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  • Radioactive contaminants removed from water

    A combination of forest by-products and crustacean shells may be the key to removing radioactive materials from drinking water, according to researchers from North Carolina State University. Pawlak and fellow researchers found that the new material, which forms a solid foam, has applications beyond radioactive materials and can also remove salt from sea water. “As we’re ...

  • Worry over radioactive water leak

    An underground pipe has been discovered by workers in Georgia leaking radioactive water beneath a nuclear power plant. The workers are in the process of discovering if the pipe is the sole cause of the leak or if there is another source that the water is also coming from. Tritium is a radioactive form of hydrogen that is created inside nuclear reactors. There is worry of the water spreading past ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • Highly radioactive water outside Fukushima

    Highly radioactive water has been found for the first time outside one of the reactor buildings at Japan’s quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, officials say. The leak in a tunnel linked to the No. 2 reactor has raised fears of radioactive liquid seeping into the environment. Officials said the radiation scare inside the No. 2 reactor was caused by a partial meltdown of fuel rods. Up ...

  • 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.

  • Japan`s radioactive water leaks: How dangerous?

    New revelations of contaminated water leaking from storage tanks at the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant have raised alarm, coming just weeks after Japanese officials acknowledged that radioactive water has been seeping into the Pacific from the plant for more than two years, The government announced this week that it would contribute 47 billion yen ($470 million) to build ...


    By Associated Press

  • Radioactive water leaks at Japanese nuclear plant

    The Japanese nuclear watchdog on Wednesday said they are taking the leakage of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant seriously, and proposed raising the rating to describe it from "an anomaly" to a "serious incident." The operator of the plant said about 300 tons (300,000 liters, 80,000 gallons) of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japan plant radioactive water into sea likely

     A Japanese utility said Monday its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is likely leaking contaminated water into sea, acknowledging for the first time a problem long suspected by experts. Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, also came under ...


    By Associated Press

  • Purolite develops solution to Fukushima radioactive water cleanup

    Purolite announced today that they have been successful in achieving non-detect levels on all of the 62 radionuclides that exceed mandated discharge limits in the coolant water at the Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor in Japan. “In conjunction with our Japanese partner, we have been able to demonstrate the successful reduction of all 62 radionuclides in the ...


    By Purolite Corporation

  • Radioactive water may overflow at Japan plant

    The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Tuesday it is struggling to stop contaminated underground water from leaking into the sea. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said some of the water is seeping over or around an underground barrier it created by injecting chemicals into the soil that solidified into a wall. The latest problem involves underground water which has built up ...


    By Associated Press

  • Researchers remove radioactive contaminants from

    A combination of forest by-products and crustacean shells may be the key to removing radioactive materials from drinking water, according to researchers from North Carolina State University. Pawlak and fellow researchers found that the new material, which forms a solid foam, has applications beyond radioactive materials and can also remove salt from sea water. “As we’re ...

  • A detectable trail: Measuring radioactivity in environment

    Radionuclides, or radioactive isotopes as they are often called, play an important part in the technologies that provide modern societies with food, water and medicine. But, if they are released into the environment through poor disposal, or by accident, they can be harmful to humans, animals and plants. One such example is the ingestion of radioactive contamination from tainted plants, animals ...

  • New Rules for the Protection of Public Health with Regard to Radioactive Substances in Water

    The Council adopted a directive laying down requirements for the protection of the health of the general public with regard to radioactive substances in water intended for human consumption. It sets out parametric values, frequencies and methods for monitoring radioactive substances (7445/3/13).  Water is one of the most comprehensively regulated areas of EU environmental legislation. ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Japanese agency labels radioactive leak `serious`

    Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday upgraded the rating of a leak of radiation-contaminated water at its tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant to a "serious incident" on an international scale. The Nuclear Regulation Authority originally gave a Level 1 rating - an "anomaly," to the Aug. 19 leak of 300 tons (300,000 liters, 80,000 gallons) of water ...


    By Associated Press

  • Laboratory study cuts fracking waste`s radioactivity

    Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the radioactivity of some hydraulic fracturing wastewater: Mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations. The wastewater is created when some of the chemical-laced water used to fracture thick underground rocks flows back out of the wellbore. The water is tainted with chemicals, toxins and in some parts of the country - ...


    By Associated Press

  • Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant

    An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn't at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, 40 miles north of Manhattan, reported on Friday that water contaminated by tritium leaked into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japan gov`t to help stop radioactive water leaks

    Japan's government said Wednesday that it would step in and take "firm measures" to tackle contaminated water leaks at the country's crippled nuclear plant, including possibly funding a multibillion-dollar project to fix the problem. The announcement came a day after the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi plant said some of the water was seeping over or around an underground barrier it ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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.

  • Residents Call for Testing Fracking Wastewater for Radioactive Elements

    Last month, CBC News reported that residents of Windsor, Nova Scotia were concerned over fracking wastewater that may contain radioactive elements.  According to the article, between March of 2010 and August of 2011, seven million liters of the wastewater went through the Canadian town’s sewage treatment plant before entering Minas Basin. The ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Radioactive Removal Project Gets Underway in Illinois

    Earlier this week, the Daily Herald published a story about a $20 million radioactive cleanup project getting underway near Naperville, Illinois.  The extensive project is taking place along the West Branch of the DuPage River at the McDowell Grove Forest Preserve. According to the article, “The radioactive material came from an old gas light-manufacturing plant in West Chicago. The ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Idaho aquifer decline could hinder radioactive monitoring

    A continued drop in underground water levels could make it more difficult to monitor the movement of radioactive contamination in an aquifer below an eastern Idaho nuclear facility, scientists say. Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey in a 36-page report released Monday said the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer level has dropped below ...


    By Associated Press

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