News tagged with radioactive isotope

The importance of fundamental measurements

At the Radioactive Isotope Beam Facility (RIBF) of the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator Science in Wako, a research team has measured the time it takes for 38 extremely rare isotopes to decay by half. This is the first ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in General Physics
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Greenpeace says Chernobyl food radiation persists

(AP) -- Greenpeace said Monday that hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are still eating food contaminated by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion a quarter-century after the blast.

dateApr 04, 2011 in Health
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No threat from Japanese radiation spread across US

(AP) -- Traces of radioactive material from the endangered Japanese nuclear plant are being detected from coast to coast in the United States and in Iceland, but amounts continue to be far below levels that would cause health ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Health
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Building cement 'prison' for old radioactive waste

The Cold War ended long ago, but its radioactive legacy still lingers in the water and soil of the western United States. Between 1950 and 1990, nuclear weapons materials production and processing at several federal facilities ...

dateJan 11, 2011 in Environment
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Canadian medical reactor gets nod to restart

Canada's nuclear safety commission authorized Wednesday the restarting of a reactor that produced one-third of the world's supply of medical isotopes before it closed for repairs last year.

dateJul 07, 2010 in Other
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