RADIOACTIVE

  • World's first waterbased nuclear battery developed September 17, 2014

    New York: Researchers at the University of Missouri have created a longlasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used as a source of reliable energy in automobiles and space flight. The battery uses a radioactive isotope called strontium90 that boosts electrochemical energy in a waterbased solution. A nanostructured titanium dioxide...
  • Mexico finds stolen radioactive material amid dirty bomb fear December 5, 2013

    Mexico city: Mexican police have found dangerous radioactive medical material stolen by thieves that the United Nations said could provide an ingredient for a "dirty bomb," the country's national nuclear safety commission CNSNS said on Wednesday. The truck was found on Wednesday close to where it was stolen outside Mexico City....
  • Japanese agency labels radioactive leak 'serious' August 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday upgraded the rating of a leak of radiation-contaminated water from a tank at its tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant to a "serious incident" on an international scale, and it castigated the plant operator for failing to catch the problem earlier. The Nuclear Regulation Authority's latest criticism of...
  • Inspections of Fukushima plant done carelessly: Nuclear Regulation Authority August 23, 2013

    The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant was careless in monitoring tanks storing dangerously radioactive water, the nuclear regulator said on Friday, the latest development in a crisis no one seems to know how to contain. Tokyo Electric Power Co. also failed to keep records of inspections of the tanks,...
  • Japan: Radioactive groundwater at Fukushima nuclear plant above barrier August 3, 2013

    Tokyo: Radioactive groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has risen to levels above a barrier being built to contain it, highlighting the risk of an increasing amount of contaminated water reaching the sea, Japanese media reported on Saturday. The Asahi newspaper, citing data from a Friday meeting of a task...
  • Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant finds second tank leak April 7, 2013

    Tokyo: Radioactive water has apparently leaked from another underground storage tank at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Sunday. The utility, known as Tepco, said the volume of the latest leakage is believed to be small. On Saturday, it said as much as 120 tons...
  • US: Radioactive waste leaking from 6 tanks at nuclear site February 24, 2013

    Seattle: Six underground storage tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation along the Columbia River in Washington state were recently found to be leaking radioactive waste, but there is no immediate risk to human health, state and federal officials said on Friday. The seeping waste adds to decades of soil contamination caused...
  • Two exposed to radioactivity at Rawatbhata plant June 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Two workers at the Rawatbhata Atomic Power Station in Rajasthan have suffered exposure to high doses of radioactive tritium and are under observation. The incident took place on June 23 at Unit 5 of the plant during routine maintenance work. "There was no abnormal release of radioactivity to the...
  • No radioactivity release at AMRI Hospital: AERB December 9, 2011

    New Delhi: There was no release of radiation from the sole medical device containing radioactive material in the AMRI Hospital in Kolkata where a massive fire broke out this morning, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board said. A High Dose Rate brachytherapy unit with radioactive Iridium192 as source was situated in the...
  • Japan cleanup of radioactive water hits snag June 17, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's crisishit nuclear power plant could spill more radioactive water into the sea within a week unless engineers can fix a glitch in a new system to clean up pools of contaminated water, officials said. Tokyo Electric Power Co, known as Tepco, has pumped massive amounts of water to cool...
  • Antinuke protest in Japan, 3 months after quake June 11, 2011

    Tokyo: Protesters in Tokyo held mass demonstrations on Saturday against the use of nuclear power, as Japanese marked the threemonth anniversary of the powerful earthquake and tsunami that killed tens of thousands and triggered one of the world's worst nuclear disasters. The magnitude9 earthquake that hit off Japan's northeast coast March...
  • Japan nuclear plant moves radioactive water June 5, 2011

    Tokyo: The Japanese utility battling to bring its radiationspewing nuclear reactor under control says it is moving 1,500 more tons of radioactive water into temporary storage. Tokyo Electric Power Company said on Sunday that the move is critical to prevent the spilling of highly radioactive water into the ground and the...
  • Japan reactor leak 100 times more than permitted May 21, 2011

    Tokyo: A water leak from Japan's tsunamicrippled nuclear power station earlier this month resulted in about 100 times the permitted level of radioactive material flowing into the sea, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Saturday. TEPCO said the leak discovered on May 11 at a storage pit outside the No...
  • High level of radioactive iodine in Japan seawater March 27, 2011

    Tests show that iodine levels have spiked 1,250 times higher than normal near Fukushima plant. ...
  • Japan nuke workers grapple with radioactive water March 27, 2011

    Sendai: Workers grappled on Sunday with how to remove and store highly radioactive water pooling in three troubled units at a nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan that has been leaking radiation making its way into food and water. The discovery of puddles with radiation levels 10,000 times the normal sparked...
  • US rushes freshwater to help Japan Nplant March 26, 2011

    Sendai: US naval barges loaded with freshwater sped toward Japans overheated nuclear plant on Saturday to help workers struggling to stem a worrying rise in radioactivity and remove dangerously contaminated water from the facility. Workers at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant have been using seawater in a frantic bid to stabilize...
  • US deploys 8 ships near quakehit Japan March 15, 2011

    Washington: The US has deployed as many as eight naval ships around Japan, while another five are on their way to the region to contribute in the massive relief and rescue operation currently underway following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked the country last week. "We currently have eight ships...
  • Delhi Univ teachers try to meet VC, assaulted May 16, 2010

    New Delhi: The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) on Sunday said its members were physically assaulted while trying to meet Vice Chancellor (VC) Deepak Pental in the south campus in New Delhi. "Teachers were physically assaulted by university security personnel and police on the campus," DUTA President Aditya Narayan Misra told...
  • Radiation leak: whose responsibility is it? April 30, 2010

    It turns out the recent radiation scare in Mayapuri may not have been the only lapse on the part of the Delhi University. The head of the Chemistry department, Professor Ramesh Chandra has blown the lid off another controversy that allegedly was buried years ago. ...
  • DU sorry for negligence over Cobalt60 April 29, 2010

    After it was confirmed that the killer radioactive scrap in Mayapuri was traced to the Delhi University, the institution came out on Thursday to openly admit to a laxity on their part, promising a thorough probe. ...
  • Delhi illequipped to tackle radioactive waste April 10, 2010

    New Delhi: The condition of five people who were exposed to radioactive material Cobalt 60 at a scrap market in New Delhi is very critical. They are battling for their lives in Delhi hospital after being exposed to radioactive material in the city's Mayapuri area. Although a team of scientists finally declared...
  • 5 exposed to radiation in Delhi April 9, 2010

    Five people have been reportedly exposed to radiation near a market area in Delhi on Thursday. The area has been cordoned off and scientists from the Bhaba Atomic Research Center have been called in to investigate the nature of the substance and the extent of damage. "Legal action has been taken...
  • 'Radioactive leakage' spreads panic in Delhi shop April 8, 2010

    New Delhi: Four people were taken ill and suffered burnlike injuries after coming in contact with a suspected radioactive material in a scrap market in the Indian capital on Thursday. Police assured there was nothing to worry. Deepak Jain, the owner of the scrap shop in Mayapuri in west Delhi...
  • Budding scientist's dream blows up in BARC blaze December 31, 2009

    Twentythreeyearold Umang Singh's dreams went up in smoke on Tuesday when one of the labs of BARC caught fire. From a one room tenement in the slums of Jogeshwari, to the country's premier nuclear institute BARC, Umang's rise was a rapid one. His dream of getting a doctorate and working...
  • No headway in probe into BARC blaze December 31, 2009

    Mumbai: Police investigating the fire in the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) do not suspect foul play in the incident that left two research students dead. According to police sources here, the investigators have also ruled out negligence on the part of BARC. But the fire has raised questions over...
  • 'BARC fire was not accidental' December 31, 2009

    Mumbai: The fire at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) was not a mere accident and could be "some one's" way of checking the preparedness of the nuclear centre in the backdrop of intelligence reports of a possible terror attack, said former Director of the centre A N Prasad. "It...
  • Two scientists killed as fire breaks out at BARC December 29, 2009

    Mumbai A fire broke out in a chemical lab at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in suburban Trombay on Tuesday leaving two persons dead but there was no threat of any radioactive leak. The process of identification of the victims is on and it is suspected that they could be...
  • Radioactive mines put Jharkhand villagers at risk June 9, 2008

    Jadugora: The Uranium mining in this Jharkhand village ushered in jobs and money, but the euphoria was short lived. The residents feel that the progress may have come at too high a price. According to local NGO reports, the villagers face the risk of contracting diseases resulting out of radiations...
  • US sleuths make a neat job of buying 'dirty bombs' July 13, 2007

    Congressional operatives go under cover to buy radioactive stuff. ...