radiation News

Western Governors Want Nuclear Testing Compensation Expanded

BOISE, Idaho — Atmospheric nuclear weapons testing exposed more states and more people to radiation fallout and resulting cancers and other diseases than the federal government currently recognizes, Western governors said. The Western Governors’ Association on Friday sent letters to …

US Suspends Low-Level Radioactive Waste Shipments to Nevada

RENO, Nev. — A Nevada congressman called for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s resignation Wednesday after the department acknowledged dozens of shipments of low-level radioactive waste shipped to a site north of Las Vegas may have been mislabeled and out …

Alaska Officials Find No Sign of Fukushima-Related Radiation in Seafood

State officials have announced that tests of Alaska seafood continue to show no detectable amounts of radiation, five years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami set off a nuclear disaster at a Japanese power plant. More than 16,000 people were …

Son Waits for Late Father’s Radiation Exposure Compensation

As of last week, 219 current or former Wah Chang employees or their survivors had received more than $35 million in benefits as compensation from the federal government for cancers contracted through radiation exposure at the Millersburg, Ore., metals refinery. …

Strongest Solar Storm Since 2005 Hitting Earth

Space weather officials say the strongest solar storm in more than six years is bombarding Earth with radiation with more to come. The radiation is mostly an issue for satellite disruptions and astronauts in space. It can cause communication problems …

Radiation Traces Found in Japanese Baby Formula

Traces of radiation spilled from Japan’s hobbled nuclear plant were detected in baby formula Tuesday in the latest case of contaminated food in the nation. Major food and candy maker Meiji Co. said it was recalling canned powdered milk for …

NRC: Workers Exposed to Radiation at Louisiana Power Plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says workers were exposed to a low level of radiation during maintenance work in 2009 at the Entergy Corp.’s Waterford 3 nuclear power plant in Louisiana. The Times-Picayune reports that an NRC report found that no …

US National Lab Halts Some Work After Leak

A sealed device used to check whether radiation detectors are working properly at Brookhaven National Laboratory leaked a small amount of radioactivity last month, lab authorities said. There was no threat to public health or the environment, but the lab …

Radiation Concerns for Japan’s Beef Supply

Concerns about radiation-tainted beef intensified Sunday in Japan as officials struggled to determine the scope of the problem and prevent further contamination of the meat supply. The government prepared to suspend cattle shipments from Fukushima amid a growing tally of …