Radiation Leaks

  • India irked by false Lankan media reports on Kudankulam March 7, 2013

    Colombo: India on Wednesday dismissed as "totally baseless" Sri Lankan media reports on alleged radiation leaks at Kudankulam nuclear power station in Tamil Nadu. "It is reiterated that these reports are totally baseless and that there has been no radiation leak at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant", an Indian High Commission...
  • AMRI: Inflammable goods stored at basement December 9, 2011

    Kolkata: The basement of the fire-ravaged AMRI Hospital in Kolkata was used for storing inflammable articles and not for car parking, a senior corporation official alleged. Kolkata Municipal Corporation DG (building) Devasish Kar alleged d that the basement was use for storing combustible articles and not for car parking for which...
  • Japan crisis: health risks from radiation leak March 16, 2011

    What precisely is the affect of the nuclear radiation leaks to human health. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent puts the current crisis in perspective. ...
  • Our N-reactors better than Japan, says China March 12, 2011

    Beijing: China on Saturday said it was keeping a close watch on radiation leaks from a nuclear power plant in northern Japan, but it ruled out changes to its plans for massive expansion of atomic power projects, claiming its advanced reactors have built in features to avert such problems. “China is...
  • Japan's quake-hit N-plant leaking radiation March 12, 2011

    Fkushima: Radiation leaked from an unstable Japanese nuclear reactor north of Tokyo on Saturday, the government said, after an explosion blew the roof off the facility in the wake of a massive earthquake. The developments raised fears of a disastrous meltdown at the plant, which was damaged by Friday's 8.9-magnitude earthquake,...
  • No health risk in Mayapuri market: Greenpeace May 20, 2010

    Greenpeace says there's no immediate health risk, but the situation needs to be monitored. ...
  • Mayapuri still radioactive: Greenpeace May 15, 2010

    Days after Bhabha Atomic Research Centre declared that Mayapuri scrap market is free from radiation; experts from Greenpeace visited the site on Friday and found alarming levels of radioactive contamination. ...
  • Radiation leak: missing cobalt pencils recovered May 5, 2010

    Mumbai: In a major relief for Delhi residents, all the missing cobalt pencils auctioned to a scrap dealer by Delhi University have been recovered, a month after eight people were exposed to radiation in the national capital's Mayapuri area. The National Radiation Emergency Response team of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)...
  • DU's Cobalt-60 row among 16 cases in India May 2, 2010

    New Delhi: Delhi University's auctioning of a gamma irradiator containing Cobalt-60 without following procedures is the latest among 16 cases of radioactive material being stolen, lost or misplaced in the country in the past ten years. The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), the apex radiation safety regulator of the country, said it...
  • AERB orders probe into DU radiation leak May 2, 2010

    New Delhi: The radioactive leakage at Mayapuri has now turned into a political battle. What’s unusual though is that the parties battling it out are not political honchos but academic elites. It started with the head of the Chemistry department at DU, Professor Ramesh Chandra blowing the lid off...
  • DU buried radioactive waste on campus: Prof April 30, 2010

    New Delhi: A day after the Delhi University (DU) officials accepted that the recent radiation leak in Delhi's scrap market was caused by gamma irradiator previously belonging to its chemistry department, the infighting within Delhi University over the radiation leak has now emerged. A professor of DU now claims 20...
  • Expert on effects of radiation leak April 28, 2010

    Dr B B Singh, Former Nuclear Scientist and Advocate, Nuclear Cause, Mumbai spoke to CNN-IBN. ...
  • CJ recalls scrap market radiation leak April 27, 2010

    The entire incident has left citizens and scrap dealers in the Mayapuri scrap market terrified. Preet Pal Gupta owns a shop right opposite to the shop where the cobalt 60 was found - he chose to be our citizen journalist to tell the world just what happened ...
  • Radiation leak calls for urgent Govt attention April 27, 2010

    New Delhi: The threat from the recent radiation scare in the capital suddenly turned much more potent. The first victim, 35-year-old Rajender Prasad died on Monday after battling radiation side affects for almost two weeks. The radioactive scrap was initially discovered in Mayapuri in West Delhi. The big fear...
  • Another radiation scare hits Delhi April 15, 2010

    Barely a week after a radioactive leak at the Mayapuri scrap market left six people injured. Another person from the same area suffered burn injuries and was rushed to hospital on Monday night. 28-year-old Babulal worked in a scrap shop, just 500 metres away from the site where the radiation...
  • Another radiation leak in Delhi scrap market April 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Close on the heels of radiation exposure at a scrap market here, experts detected Wednesday one more source of radiation in the same area even as another affected person was admitted to AIIMS taking the number of victims to seven. National Disaster Response Force reached the area Tuesday...