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Source of Ru-106 emissions still a mystery
25 April, 2018
A meeting of the commission set up to investigate increased concentrations...
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UAE opens first dosimetry lab
Sunday, April 08, 2018 by The UAE’s first laboratory for measuring radiation levels was inaugurated on 1 April at Khalifa University, Gulf News reported. The Secondary Standards Dosimetry Laboratory (SSDL) is...

Tritium found in Wisconsin groundwater
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by US LaCrosseSolutions, a subsidiary of nuclear waste disposal company EnergySolutions, announced on 12 March that it had detected elevated levels of tritium in a monitoring well near...

Russian commission says Mayak not the source of Ru-106. 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Russian officials on 8 December again denied the Mayak production association in Ozersk (Urals) was the source of radioactive ruthenium-106 (Ru-106) detected over Europe in September.

Chernobyl’s new shelter reduces radiation levels
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Gamma radiation levels in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear plant have fallen, on average, to a tenth of previous levels following completion of the New Safe...

Russia boosts cobalt-60 production
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by Russia’s Research Institute for Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) has started the industrial production of ionising radiation (gamma) sources based on cobalt-60 (Co-60), which are widely used...

Japanese workers were confined in contaminated room
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by The five workers exposed to airborne plutonium at Japan’s Oarai Research & Development Centre in Ibaraki Prefecture were quarantined for about three hours in the room where the...

Jamaica approves bill to regulate nuclear technology
Friday, July 24, 2015 by The Jamaican Senate has approved a bill to regulate the use of nuclear technology and ionizing radiation, according to a government statement.

Lloyd's Register, SSM to improve emergency response tool
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by Lloyd's Register Consulting is partnering with the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) to enhance the source term prediction software RASTEP and support the decision-making...

US nuclear bodies submit comments on radiation protection
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by Following a US Environmental Protection Agency proposal to revise Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations (40 CFR 190) in February 2014, the...

No raised risk of cancer for residents near Sellafield and Dounreay - report
Thursday, July 24, 2014 by Analysis of recent data suggests that children, teenagers and young adults currently living close to Sellafield and Dounreay are not at an increased risk of developing cancer....

ANSTO tests smartphone dosimeter app
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 by Scientists at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation scientists have verified that Australian smartphone software Radioactivity Counter can indeed measure...

China’s NNSA signs MOU with OECD/NEA
Friday, May 30, 2014 by A Memorandum of Understanding in the Field of Regulation of Nuclear and Radiation Safety has been signed by the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic...

UNSCEAR study suggests Fukushima radiation health risks negligible
Thursday, April 03, 2014 by A major study of irradiation caused by the Fukushima accident in March 2011 has found that almost everyone exposed to radiation are unlikely to have an increased risk of cancer. They...

Risk following exposure to radiation differs for adults and children, says UNSCEAR report
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Doses received by children and adults from the same source of ionizing radiation can have differing impacts, and therefore, should be considered separately in order to predict...

Despite reservations, US cancer risk pilot study goes ahead
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has started the initial planning step of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission-sponsored pilot study of cancer risks in populations around six...

'Very low' threat from UK nuclear plants says Irish radiation protection body
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by

WHO report: cancer risk from Fukushima is low
Friday, March 01, 2013 by No “observable” increases in cancer rates are anticipated for the general population as a result of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan, according to a new report from...

AREVA support contamination mapping in Japan
Monday, December 10, 2012 by

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