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The Bulletin is just releasing its 'Radiation Issue,' which is available for free for two weeks. It explores how the NRC may be changing recommended safe dosages, and how the studies for prolonged exposure have, until recently, been based on one-time exposures (Hiroshima, etc.). New epidemiological studies on prolonged exposure (medical exposures, worker exposures, etc.) are more accurate and tell a different tale. This is a long article, but reads well."
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.
Mr Jim Button, past Director of Safety at the AAEC and ANSTO for over 25 years (1963 to 1989), sadly passed away on Sunday 5 February.
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,
The IAEA Radiation Protection of Patients web site is a useful source of information for both patient and referrer about medical radiation, and is the most popular part of the IAEA web structure.
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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.
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