Airborne Radioactive Monitoring News

  • Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burial

    The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010. The five-year borehole project was tentatively slated to start later this year on state-owned land in rural North Dakota, but it has already been met with ...


    By Associated Press

  • NPL launches new guide with Airborne Radioactivity Monitoring Users` Group

    The guide, which was written in collaboration with the radiation user community, describes recommended procedures for the examination, testing and calibration of tritium-in-air monitoring equipment, to comply with the legal requirements set by the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999. Because some types of tritium-in-air monitors are either installed or not readily transportable, it is necessary ...

  • Radioactive iodine in Arctic sea ice may have European origin

    Ninety-eight per cent of radioactive iodine in Arctic sea ice may come from Europe, new research suggests. The study concludes that atmospheric transport of Iodine-129 from European nuclear fuel reprocessing plants is the most likely source. Iodine-129 (129I) is a long-lived (half-life of 15.7 million years) radioactive form of iodine that occurs naturally in very small amounts. It is highly ...

  • Fukushima crisis new blow to fishermen`s hopes

    Third-generation fisherman Fumio Suzuki sets out into the Pacific Ocean every seven weeks. Not to catch fish to sell, but to catch fish that can be tested for radiation. For the last 2 ½ years, fishermen from the port of Yotsukura near the stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant have been mostly stuck on land with little to do. There is no commercial fishing along most of the Fukushima ...


    By Associated Press

  • Kurion Expands Leadership Team

    Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear waste management, announced that recent advances with its Modular Vitrification System (MVS®), ...


    By Kurion, Inc.

  • Radiation Found to be more Widespread at San Francisco’s Treasure Island

    Last month, it was reported that the Treasure Island Naval Station may have more widespread radioactive contamination than previously thought.  The Bay Citizen published an article about the area after obtaining documents about the cleanup efforts. The Navy began preparing the land in 1993 to allow San Francisco to begin using it for other purposes.  The area is slated to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Kurion Founder and CEO John Raymont Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Orange County Award Finalist

    Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear waste management, today announced that Founder and CEO ...


    By Kurion, Inc.

  • Concerns Grow Over Radioactive Pollutants in Pennsylvania

    Last month, The New York Times published a story about Pennsylvania environmental regulators calling waste treatment and drinking water facilities to increase testing for radioactive materials.  The concerns have been prompted by a dramatic increase in natural gas drilling across the state.  Wastewater from some of these drilling sites ends up at treatment plants.   ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Oregon Prepares for Possible Radioactive Tsunami Debris

    This month, the Yamhill Valley News-Register published a story about how various Oregon agencies and groups are preparing for potentially radioactive debris to reach the coast.  Recently, they held a conference call to review Oregon’s planned response as the one year anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and resulting tsunami approaches in early March. Although most experts do not ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Japanese Baby Formula Recalled Due to Elevated Radiation Levels

    The prominent Japanese food and candy maker Meiji Co. is voluntarily recalling its canned powdered milk product for infants after radiation was detected, reports the Washington Post. The company found levels of radioactive cesium that were lower than the limit imposed by the government, but Meiji Co. is pulling their products from shelves as a precautionary measure.   Testing ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Cabot Earns Sustainability Recognition from Illinois Governor

    Cabot Corp. (NYSE: CBT) has been named a 2011 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award winner for outstanding performance at its Tuscola, Ill., facility. ...


    By Cabot Corporation

  • Radioactive Rice Found in Japan

    After finding elevated levels of radiation in rice crops near Fukushima’s damaged nuclear power plant, government officials ordered more tests on September 24, 2011. This finding is particularly worrisome, because rice accounts for such a significant portion of the Japanese diet.   Preliminary tests on rice paddies in the city of Nihonmatsu, about 35 miles from the Fukushima plant, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Radiation Food Testing at EMSL Analytical, Inc.

    Several months ago, it was reported that food products including beef, spinach, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, tea, milk, plums and fish were found to be contaminated with cesium and iodine as far as 360 kilometers from Dai-Ichi.  Recently, it was also reported that about 963 pounds (437 kilograms) of beef from a farm in Minami-Soma city, 30 miles from the stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Sionix Corporation Reports Successful Testing Results

    Sionix Corporation (OTCBB: SINX) ("Sionix"), designer of innovative and patented advanced mobile water treatment systems, today reported successful independent third-party testing results for its Mobile Water Treatment System (MWTS). The Sionix MWTS removed contaminants of the same, or substantially similar, atomic weight and structure as the radioactive isotopes of those same elements currently ...


    By Sionix Corporation

  • EMSL Analytical Receives Radioactive Materials License

    The nation’s leading asbestos testing laboratory now offers services to analyze radioactive asbestos samples. EMSL Analytical is pleased to announce that they are now accepting samples for polarized light microscopy (PLM) for radioactive asbestos samples.  The laboratory recently secured their Radioactive Materials License that allows the laboratory to possess these types of samples. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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