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2013-11-27 23:03:50

Location-Based App Delivers Potentially Life-Saving Information To Citizens Within Emergency Planning Zones In The Event Of A Nuclear Disaster Nashua, NH (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 On November 21, state and local public safety agencies in Massachusetts conducted tests of the 112 Prompt Alert and Notification System sirens located within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. The United States nuclear regulatory commission license reactors to...

2013-10-16 23:32:51

In light of recent news, All Hands Fire Equipment is announcing the sale of personal radiation detectors. (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 All Hands Fire Equipment, a leading New Jersey fire and safety equipment provider, now offers highly accurate pocket-sized radiation detectors. In light of many news reports on radiation due to the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant, many people are concerned about radiation and are looking for assurance about safety where they work, live, and play as...

Fukushima Radiation Has Affected Butterflies
2012-08-14 08:42:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Exposure to radioactive material released into the environment has caused mutations in butterflies found in Japan, according to a new study out of the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa. An increase in leg, antennae and wing shape mutations among butterflies collected following the 2011 Fukushima accident were found by the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports. Laboratory experiments exposed the link between these...

Fukushima Radiation Levels Below Reference Level
2012-05-24 13:42:40

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that radiation levels in Japan's Fukushima district are below the reference level for public exposure in all but two areas. The WHO said in its report that the town of Namie and Itate village, which are located 12 to 18 miles away, were most affected. These towns had doses of radiation levels that reached 10 to 50 millisieverts (mSv). Neighboring towns reached 1 to 10 mSv, while other areas were as low as 0.1 to 10 mSv, according to...

2012-05-01 16:19:25

Each time a release of radioactivity occurs, questions arise and debates unfold on the health risks at low doses–and still, just over a year after the disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station, unanswered questions and unsettled debates remain. Now a special issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, examines what is new about the debate over low-dose radiation risk, specifically focusing on areas of agreement and disagreement, including quantitative...

2012-03-02 12:49:36

One year after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011, an independent investigation panel has highlighted the country's failures in disaster planning and crisis management for the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The article, out now in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, shows that agencies were thoroughly unprepared for the cascading nuclear disaster, following a tsunami that should have been anticipated. The Rebuild Japan...


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