radiation

Russia’s Attack on Ukranian Nuclear Plant Prompts International Concerns

Russia’s Attack on Ukranian Nuclear Plant Prompts International Concerns

Russian forces have captured Europe’s largest nuclear power plant after launching a Friday night attack that started a fire at the Ukrainian facility.   The fire has since been extinguished and both UN and Ukrainian officials say that no radiation was released, AP News reported. However, the incident marks the second time since Russian President Vladimir […]

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    EPA Proposal Could Raise Radiation Exposure Limits

    EPA Proposal Could Raise Radiation Exposure Limits

    You can add radiation to the list of pollutants for which the Trump administration is looking to loosen restrictions. That loosening could come as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) already controversial proposal “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” The Associated Press reported Tuesday. The proposal, which has been criticized by the scientific community […]

    Cell Phones in Schools? France Says No, San Francisco Educators Urge Caution

    Cell Phones in Schools? France Says No, San Francisco Educators Urge Caution

    By Olga Naidenko As the school year begins, the movement to exercise caution in students’ use of cell phones and other wireless devices is gaining international momentum. The French Parliament voted last month to ban cell phones in nursery, elementary and middle schools. More than 5,000 miles away, San Francisco educators are urging the school […]

    Cell Phone Radiation Risks: California Issues Groundbreaking Guidelines

    Cell Phone Radiation Risks: California Issues Groundbreaking Guidelines

    By Olga Naidenko This week, California officially issued groundbreaking guidelines advising cell phone users to keep phones away from their bodies and limit use when reception is weak. State officials caution that studies link radiation from long-term cell phone use to an increased risk of brain cancer, lower sperm counts and other health problems, and […]

    Fears of Radiation Leak Soar After North Korea Nuclear Site Collapse Kills 200

    Fears of Radiation Leak Soar After North Korea Nuclear Site Collapse Kills 200

    Experts are issuing urgent warnings of a possible radiation leak following the collapse of a tunnel at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, an accident that reportedly killed at least 200 people. “Should [the Punggye-ri site] sink, there is a possibility” that hazardous radioactive gas could be released into the atmosphere, warned South Korea weather […]

    Workers Fear Radiation Exposure After Tunnel Collapse at Nuclear Waste Facility

    Workers Fear Radiation Exposure After Tunnel Collapse at Nuclear Waste Facility

    We are broadcasting from Washington state, where the Department of Energy declared a state of emergency at the Hanford nuclear site after a tunnel storing contaminated radioactive materials collapsed. The collapse, which was discovered Tuesday, forced hundreds of workers to take cover to avoid potential exposure. Hanford is the nation’s most polluted nuclear weapons production […]

    Emergency Declared at Nuclear Waste Site in Washington State

    Emergency Declared at Nuclear Waste Site in Washington State

    The Department of Energy declared an emergency Tuesday at a plutonium-handling facility at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state after a tunnel partly collapsed. Federal officials said, there was “no indication of a release of contamination at this point.” Hundreds of Workers were told to evacuate or take cover as officials responded to reports […]