Ukraine marks Chernobyl disaster amid efforts to secure reactor (Update)
Ukrainians on Friday lit candles and laid flowers to remember the victims of the world's worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl 27 years ago, as engineers pressed on with efforts to permanently shield the stricken ...
UN atomic agency urges Fukushima safety improvements
The International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday called on the operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to improve "essential systems" as it struggles to deal with leaks and power cuts.
Fukushima plant springs another radioactive leak
Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has sprung yet another leak of radioactive water, its operator said on Thursday, the latest in an increasingly long line of mishaps to rattle public confidence.
Radioactive water 'may have leaked' from Fukushima
Radioactive water may have leaked into the ground from a tank at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the operator said on Saturday, the latest in a series of troubles at the crippled facility.
Invention could make spent nuclear fuel useful for irradiation purposes
A researcher at Oregon State University has invented a way to use spent nuclear fuel to produce the gamma rays needed to irradiate medical supplies, food and other products – an advance that could change ...
European collaboration to improve radioactivity measurement in waste materials
As part of the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP), the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is working to improve the radioactivity measurements needed to ensure safety at nuclear power plants and waste repositories ...
With or without you: The role of the moon on life
From encouraging the first steps of life migrating from the oceans to the land, to stabilising Earth's axial tilt against chaotic excursions, the moon is often put forth almost as a magical ingredient – ...
US orders its nuclear sites to upgrade vents (Update)
U.S. nuclear power plants must upgrade ventilation systems at 31 reactors with designs similar to those that melted down two years ago in Japan, under a Nuclear Regulatory Commission order that stops short of requiring filtered ...
Tornado debris study could lead to better warnings
Photos and mementoes that were snatched up and blown hundreds of miles during tornados in the south of the United States two years ago are giving researchers new insight on how debris is carried by the storms ...
High cesium level found in fish by Fukushima plant
The Japanese utility that owns the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant says it has detected a record 740,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in a fish caught close to the plant.
New results on geo-neutrinos from Borexino
(Phys.org) —Borexino is a liquid scintillator detector mainly built for solar neutrino searches. Due to its high level of radiopurity, a worldwide record, Borexino can also detect rare events such as electron-antineutrinos ...
Activists fault WHO report on Fukushima radiation
Activist physicians on Monday accused the World Health Organization of downplaying the health impact of nuclear fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Japan's cleanup lags from tsunami, nuke accident
(AP)—Two years after the triple calamities of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster ravaged Japan's northeastern Pacific coast, debris containing asbestos, lead, PCBs—and perhaps most worrying—radioactive ...
Hubble finds birth certificate of oldest known star
(Phys.org) —A team of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken an important step closer to finding the birth certificate of a star that's been around for a very long time.