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Japan, China say no radiation detected after North Korea nuke test

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Fears of a leak from North Korea s detonation of what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb came after Chinese monitors detected a second tremor shortly after the initial earthquake triggered by the blast

BORDER BRIDGE. The sun sets over the Friendship bridge on the Yalu River connecting the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in the Chinese border city of Dandong on July 5, 2017. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

A nonpresent danger: Dispelling cellphone radiation myths

Apr 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

With the rise of the digital age the issue of cellphone radiation remains a hotly debated issue Are all types of radiation dangerous and how dangerous are they?

Radiation level in Fukushima plant at record high

Feb 03, 2017 - 4:12 PM

We believe the captured images offer very useful information but we still need to investigate given that it is very difficult to assume the actual condition inside says TEPCO spokesman Tatsuhiro Yamagishi

RECORD HIGH. This handout video grab from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) taken and released on January 30, 2017 shows the inside of the No. 2 reactor, just below the pressure vessel, at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture. Handout photo by TEPCO/AFP

Heart hazard for Apollo astronauts – study

Jul 28, 2016 - 11:59 PM

Of 7 Apollo astronauts to have died to date 3 43 succumbed to cardiovascular disease

The Apollo 11 lunar landing mission crew, pictured May 1, 1969, from left to right, Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. Photo by NASA/public domain

30 years on, Ukraine remembers Chernobyl catastrophe

Apr 26, 2016 - 8:05 PM

There was crying and screaming says a resident as she recalls the day the world s worst nuclear accident occurred

epa05277521 Ukrainians light candles near the memorial for 'liquidators' who died during cleaning up works after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, during a ceremony in Slavutich city, some 190 km north of the capital Kiev, Ukraine, early 26 April 2016. In the early hours of 26 April 1986 the Unit 4 reactor at the Chernobyl power station blew apart. Facing nuclear disaster on unprecedented scale Soviet authorities tried to contain the situation by sending thousands of ill-equipped men into a radioactive maelstrom. The men barely lasted more than a few weeks suffering lingering painful deaths. The explosion of Unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is still regarded the biggest accident in the history of nuclear power generation. Ukrainians mark the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl's tragedy on 26 April 2016. EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

Defying radiation, elderly residents cling on in Chernobyl

Apr 18, 2016 - 10:30 PM

158 people still live in the exclusion zone in Chernobyl Ukraine – site of the world s worst nuclear accident

Yevgeny Markevich, 78, looks out from the gate of his yard in Chernobyl on April 8, 2016.  The sturdy 78-year-old former teacher is among 158 people still living in the 30 kilometre (19 mile) exclusion zone around the Ukrainian nuclear power plant where reactor number four exploded on April 26, 1986. / AFP PHOTO / Sergei SUPINSKY

Unexpected places where you can get UV damage

Feb 04, 2016 - 9:57 PM

You’re not 100 protected from UV radiation even if you stay indoors

SUN DAMAGE INDOORS. Yes, you can still be affected by the harmful effects of UV radiation while indoors

Japan turns on third nuclear reactor since post-Fukushima ban

Jan 29, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The government and utility firms have been pushing to get reactors back in operation nearly 5 years after the disastrous meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant

GROUND ZERO. An aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone of the damaged units of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan, 20 March 2011. EPA/Air Photo Service / Handout / File

First Fukushima worker diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer – Japan official

Oct 20, 2015 - 3:10 PM

2nd UPDATE An official with the health ministry says the ex employee who is in his thirties developed leukemia after working at the plant following the 2011 crisis

GROUND ZERO. An aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone of the damaged units of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan, 20 March 2011. EPA/Air Photo Service / Handout / File

Japan lifts evacuation order for radiation-hit Fukushima town

Sep 05, 2015 - 8:00 PM

It seen as a pilot case for nearby areas with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe s government aiming to lift a raft of evacuation orders by March 2017

GROUND ZERO. An aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone of the damaged units of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan, 20 March 2011. EPA/Air Photo Service / Handout / File

Radiation from Fukushima detected off Canada west coast

Apr 08, 2015 - 10:39 AM

It is the first time traces of Cesium 134 had been detected off North American coasts the isotope characteristic of the 2011 Fukushima disaster

GROUND ZERO. An aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone of the damaged units of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan, 20 March 2011. EPA/Air Photo Service / Handout / File

Autopsy on Russian ex-spy 'one of most dangerous ever'

Jan 29, 2015 - 8:08 AM

Presence of polonium 210 made the autopsy on the body of poisoned former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko one of the most dangerous ever a public inquiry hears

A scientist takes liquid from a polonium 210 chloride liquid for urine testing at a lab at the GSF National Research centre for environment and health in Munich, Germany, Monday 11 December 2006.  Frank Mächler/EPA

Russian experts rule out radiation poisoning in Arafat death

Dec 26, 2013 - 8:26 PM

A Palestinian envoy however says the Palestinian authorities will press on with a probe into the 2004 death of Arafat

LOOMING FIGURE. Female Palestinian students walk in front of a mural showing late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a street of Gaza City. AFP file photo

Palestinians say Israel 'only suspect' in Arafat death

Nov 08, 2013 - 10:04 PM

France knows the whole truth and details of the martyrdom of Yasser Arafat

POISONED? A file picture taken on October 29, 2004, shows ailing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat saying goodbye to well-wishers as he boards a Jordanian army helicopter at dawn at the Muqatta, his West Bank offices in Ramallah. AFP PHOTO/ODD ANDERSEN

Tests point to polonium poisoning in Arafat death – Al Jazeera

Nov 07, 2013 - 8:45 AM

Israel s foreign ministry on Wednesday scoffed at the notion that Arafat had been poisoned

POISONED? A file picture taken on October 29, 2004, shows ailing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat saying goodbye to well-wishers as he boards a Jordanian army helicopter at dawn at the Muqatta, his West Bank offices in Ramallah. AFP PHOTO/ODD ANDERSEN

Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing

Oct 14, 2013 - 7:58 PM

In a report a team of scientists provide scientific details to media statements made in 2012 that they had found polonium on Arafat s belongings

LOOMING FIGURE. Female Palestinian students walk in front of a mural showing late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a street of Gaza City, Gaza Strip, 27 November 2012. EPA/Mohammed Saber

New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant – TEPCO

Oct 03, 2013 - 7:20 AM

UPDATED TEPCO says the highly radioactive water had leaked at the Fukushima No 1 plant from a different storage tank

GROUND ZERO. An aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone of the damaged units of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan, 20 March 2011. EPA/Air Photo Service / Handout / File

Anti-radiation fence at Fukushima has hole – TEPCO

Sep 26, 2013 - 6:20 PM

Workers at Japan s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant spot a hole in one of the barriers intended to keep radioactive particles contained in the harbor

GROUND ZERO. An aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone of the damaged units of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan, 20 March 2011. EPA/Air Photo Service / Handout / File

Over 1,000 tons of Fukushima water dumped after typhoon

Sep 17, 2013 - 3:48 PM

The utility said about 1 130 tons of water with low levels of radiation were released into the ground

PUMPING RAINWATER. This handout picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) on September 15, 2013 and released on September 17 shows a TEPCO worker pumping rainwater around the contamination water tank at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture. AFP / TEPCO

TEPCO finds high radiation in Fukushima groundwater

Sep 10, 2013 - 3:51 PM

Late on Monday plant operator TEPCO announced samples taken from a well at the site showed the presence of radioactive substances including strontium

INSPECTING FUKUSHIMA. A handout picture provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco), shows Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi (L) pointing to contaminated water storage tanks during his visit at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma, northeast of Tokyo, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, 26 August 2013. EPA/TEPCO/HANDOUT

Japan unveils $470-M plan for Fukushima water leaks

Sep 03, 2013 - 2:53 PM

UPDATED Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his administration will spend public money to get the job done

INSPECTING FUKUSHIMA. A handout picture provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco), shows Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi (L) pointing to contaminated water storage tanks during his visit at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma, northeast of Tokyo, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, 26 August 2013. EPA/TEPCO/HANDOUT

Fukushima operator discovers pipe leaking radioactive water

Sep 01, 2013 - 3:06 PM

The discovery of the pipe came a day after Tokyo Electric Power Co TEPCO said it found new radiation hotspots at four sites around coolant tanks

INSPECTING FUKUSHIMA. A handout picture provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco), shows Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi (L) pointing to contaminated water storage tanks during his visit at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma, northeast of Tokyo, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, 26 August 2013. EPA/TEPCO/HANDOUT

High radiation readings found at Fukushima tanks

Sep 01, 2013 - 9:08 AM

TEPCO detected high radiation readings at 4 sites around the tanks although none of the containers showed any visible fall in their water levels

INSPECTIONS. Japan's nuclear watchdog members, including Nuclear Regulation Authority members, inspect contaminated water tanks at the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on August 23, 2013. Photo by AFP/JAPAN POOL via JIJI PRESS

Japan should stop 'confusing messages' on Fukushima - IAEA

Aug 28, 2013 - 7:26 PM

IAEA to Japan: Explain more clearly what is happening at Fukushima and avoid sending confusing messages about the disaster

INSPECTIONS. Japan's nuclear watchdog members, including Nuclear Regulation Authority members, inspect contaminated water tanks at the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on August 23, 2013. Photo by AFP/JAPAN POOL via JIJI PRESS

TEPCO to drain two more tanks at Fukushima nuclear plant

Aug 24, 2013 - 9:50 PM

TEPCO has not yet pinpointed the source of the leak in the first of three tanks relocated from their original zone

TWO MORE. Japan's nuclear watchdog members, including Nuclear Regulation Authority members, inspect contaminated water tanks at the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on August 23, 2013. Photo by AFP/JAPAN POOL via JIJI PRESS

Fukushima workers checking 300 tanks for more leaks

Aug 22, 2013 - 10:08 AM

UPDATED Some 300 tons of radioactive water was believed to have seeped from one of the tanks that hold water used to cool the broken reactors

GROUND ZERO. This hand out picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on August 19, 2013 shows contaminated water which leaked from a water tank at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture. AFP / TEPCO

Japan says Fukushima leak worst since tsunami

Aug 21, 2013 - 6:41 PM

UPDATED The assessment comes after TEPCO said some 300 tons of radioactive water is believed to have leaked

GROUND ZERO. This hand out picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on August 19, 2013 shows contaminated water which leaked from a water tank at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture. AFP / TEPCO

TEPCO: Worst radioactive leak from tank at Fukushima

Aug 20, 2013 - 7:03 PM

UPDATE Tokyo Electric Power Company says the leak is believed to be continuing Tuesday at Fukushima and it has not yet pinpointed the source of it

GROUND ZERO. This hand out picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on August 19, 2013 shows contaminated water which leaked from a water tank at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture. AFP / TEPCO

Fukushima operator pumps out toxic groundwater

Aug 10, 2013 - 4:24 PM

Tokyo Electric Power TEPCO began the work after it admitted last month that radioactive groundwater had been seeping out of the plant

TREADING CAREFULLY. A Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) employee in protective clothing works around water tanks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, 12 June 2013. Photo by EPA/Noboru Hashimoto / Pool

Japan: battle to stop Fukushima nuclear leaks 'urgent'

Aug 07, 2013 - 9:17 PM

Tokyo s more prominent role comes as critics slam plant operator Tokyo Electric Power and its handling of the more than 2 year old atomic crisis

A construction worker walks beside the underground water tank and water tanks at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture on June 12, 2013. EPA/Toshifumi Kitamura

Sea contamination 'suspected' off Fukushima

Jul 11, 2013 - 4:55 PM

The Nuclear Regulation Authority NRA said it is highly suspected that radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station had seeped into the ground and contaminated the sea

A construction worker walks beside the underground water tank and water tanks at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture on June 12, 2013. EPA/Toshifumi Kitamura

No health risk from Fukushima radiation - UN

May 31, 2013 - 10:42 PM

UN scientific committee says radiation leak from Fukushima nuclear power plant is unlikely to cause health problems

SAFE. UN scientific committee says radiation leak from Fukushima nuclear power plant is unlikely to cause health problems. Photo by AFP

Most detailed 'blueprint' of ancient Universe released

Mar 21, 2013 - 8:50 PM

The most detailed map of fossil radiation from the Big Bang has been released shedding new light to our understanding of the origins of the Universe

PLANCK CMB. The "map" of the cosmic microwave background radiation created by the Planck mission. The CMB is a snapshot of the oldest light in our Universe, imprinted on the sky when the Universe was just 380 000 years old. It shows tiny temperature fluctuations that correspond to regions of slightly different densities, representing the seeds of all future structure: the stars and galaxies of today. ESA/PLANCK COLLABORATION

Lack of data shrouds North Korea nuke test

Feb 14, 2013 - 4:03 PM

The North s test on Tuesday triggered an immediate scramble to collect and analyze any fallout data that might provide crucial clues about the nature of the test and the progress Pyongyang s nuclear weapons program has made

South Korean passengers watch TV news reporting North Korea's apparent nuclear test, at the Seoul train station on February 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN

Gamma-ray burst blasted Earth in 8th century: study

Jan 21, 2013 - 2:17 PM

A mystery wave of cosmic radiation that smashed into Earth in the eighth century may have come from two black holes that collided a study published on Monday

Fukushima kids fatter as radiation fears cut exercise

Dec 25, 2012 - 9:54 PM

Children in Fukushima are getting fatter as outdoor activities have been cut in the area due to radiation fears after last year s nuclear disaster

Warren Buffett cancer treatment over

Sep 17, 2012 - 7:01 AM

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet has completed radiation treatment for prostate cancer