Radioactive Contamination News

  • Report: Mix of cat litter, salts caused nuclear-dump mishap

    An incompatible combination of nitrate salts and organic cat litter is to blame for a mishap that forced the closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, according to findings released Thursday by an independent team of experts from national laboratories around the country. The technical team was charged by the U.S. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Dounreay to become UK`s first nuclear heritage project

    Within a few years, much of the experimental nuclear site at Dounreay will disappear from the landscape. Many of the facilities that have dominated the skyline of Scotland’s north coast for the past 50 years will be razed to the ground. As the demolition of the entire site gets nearer, members of the public will be invited in the near future to take part in a debate about which aspects of ...

  • SEPA completes Dalgety Bay monitoring programme

    The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has completed the monitoring programme on the foreshore at Dalgety Bay which took place last week. In total 39 separate radioactive items, ranging in size from a grain of sand to a small stone, were detected and recovered. These included discrete radioactive items, the bulk of which were found on the inter-tidal area, together with more ...

  • US Energy Department Fined $500,000 for Hanford Radioactive Spill

    The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued a $500,000 penalty against the US Department of Energy, DOE, for a release of radioactive hazardous tank waste to the soil at the Hanford Nuclear Site on the Columbia River in central Washington. The waste endangered workers and brought a halt to cleanup of the leaky underground single-shell tanks. The spill occurred on July 27, 2007, when ...

  • Ukraine President Wants to Renew Chernobyl Area

    KIEV, Ukraine (ENS) - Today, on the 21st anniversary of the explosion and fire at Chernobyl that sent a radioactive cloud across Europe, the president of Ukraine urged the country to support renewal of the uninhabited, contaminated region around the closed reactor. 'As chief of state,' said President Viktor Yushchenko, 'I insist that all executive bodies make it their priority to ...

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