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Link to an article in the 'The Conversation' - "Is Japan’s nuclear-free pathway an environmentally friendly choice"
An interesting article by Professor Barry Brooks titled, 'Is Japan’s nuclear-free pathway an environmentally friendly choice?' here- raises some interesting questions.
If Chernobyl didn't cause enough issues for radiation professionals in real life, Hollywood has added some paranormal fantasy to the disaster and created a horror film.
The plot is about six tourists who hire an extreme tour guide to take them to the abandoned city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. As they explore the city, they discover they are not alone.
Nuclear nomads: A look at the subcontracted heroes
- During much of the cleanup process at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, thousands of subcontracted day laborers will be exposed to levels of ionizing radiation well in excess of internationally recommended annual limits.
A new independent report on the Fukushima radiation incident is now available. The report has some important lessons for regulators, and incident communications. A link to the report is available within the full story posted on the ARPS website. Thanks to George Anastas for bringing this to my attention so it could go on the website,
By Eliza Strickland / November 2011
Sometimes it takes a disaster before we humans really figure out how to design something. In fact, sometimes it takes more than one.
As many of you are aware Japan has recently suffered a major tsunami caused by one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history. There has been (a still be determined) enormous loss of life just from this and the situation is still developing.
This New York Times article outlines concerns about neonatal x-ray overexposure in a Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Further to the story regarding the Co60 source turning up in a scrap metal yard in India, one of 7 people hospitalised due to radiation exposure has now died.
Further details appear in this New York Times article available here.
It appears that the lessons learned from Brazil and Mexico have been forgotten. India is currently dealing with a Co-60 source in a scrap metal yard, with a number of people suffering deterministic effects.
link to the Times of India
We can expect more of those radioactive door handles to start appearing again very soon.
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