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By Pandora's Box | An informative e-magazine providing current and archived history of radiation hazards worldwide.

Radioactive material reported stolen in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The theft of an unknown amount of radioactive material has prompted an alert in five Mexican states, the head of …

Fishermen express fury as Fukushima plant set to release radioactive material into ocean

Local residents and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.<p>Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, say tritium poses little risk to human health and is quickly diluted by …

Feds probe Los Alamos lab for mislabeling & shipping nuclear materials by air

Federal regulators are investigating an “absolutely unacceptable” violation of improper handling of nuclear material after the mislabeled cargo was …

80% of voluntary Fukushima evacuees unwilling to return home – survey

A vast majority of Fukushima voluntary evacuees are not planning to move back to their homes out of fear of radiation despite the government …

The Cancer Of War: U.S. Admits To Using Radioactive Munitions In Syria

Despite vowing not to use depleted uranium (DU) weapons in its military action in Syria, the <b>US government has now admitted that it has fired</b> …

Fukushima reactor hit by 2011 tsunami shows record radiation levels

Readings from reactor No 2 at the Fukushima plant are so high they threaten to shut down the robot camera probe being used to monitor the site while …

14,900 nukes: All the nations armed with atomic weapons and how many they have

<i>Note: These estimates have since changed. We've posted the latest nuclear weapons count and map here.</i><p>The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has advanced its symbolic Doomsday Clock by 30 seconds, suggesting humanity is an alarming 2 minutes and 30 seconds away from the brink of an apocalypse.<p>It's a …

Scientists Investigate a Mysterious Cancer Plaguing California Sea Lions

The disease starts in the reproductive organs of adult males and females. By the time they die, tumors have sometimes infiltrated their backbones and …

Sea Lions

The price tag for cleaning up nuclear waste at Hanford site just went up another $4.5 billion

The U.S. Energy Department said Friday that its long-troubled attempt to build a plant to process highly radioactive sludge at a former nuclear weapons site in central Washington state will cost an additional $4.5 billion, raising the project's price tag to $16.8 billion.<p>The Hanford treatment …

Columbia River

RADICAL DRINKING WATER RADIATION RISE CONFIRMED IN EPA PLAN

EPA Hid Planned Exposure Levels 1,000s of Times Safe Drinking Water Act Limits

Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site to block radiation for a century

1 / 9<p>A general view shows a New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl …

Iran Loses Nuclear Device, Sparks GCC Worry

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is concerned over a missing radioactive device from Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor, Saudi-owned Arab newspaper …

Asia

Toxic leaks on U.S. 191 reveal lax shipping practices

Radioactive sludge has been leaking and spilling from trucks delivering mining waste to the White Mesa uranium mill south of Blanding, Utah, …

Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean (And It's Going To Get Worse)

The nuclear disaster has contaminated the world's largest ocean in only five years and <b>it's still leaking 300 tons of radioactive waste every</i> …

Sellafield safety concerns uncovered by BBC Panorama

<b>A BBC investigation has uncovered a catalogue of safety concerns at the UK's most hazardous nuclear site.</b><p>Panorama found parts of Sellafield regularly have too few staff to operate safely and that radioactive materials have been stored in degrading plastic bottles.<p>The programme was told that parts …

Japan’s $320 Million Gamble at Fukushima: An Underground Ice Wall

FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER STATION — The part above ground doesn’t look like much, a few silver pipes running in a straight line, dwarfed by the far more massive, scarred reactor buildings nearby.<p>More impressive is what is taking shape unseen beneath: an underground wall of frozen dirt 100 …

Nuclear accident in New Mexico ranks among the costliest in U.S. history

When a drum containing radioactive waste blew up in an underground nuclear dump in New Mexico two years ago, the Energy Department rushed to quell concerns in the Carlsbad desert community and quickly reported progress on resuming operations.<p>The early federal statements gave no hint that the blast …

DHS Prototypes Wearable Nuclear Detection Devices

The Homeland Security Department is trying to ramp up wearable devices that can detect nuclear radiation.<p>DHS has made a handful of awards for …

Russia to sell nuclear fuel to US

<i>"We believe in this project. We know how to make nuclear fuel; it has successfully operated in Western European nuclear power plants. We are not</i> …

‘Sheen’ spotted on Lake Ontario near nuclear power plant

US Coast Guard officials have established a safe zone after finding a "sheen" coating the surface of Lake Ontario, near a nuclear power plant in …

Associated Press News

PG&E to close Diablo Canyon, California's last nuclear power plant

One of California's largest energy utilities took a bold step in the 21st century electricity revolution with an agreement to close its last operating nuclear plant and develop more solar, wind and other clean power technologies.<p>The decision announced Tuesday by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to close …

Stunning Emails Reveal How Clinton Foundation Donor Bought Seat As Hillary's Nuclear Weapons Advisor

Forget Hillary's personal email server: this is what true cronyism and criminal corruption looks like, and this is the biggest threat from a Hillary …

U.S. State Department

Pennsylvania nuclear power reactor shut down after malfunction

A malfunction in the coolant system at a nuclear reactor about 30 miles south of Allentown led to its temporary shutdown Wednesday, its owner …

Quake that shakes WA goldfields on Saturday and Sunday caused by tectonic plate stress<p>An earthquake that shook Western Australia’s goldfields overnight had the strength of an “atomic bomb” blasting underground.<p>Three earthquakes hit near Norseman, including a magnitude 5.2 tremor reportedly felt as …

Natural Disasters

US nuke plants ranked by quake risk - World news - Asia-Pacific | NBC News

1. Indian Point 3, Buchanan, N.Y.: 1 in 10,000 chance each year. Old estimate: 1 in 17,241. Increase in risk: 72 percent.<p>2. Pilgrim 1, Plymouth, Mass.: 1 in 14,493. Old estimate: 1 in 125,000. Increase in risk: 763 percent.<p>3. Limerick 1 and 2, Limerick, Pa.: 1 in 18,868. Old estimate: 1 in 45,455. …

Nuclear Energy

600 tons of melted radioactive Fukushima fuel still not found, clean-up chief reveals

The Fukushima clean-up team remains in the dark about the exact locations of 600 tons of melted radioactive fuel from three devastated nuclear …

Plan to store nuclear waste near Great Lakes proves radioactive

KINCARDINE, Ontario — If there was an off-key moment during the otherwise flawlessly executed trip to the U.S. Capitol this spring by the new Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, it might have come when he was cornered by Rep. Debbie Dingell.<p>“We never want to see nuclear waste in the Great …