Radiation

Cancer Patient Cremated Leaves Radioactive Material Behind

GIZMODO     An Arizona crematorium was contaminated with radiation after the cremation of a patient who’d received radiopharmaceutical treatment, according to a new case study. Radioactive materials have a variety of uses in medicine, for both diagnosis and treatment. An occasionally overlooked matter is what to do with the body after the patient has died, a problem for which there ...

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Kromek Secures Contract to Create Vehicle Mounted Biological Weapon Detection Equipment

ChronicleLive Radiation detection pioneer Kromek is developing a piece of tech to protect the public against biological attacks as part of a new US contract.   The Sedgefield firm is already working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), which is part of the US Department of Defense, to supply handheld ‘dirty bomb’ detectors.     But this deal – ...

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Phoenix Uranium Incident – All clear: Officials say uranium found inside Phoenix garage poses no threat

Phoenix Uranium Incident According to ABC15.com: PHOENIX – The Phoenix Fire Department hazardous material team is investigating after a woman reported finding uranium in north Phoenix on Monday evening. A fire department representative said that a woman was cleaning out her deceased father-in-law’s garage near Glendale and 19th avenues when she found what she believed to be uranium inside a three-inch ...

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France Reports Explosion at Nuclear Power Plant

Video: CBS News According to AP: PARIS — French authorities say there has been an explosion in a nuclear power plant’s machine room but that there is no leak of radiation. No injuries have been reported. The local government for the Manche region says that the blast at the Flamanville plant on France’s northwest coast has been contained and managed. ...

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Animated map shows every nuclear-bomb explosion in history

Radiation Map According to Business Insider: President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that the US needed to “expand its nuclear capability.” When he was later asked about the tweet by “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski, Trump responded “let it be an arms race.” On July 16, 1945, the US conducted the world’s first test of a nuclear weapon. Less than a month later, two ...

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Get out the HazMat Suit: More than 50 evaluated in hospital hazard call

Get out the HazMat Suit: More than 50 evaluated in hospital hazard call HMN – Radiation Detection, HazMat Suits, and 50 persons evaluated – oh my.  Good Job Ventura. According to the Ventura County Star: More than 50 people were evaluated after a chemical spill was reported Thursday afternoon at Ventura County Medical Center, officials said. The incident was reported at ...

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Dog rescued from 30-foot hole at old nuclear reactor site

According to the San Francisco Chronicle: SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Timmy got stuck in a well Tuesday, and it was going to take a lot more than Lassie had to offer to get him out. A construction worker helping to install solar panels in a field beside the abandoned nuclear reactor at Hawkins County’s Phipps Bend Industrial Park heard ...

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UPDATE: Keene High cleared after hazmat investigation, radioactive chemical removed

KEENE — Keene High School has been cleared of any type of contamination following a potential hazmat incident involving Cesium-137, a radioactive chemical. READ: UPDATE: Preliminary readings say no hazardous materials in Keene High School, officials say The material of concern had been identified as Cesium-137, which is an instrument used solely for demonstration in science labs, Superintendent Robert H. ...

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5.3 Magnitude Earthquake detected in North Korea – Surface Explosion

According to The Guardian.com: North Korea has confirmed it has conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date, marking the 68th anniversary of its founding with a reminder to the world that it may be edging closer to developing a warhead capable of striking the US mainland. Friday morning’s test, which triggered a magnitude 5.3 earthquake, drew immediate condemnation from ...

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Radioactivity Scare on Fair Oaks Avenue Prompts Full-Scale Hazmat Response Tuesday

HMN- Pasadena California was the scene of a multi agency hazmat response when items at a Goodwill were believed to be radioactive. This according to Pasadena Now, you can read the full story and see the photo gallery here. photo credit Pasadena Now A pot said to be radioactive dropped off by a man at the Goodwill Store in the ...

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