Radioactive

  • Mexico finds stolen radioactive material amid dirty bomb fear 05-12-2013 11:16 AM

    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...
  • Japanese agency labels radioactive leak 'serious' 28-08-2013 01:04 PM

    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...
  • Inspections of Fukushima plant done carelessly: Nuclear Regulation Authority 23-08-2013 03:29 PM

    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...
  • Japan: Radioactive groundwater at Fukushima nuclear plant above barrier 03-08-2013 05:29 PM

    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...
  • Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant finds second tank leak 07-04-2013 05:46 PM

    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...
  • No radioactivity release at AMRI Hospital: AERB 09-12-2011 08:41 PM

    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 Iridium-192 as source was situated in...
  • Japan cleanup of radioactive water hits snag 17-06-2011 10:16 AM

    Tokyo: Japan's crisis-hit 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...
  • Anti-nuke protest in Japan, 3 months after quake 11-06-2011 12:20 PM

    Tokyo: Protesters in Tokyo held mass demonstrations on Saturday against the use of nuclear power, as Japanese marked the three-month anniversary of the powerful earthquake and tsunami that killed tens of thousands and triggered one of the world's worst nuclear disasters. The magnitude-9 earthquake that hit off Japan's northeast coast...
  • Japan nuclear plant moves radioactive water 05-06-2011 12:55 PM

    Tokyo: The Japanese utility battling to bring its radiation-spewing 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...
  • Japan reactor leak 100 times more than permitted 21-05-2011 04:26 PM

    Tokyo: A water leak from Japan's tsunami-crippled 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...
  • High level of radioactive iodine in Japan seawater 27-03-2011 10:40 AM

    Tests show that iodine levels have spiked 1,250 times higher than normal near Fukushima plant. ...
  • Japan nuke workers grapple with radioactive water 27-03-2011 09:25 AM

    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...
  • US rushes freshwater to help Japan Nplant 26-03-2011 06:01 PM

    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...
  • US deploys 8 ships near quake-hit Japan 15-03-2011 01:17 PM

    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...
  • Radiation leak: whose responsibility is it? 30-04-2010 09:32 PM

    The head of DU's Chemistry department has blown the lid off another controversy that allegedly was buried years ago ...
  • DU sorry for negligence over Cobalt-60 29-04-2010 09:01 PM

    Delhi University says the equipment was bought 42 years ago. ...
  • 5 exposed to radiation in Delhi 09-04-2010 11:41 AM

    The market area has been cordoned off and scientists from the BARC have been called in to investigate the matter. ...
  • Budding scientist's dream blows up in BARC blaze 31-12-2009 09:52 PM

    Umang Singh's family is now demanding an inquiry into the matter. ...
  • No headway in probe into BARC blaze 31-12-2009 03:17 AM

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  • 'BARC fire was not accidental' 31-12-2009 03:06 AM

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  • Radioactive mines put Jharkhand villagers at risk 09-06-2008 03:34 PM

    After ruining New Zealand’s expectations of leveling the series, an upbeat West Indies will eye a 4-1 finish when will take on the Kiwis in the fifth and final ODI at Basseterre in St Kitts on Sunday. Despite skipper Ross Taylor’s scintillating comeback ton in the third ODI, New Zealand...
  • US sleuths make a neat job of buying 'dirty bombs' 13-07-2007 03:48 PM

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