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  • Worldwide nuclear accident monitoring network launched

    An IAEA-based international nuclear emergency response network has become operational through receipt of its first pledges of assistance from four Member States. Finland, Mexico, Sri Lanka and the United States have stepped forward to make the initial commitments to the Response Assistance Network (RANET), a global response arrangement designed to coordinate international assistance in case of a ...

  • Maritime safety: towards better prevention of maritime accidents

    On 11 March 2009 the European Parliament finally approved the third package of measures for maritime safety after the agreement reached in conciliation last December and approval by the Council. 'I am particularly satisfied with the agreement reached between the Parliament and the Council. It is a significant step towards improved prevention of maritime accidents and increased accountability of ...


    By European Commission

  • Pennsylvania DEP Releases Impact Report on Fukushima Nuclear Accident

    The Department of Environmental Protection today announced the completion of its Fukushima Nuclear Accident Report, which highlights DEP's response and findings regarding air and water sources, and the public's health and safety after the March 11 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi facility in Japan. "The report shows that DEP's Bureau ...

  • NRC publishes survey results on nuclear accident response strategies to protect the public

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has released a publication that provides new insights into how best to protect the public during a nuclear power plant accident. The publication is based on the results of focus groups and telephone surveys conducted in the Emergency Planning Zones (EPZs) around reactor sites. The data will help the NRC review its regulations and guidance related to emergency ...

  • Nuclear accident in Japan: where to get up-to-date information

    Following the massive earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011, a number of explosions and fires took place at the reactor buildings of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Japan declared a state of alert and reported leaks of radioactive material. Given the magnitude and the global dimension of the disaster, Japanese authorities and the international community are following the situation very ...

  • Spain, US sign new accord on nuclear accident cleanup plan

    Spain and the United States signed an agreement Monday to further discuss the cleanup and removal of land contaminated with radioactivity after a mid-air collision in 1966 dumped four U.S. hydrogen bombs near the southern Spanish village of Palomares. Under a statement of intent signed by Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo and U.S. ...


    By Associated Press

  • No immediate health risks from Fukushima nuclear accident says UN expert science panel

    "Radiation exposure following the nuclear accident at Fukushima-Daiichi did not cause any immediate health effects. It is unlikely to be able to attribute any health effects in the future among the general public and the vast majority of workers," concluded the 60 th session of the Vienna-based United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effect of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR). The effects of ...

  • New monitoring network for Scottish ports

    Historically, ferry masters operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to a port and on arrival visually assess the weather and tide conditions before deciding whether safe berthing alongside the pier or quayside would be possible. This wastes time and fuel, and can causes immense frustration among passengers, who may see ferries come close to a port, but thereafter depart ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • `Not all particles are equal`, Air Monitors

    Recently, the Prime Minister’s car was covered by a thin layer of Saharan dust and air quality was suddenly a lead item in the national news. The dust itself does not pose a serious hazard to health in comparison with the finer particles (from diesel engines for example) that travel deep into the lungs, but Jim Mills, MD of Air Monitors, believes that the media attention that this event ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Surveillance and Monitoring of Explosive, Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Hazards

    This report provides: An overview of the global market for the surveillance and monitoring of explosive, chemical, biological, and nuclear hazards. Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013 and 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019. Discussion of how hazards due to industrial accidents, nuclear plant accidents, ...


  • EHS Data software manages EHS incident information at 50 sites

    Our Monitor Pro software tools grew up providing data management solutions for the landfill industry, where we have been the industry standard for many years. Nowadays we provide systems globally to all sorts of facilities from huge mine sites to oil and gas companies, from Papua New Guinea to the foothills of the Andes. In addition to our standard products we also undertake bespoke development, ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • Media attention needed for air quality monitoring

    Air quality is rarely given the media attention that it deserves, but the importance of this issue is finally beginning to gain traction. Even though air pollution is responsible for more premature deaths than obesity, alcohol and road accidents, these other problems are generally given a much higher profile. However, recent months have seen raised media and political interest in air quality and ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • New Mexico official: EPA kept water data secret after spill

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials refused for weeks to share water-quality data with their state counterparts following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest, New Mexico's top environmental regulator testified Thursday. The move by federal agencies aimed to downplay the severity of the spill, hobbling the state's response to the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Casella to unveil next generation noise monitor at the Health and Safety Event 2015

    Casella is to unveil the latest generation of noise monitoring equipment at the Health and Safety Event 2015, 24-26 March at the NEC in Birmingham. Visitors to Casella’s stand (F36) will ...


    By Casella

  • WITSML Open Data Exchange Standard Makes Drilling Systems Interoperable at IADC 2011

    Drilling technology providers successfully conducted a live demonstration of the WITSML (Well Information Transfer Standard Markup Language) drilling data exchange standard at IADC 2011 in Amsterdam, where they seamlessly exchanged drilling data in real-time between six vendor technologies. This efficient data transfer demonstration was possible because each vendor technology uses the open data ...


  • Modern Water’s trace metal monitor used for Fukushima disaster clean-up in Japan

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has recently sold its portable trace metal monitor, the PDV6000ultra, for a decontamination project in Fukushima, Japan. Kyoto and Osaka Sangyo universities have been jointly working on the project. The university project uses a new innovative decontamination ...

  • Joint EPA/DOE statement: radiation monitors confirm that no radiation levels of concern have reached the united states

    The United States Government has an extensive network of radiation monitors around the country and no radiation levels of concern have been detected. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency RadNet system is designed to protect the public by notifying scientists, in near real time, of elevated levels of radiation so they can determine whether protective action is required. The EPA's system has ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Joint EPA/DOE statement: radiation monitors confirm that no radiation levels of concern have reached the United States

    The United States Government has an extensive network of radiation monitors around the country and no radiation levels of concern have been detected. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency RadNet system is designed to protect the public by notifying scientists, in near real time, of elevated levels of radiation so they can determine whether protective action is required. The EPA’s system ...

  • A software system for the efficient control, administration and evaluation of automated water quality measuring networks

    ENMO®hydro represents the newest developments in dynamic, continuous and automated water quality monitoring and thus makes an important contribution to the early detection of disasters or accidents as well as to the evaluation of hazard potentials. The functionality of the 100% web-based multi-tier-system comprises workflows for automatic sampling and quality assurance, the administration and ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • Oversight chair questions safety at nuke dump

    The recent truck fire and radiation release from the government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico were "near misses" at a facility whose workers proved unprepared to respond to the emergencies, the head of an independent oversight agency said. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Chairman Peter Winokur also said the Feb. ...


    By Associated Press

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