radiation

Vibrant Response 13 - Radiation and nuclear threat response

A Radiological Dispersal Devise Exploded at a Train Station

The unthinkable happened: A (simulated) 3,000 lb. radiological dispersal devise exploded at a train station in a major Midwestern city. Within hours, reports indicated two additional radiological devises, as well as a possible nuclear device, also detonated within the city. Within minutes of the incident, the Federal Emergency Management Agency began the process of responding …

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Fukushima crisis rating raised, question becomes ‘how much radiation has been released?’

By Peter Grier, Washington -Japan on Tuesday raised its assessment of the severity of the situation at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to 7 – the worst score possible on the accident rating scale overseen by the International Atomic Energy Agency. That does not mean the Fukushima crisis has suddenly become more dire. Japanese …

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‘No Safe Levels’ of Radiation in Japan – Danger for Fukushima 50 grows

(TOKYO-IPS/Al Jazeera) – In a nuclear crisis that is becoming increasingly serious, Japan’s Nuclear Safety Agency confirmed that radioactive iodine-131 in seawater samples taken near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex that was seriously damaged by the recent tsunami off the coast of Japan is 4,385 times the level permitted by law. Airborne radiation …

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California State Assembly Pushes Tough Green Energy Requirement

California has consistently led the nation over the past decade in its adoption of green energy technologies. California ranked first in 2010 amongst all states in solar panel installations. This week, the state assembly approved a measure that mandates utilities to increase the percentage of electricity derived from clean, green energy sources. The bill would …

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‘No Major Progress’ Draining Radioactive Water From Plant

Here are some of today’s headlines and latest developments related to the crisis in Japan, where a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami on March 11 killed thousands of people, caused widespread destruction along the country’s northeast coast and crippled a nuclear power plant in Fukushima: — “No major progress is reported in the effort …

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