The head company responsible for cleaning up the Fukushima disaster plans on dumping 580 barrels of water tainted with tritium — a radioactive form of hydrogen — into the Pacific Ocean.
Just days after officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) came clean about using radiation reading "errors" to cover up record levels of radioactive strontium-90 present in collection pools at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility back in July, the embattled power utility made headlines again for radioactive cesium-134 and radioactive cesium-137, both of which were also detected at dangerously high levels in groundwater near the plant.
Radioactivity levels in a well near a storage tank at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan have risen immensely on Thursday, the plant’s operator has reported.
For a little bird, bee or butterfly trying to make it in the world, which is the worse place to land: Fukushima or Chernobyl?
Having up to 20 times the permissible level of radiation, more than 600 cars from plants near the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan have been retained from export.
As understanding of Vitamin D increases, it is becoming apparent that its most active form, Vitamin D3 (calcitriol), may offer protection against a variety of radiation-induced damages. Vitamin D’s protective action is carried by a wide variety of mechanisms, including cell cycle regulation and proliferation, cellular differentiation and communication, and programmed cell death (apoptosis).