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2009-04-15 09:28:00

NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An annual conference on thyroid cancer is being held today at the United Nations on Wednesday, April 15, to focus on the state-of-the-art treatment of thyroid cancer among millions of people around the world who were exposed to radiation after the Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine on April 26, 1986. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI) is working in partnership with Project Chernobyl, a community-led effort to diagnose and treat...

2008-09-11 06:00:33

By Liz Szabo Thousands of patients in the USA may face delays in getting key medical tests because of a global shortage of radioactive tracers, which are used to perform bone scans and to assess blood flow to the heart, experts say. The radiotracer in short supply, Mo-99, is mostly used to observe blood flow to the heart and in bone scans that assess the spread of cancer, says Robert Atcher, president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. Used in 80% of nuclear medicine procedures,...

2008-07-28 15:01:01

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 28, 2008) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, today welcomed the report of an ad hoc advisory group of health specialists that has been looking at ways to minimize potential future disruptions of medical imaging services related to the isotope supply. The group of health specialists, including experts from the field of nuclear medicine, was convened by Health Canada in December 2007 during the prolonged shutdown of the National Research...

2008-07-24 00:00:40

REDHALL Group, the specialist engineering and support services group, today revealed it had signed two key contracts in the nuclear and chemicals markets. The Wakefield-based group has secured a four year contract with Sellafield to manufacture and supply specialist plant and equipment for the Thorp reprocessing facility with an initial estimated value of Pounds 22m. Redhall has also signed a one year contract with Bluestar Fibres, with a value in the region of Pounds 10m for the...

2008-07-13 06:00:26

Text of report by Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Watan website on 12 July [Report by Jamal al-Rajihi: "We Have Provided Hospitals with Potassium in Case of a Radiation Leak; the Ministry of Health: Yes, Kuwait Is in Danger If Bushehr Reactor Is Attacked."] The Ministry of Health has expressed its concerns over nuclear war in the region saying: "We have put a precautionary plan including the distribution of Potassium medicines to hospitals and health centres to face a radiation leak in case Iran's...

2006-07-06 15:40:34

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study confirms a substantially increased risk of thyroid cancer among people exposed to radiation during childhood and adolescence after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. A total of 13,127 of the 32,385 individuals living in the most contaminated area of the Ukraine during the nuclear plant meltdown and who were under 18 at the time were screened between 1998 and 2000, Dr. Geoffrey R. Howe of Columbia University in New York and colleagues report....

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2006-04-20 00:00:00

By Jon Hurdle MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania -- Four giant cooling towers loom over the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, reminders of the fears and hopes surrounding an industry that may help cut U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Two towers stand quiet, idle since a partial meltdown in a reactor almost 30 years ago in the nation's worst nuclear accident. Two others belch steam from an active reactor, providing cheap electricity to 400,000 homes. Unlike the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine -- which will...

2006-04-11 14:55:00

PARIS -- Countries will better cope with fallout from nuclear accidents or radiological terrorist attack if they learn from the Chernobyl disaster and involve local people in dealing with the aftermath, a study said on Tuesday. Governments needed to tackle the economic impact of such disasters too but local associations and residents could help improve responses and give those hardest-hit a sense of regaining control of shattered lives, it said. The report by the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency...

2006-02-28 20:50:58

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pennsylvania conducted surprise inspections at its five nuclear plants after learning that a shift supervisor had fallen asleep at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, the scene of the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history, a spokesman for Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell said on Tuesday. All five plants passed the inspections, officials said. The 1979 accident at Three Mile Island accident shocked the nation and brought new construction of nuclear...

2005-09-05 09:39:07

By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - The number of people killed by radiation as a result of the Chernobyl disaster, the world's worst nuclear accident, is so far 56, far lower than previously thought, the U.N. said on Monday. A report compiled by the Chernobyl Forum, which includes eight U.N. agencies, said the final death toll was expected to reach about 4,000 -- much lower than some previous estimates -- and that the greatest damage to human health caused by the incident was...


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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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