airborne radioactivity News

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Feds to clean site of 1976 `Atomic Man` accident

    Workers are preparing to enter one of the most dangerous rooms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation - the site of a 1976 blast that exposed a technician to a massive dose of radiation, leading to him being nicknamed the "Atomic Man." Harold McCluskey was working in the room when a chemical reaction caused a glass glove box to explode. He was exposed to the highest dose of radiation from the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Workers Prepare to Safely Enter One of Hanford Site’s Most Hazardous Rooms

    When workers enter the hazardous, historic McCluskey Room at the Hanford site this summer, they will be safer due to their preparation and involvement in planning and training for the job. The McCluskey ...


    By US Department of Energy

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