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Radiation eating fungi found at Chernobyl could be used to protect astronauts

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Residential Structure involving nuclear reactor inside garage attached to a residence prompts haz-mat, and bomb squad response

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Halfway house resident orders uranium, prompts hazmat team response

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Radiation scare from N.C. Garbage truck

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HMN-HAZMAT was called in North Carolina after a garbage truck set off radiation sensors.  (WBTV) Hazmat crews were called out Monday after a garbage truck in Concord set off radiation sensors. The incident happened just before 12:30 p.m. on the 5100 block of Morehead Road near the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Officials said the residential garbage truck initially set off sensors ...

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Interstate crash in Nashville leads to radiation scare

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  HMN-A vehicle accident leads to a radiation scare on I-40.  News Channel 5 reports that a vehicle carrying radioactive material collided with another car.   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Hazmat crews were called out to a crash on Interstate 40 in Nashville after a vehicle carrying radioactive material collided with another car. The incident happened early Thursday morning along eastbound ...

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Possible exposure after acid spill at Oxnard recycling center “slight radiation was detected”

HMN-“The material was described as a radiological substance, according to an initial report filed with the state’s Office of Emergency Services. ” and “slight radiation was detected” according to the Ventura County Star. Rescuers responded to a report of two people exposed to a chemical spill at a recycling center in Oxnard just before 10 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities said the spill took place ...

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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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