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Fukushima plutonium ‘presents no significant health risk’ – experts

John Kerr posted in on March 9th, 2012.

A new study of contamination at the Fukushima power plant has identified increased amounts of radioactive plutonium in the environment, but experts are stressing that the resulting levels of radiation are very low and pose little risk to human health. The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, has identified small amounts of the radioactive […]

SMCJ: Reactors at Fukushima will not reach recriticality – expert

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 21st, 2011.

The Science Media Centre of Japan continues to issue English language updates from Japanese scientists and experts as the situation permits. While the crisis continues, they are posting all materials to their public website for ease of access. They’ve posted the following comments over the weekend Mr Ritsuo Yoshioka is the President and CEO of the Japan […]

Dom Post: NZ keeps the lid on radioactivity

Peter Griffin posted in on April 16th, 2010.

Kate Chapman writes in the Dominion Post about the various uses of nuclear material in New Zealand, from medical therapy to some smoke alarms. Other industries which use non-ionising radiation in New Zealand include agriculture, research and education. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Natural background radiation was the largest contributor to radiation levels in […]

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