment for decades to come. Radioactive iodine, despite having a half-life of just eight days, can cause...

2011-04-25 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) and the Institute for Policy Studies' Robert Alvarez will hold a joint press conference on Tuesday, April 26 on the ongoing impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to public health 25 years after the accident, the continuing nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima, Japan, and the lessons from both for U.S. public health and safety. PSR will be unveiling a new online interactive...

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2011-04-12 13:35:00

Japanese authorities have raised the nuclear crisis rating to the highest level of seven. The new decision reflects the amount of radiation leaked at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant. The last time level seven was applied was during the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, where 10 times as much radiation was emitted. Japanese Prime Minster Naoto Kan said radiation leaks at the plant were starting to decline. Kan said in a news conference that The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) will...

2011-04-09 13:56:00

STURTEVANT, Wis., April 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two 70Z-Meter concrete boom pumps - the world's largest - departed this morning from Los Angeles International Airport and Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport and are headed for Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant to help contain the damaged nuclear reactors there. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110409/CG80370 ) Putzmeister America, Inc., based in Sturtevant, is a division of one of the world's most respected heavy equipment...

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2011-04-05 12:05:00

Japan is setting a new standard for the amount of radiation allowed in fish for the first time. The country's decision comes after over 7.5 million times the legal limit for radiation in seawater was found just off a tsunami-damaged nuclear plant. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the government will apply the maximum allowable radiation limit for vegetables to fish. The decision comes after the health ministry reported that fish caught off Ibaraki prefecture contained levels of...

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2011-03-30 06:10:00

Record-high measurements of contaminated seawater were discovered Tuesday near Japan's stricken Dai-Ichi nuclear facility, according to Japan's nuclear safety agency. Radioactive iodine 131 in seawater near the nuclear plant rose to 3,355 times the legal limit Tuesday afternoon, from 2,572 times earlier in the day, said Hidehiko Nishiyama, a spokesman for Japan's nuclear safety agency, in a briefing with reporters. Scientists say the problem will likely remain localized, but warn that such...

2011-03-25 09:00:00

Media Statement On Nuclear Crisis In Japan KATY, Texas, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heyltex Corporation is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Radiogardase® (Prussian Blue insoluble capsules), the only FDA-approved drug to treat people who have been internally contaminated with radioactive cesium (Cs-137), which is manufactured by Heyl chem. pharm. Fabrik Berlin GmbH in Germany. Radiogardase® traps radioactive cesium and thallium in the...

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2011-03-23 09:30:00

Radioactive iodine isotope particles have been detected in Iceland and are believed to have come from the troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant on Japan's northern coast, according to a Reuters report The miniscule traces of radioactive iodine were not considered to be in any dosage to be harmful to humans. The Vienna-based UN body for monitoring possible breaches of the atom bomb test ban, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), has 63 stations around the globe for...


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Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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