A little radiation is not good for you

In a rare pushback against the radioactive pollution industry, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission — well known as a rubber stamp for the nuclear lobby
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Toxics

Expedition finds reactors 56 years after dumping

A Russian research expedition has rediscovered the location of the container with two damaged reactors from the Soviet navy submarine K-19, dumped in Ambrosimova Bay in 1965.
Toxics

What are the radiation levels in Fukushima? Snakes are measuring it

Research efforts involving rat snakes in Japan is one of the first to use GPS transmitters on snakes and represents one of the most comprehensive radio-ecological studies to determine the impacts of contamination on wildlife.

theconversation.com
Toxics

Male fertility is declining – studies show that environmental toxics could be a reason

People are exposed to toxic substances – like pesticides, chemicals in plastics and radiation – every day. A growing body of research shows that this exposure is causing a decline in male fertility.
www.nationalobserver.com
Justice

Are Canadian uranium workers still more likely to die from lung cancer?

A study by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is examining health data from 80,000 people who have worked in Canada’s uranium mines, mills and processing and fabrication facilities.
news.azpm.org
Justice

Former Havasupai chairman dies at 73

Rex Tilousi was an advocate against uranium mining within the Grand Canyon, home of the tribe.
www.nytimes.com
Toxics

China denies radiation leak at nuclear reactor, admits fuel rod damage

Several of the reactor’s more than 60,000 fuel rods have been damaged, prompting regulators to reassess the levels of radioactive gases around them.
www.nytimes.com
Toxics

French companies admit problems at nuclear plant in China

One of the companies said there had been a buildup of gases at the heart of a reactor. They say the plant is still safe.
apnews.com
Justice

Navajos voice concern over plan to transfer uranium waste

U.S. nuclear regulators are considering a licensing change proposed by a uranium company that would clear the way for 1 million cubic yards of waste to be transferred from a mining area in western New Mexico to a mill site a short distance away.

www.bbc.com
Toxics

Chernobyl alcohol drink seized by authorities

The first bottles of an "artisanal spirit" made using apples grown near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant have been seized by Ukrainian authorities.

www.nationalgeographic.com
Toxics

The controversial future of nuclear power in the U.S.

As the climate crisis worsens, the discussion intensifies over what role nuclear power should play in fighting it.
www.nytimes.com
Toxics

This is the end of nuclear energy in New York

Indian Point is the last nuclear power plant in the N.Y.C. region. Today marks the end of it's 59-year run.
Toxics

Abandoned plant and wasteland: Ukraine eyes UNESCO World Heritage tag for Chernobyl

Officials say they hope that such an assignation could mean more funding and more tourists for the region.
Justice

Life goes on at Chernobyl 35 years after the world’s worst nuclear accident

Although there were mass evacuations following the radioactive catastrophe, Chernobyl never fully emptied of people.
www.neweurope.eu
Toxics

Tim Yeo: Learning the lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Thirty five years after the Chernobyl nuclear explosion in 1986 it is now clear that the long term consequences have been very different from those expected at the time.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

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