Latest Plutonium Stories
As the nuclear reactor in Fukushima, Japan suffered a meltdown after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the surrounding areas became contaminated with radioactive particles.
Scientists today described development of a new explosives detector that can sense small amounts of TNT and other common explosives in liquids instantly with a sensitivity that rivals bomb-sniffing dogs, the current gold standard in protecting the public from terrorist bombs.
The New York Times recently reported that in the darkest moments of the triple meltdown last year of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japanese officials considered the evacuation of the nearly 36 million residents of the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Modern technology depends on reliable supplies of a wide variety of materials, but there is increasing concern about the dependability of those supplies.
Yale researchers have developed a methodology for governments and corporations to determine the availability of critical metals.
Identifying the composition of the earth's core is key to understanding how our planet formed and the current behavior of its interior.
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As a first line of defense, steel barrels buried deep underground are designed to keep dangerous plutonium waste from seeping into the soil and surrounding bedrock, and, eventually, contaminating the groundwater.
A small spike in radioactive sulfur from Japanâ€™s crippled nuclear plant was detected in southern California between March 22 and April 1.
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