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  • MHI and Obayashi Jointly Develop `Radiation-shielded Seat` To Suppress Radiation Exposure of Machinery Operators Working in Radiation-contaminated Areas

    Tokyo, Nov 14, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Obayashi Corporation have jointly developed a "radiation-shielded seat" that suppresses radiation exposures of industrial vehicle operators working in radiation-contaminated areas. The seat incorporates body armor-like radiation shielding developed by combining MHI's radiation shielding technology based on ...

  • Path of radiation leak investigated

    Workers at Japan’s quake-hit nuclear plant are using dye to try to trace the route of highly radioactive water flowing from a reactor into the sea. The source of the leak was identified at the weekend as a 20cm (8in) crack in a concrete pit at reactor 2. Earlier efforts to plug the hole using a highly absorbent polymer failed. Meanwhile, the plant’s operator Tepco says it has ...

  • Management, safety cited for radiation release

    Poor management, an eroding safety culture, ineffective maintenance and a lack of proper oversight are being blamed for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the federal government's nuclear waste dump two months ago in southeastern New Mexico. The series of shortcomings are identified in a report to be ...


    By Associated Press

  • Universal Detection Technology Continues to Receive Orders for Radiation Detection Devices From Japan Amid Reports of Widespread Contamination

    Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com) (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies that protect against biological, chemical, and ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Contaminated Buildings at Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund Site in New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to demolish and remove buildings and smaller structures at the Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey, which were contaminated during the testing and development of rocket motors and propellants. Buildings and structures on the 263-acre site contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos and lead ...

  • Shedding a light on contaminants

    Name a current environmental challenge. Global climate change? Loss of endangered species? What about soil contamination? Soil pollution rarely makes headlines, though it is a prevalent global issue. According to the European Environment Agency, 39 member states in Europe had over 2.5 million contaminated soil sites in 2011. Sharon O’Rourke, researcher at University ...

  • New Mexico nuclear repository monitored for radiation

    Officials monitoring the presence of airborne radiation at the underground site in southeastern New Mexico where the federal government seals away its low-grade nuclear waste said late Saturday that surface tests have shown no danger to people or the environment. Samples were taken at several sites around the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant after ...


    By Associated Press

  • STS launch Radiation Instrument Simulators in China

    Following excellent discussions and analysis of the Chinese market Safe Training Systems are pleased to announce the appointment of a major distributor in China.  Kadinuo Science and Technology Co LTD based in Beijing have been appointed as exclusive distributors of the full range of STS Radiation Training Simulators.  Kadinuo have a strong heritage in the supply and service of ...


    By Safe Training Systems Ltd

  • KI Canada Expands Radiation Decontamination Preparedness

    KI Canada is pleased to announce that it has been approved as a marketing and distribution agent for Radiation Decontamination Solutions, LLC, of Oldsmar, Florida. “This is a significant step forward for KI Canada,” says Tom Gottlieb, president of KI Canada.  “For several years now we have offered crisis protect products to international markets and the addition of the RadDecon line greatly ...


    By KI Canada ltd.

  • Radiation detected near New Mexico nuke site

    Four days after a radiation alert shut the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, an independent monitoring center said Wednesday it found radioactive isotopes in an air sensor about a half mile from the southeastern New Mexico plant. A filter from a monitor northwest of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad had trace ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Mexico radiation leak raises concerns

    The radiation exposure of at least 13 workers at a nuclear dump in a New Mexico salt bed more than 2,000 feet below the ground has brought new attention to the nation's long struggle to find places to dispose of tons of Cold War-era waste. The above-ground radiation release that exposed the workers during a night shift two weeks ago shut down the facility as authorities investigate the cause and ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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.

  • Food contamination after the Chernobyl accident

    The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear accident has been seriously overestimated, while unfounded statements presented as scientific facts have been used to strangle the nuclear industry, according to Russian researchers. Writing in the International Journal of Low Radiation, Sergei Jargin of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow, suggests that the health effects of food ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Food contamination after the Chernobyl accident

    The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear accident has been seriously overestimated, while unfounded statements presented as scientific facts have been used to strangle the nuclear industry, according to Russian researchers. Writing in the International Journal of Low Radiation, Sergei Jargin of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow, suggests that the health effects of food ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New beta contamination probe from Southern Scientific

    Southern Scientific has introduced a new beta contamination probe to add to an already comprehensive range of probes for the Radhound, our general purpose digital radiation monitor. The SS440 is a scintillation probe designed to be an equivalent to the NE BP4/4C. It uses a 1.5mm thick and 57mm diameter scintillator, with an active area of 19.6cm2. The EJ-212 (anthracene replacement plastic) ...

  • EPA Adds Radiation Site in Ridgewood Queens, New York to the Superfund List

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added the Wolff-Alport Chemical Company site in the Ridgewood section of Queens, New York to the federal Superfund list of hazardous waste sites. The soil and nearby sewers were contaminated by radioactive material from past industrial activities at the site. Testing indicates that there is no immediate threat to nearby residents, employees or ...

  • South Korea bans fish from NE Japan on radiation fears

    South Korea announced Friday that it was banning all fish imports from along Japan's northeastern coast because of what officials called growing public worry over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean near the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Fisheries in Fukushima prefecture (state) are closed, and fish caught in nearby prefectures are sold on the market only after ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shaw Awarded Environmental Radiation Remediation Services Contract from U.S. Navy

    BATON ROUGE, La.- The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) today announced it has been awarded a five-year contract by the U.S. Navy to provide radiological contaminant remediation services at various locations within the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s Southwest and Atlantic areas of responsibility. Shaw will perform radiological investigations, surveys and remediation work in support ...


  • Universal Detection Technology Issues an Update on the Development of the Smartphone Compatible Radiation Detector

    Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com) (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies that protect against biological, chemical, and ...

  • 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.

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