Radiation

Radioactive isotope found, Columbus Ohio Hazmat Responds

HMN- Columbus Division of Fire responds to what was described as a box labeled “radioactive” and “hazardous materials”. The investigation was being conducted by the Fire Department based EOD team and Law Enforcement. Are you ready for this call? How will your department respond to potential radioisotope emergency? Do you train on RAD and how often? Things that make you ...

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Estill County Radioactive Waste Response

LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather Source: Lex18.com News of radioactive waste in Estill County, has people asking all kinds of questions. How much radioactive waste is there? Is it affecting the people who live, work and go to school there? That’s what Irvine and Estill County leaders are trying to determine, after being blind-sided by the allegations on ...

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HAZMAT teams respond to a powder uranium spill near Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Source: CTV News A hazardous materials team has been called in after a substance believed to be powdered uranium spilled from a semi-trailer that rolled over near Swift Current. The crash happened on Highway 4, about 10 kilometres north of the city, shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday. No one was hurt. Emergency crews are on scene and a hazmat team ...

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Panel backs proposal on nuclear waste disposal near Lake Huron

Source: AP/Ralph Holmes TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian advisory panel Wednesday endorsed a fiercely debated plan to bury waste from nuclear Power Plants plants less than a mile from Lake Huron, saying it had concluded the project would pose no danger to the environment. The Joint Review Panel made its recommendation in a report to Canada’s environment minister, ...

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Fire in the woods near Chernobyl exclusion zone extinguished

Source: RSOE EDIS – Emergency and Disaster Information Service and Yahoo News. Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine said on Saturday that firefighters have extinguished a forest fire that had burned for four days near the Chernobyl plant, scene of the world’s worst nuclear accident in 1986. The fire was completely put out “at 9:00 am on Saturday,” the emergencies ministry said ...

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