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Tweaking chips to locate concealed explosives


September 13th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Sep 13 (IANS) Israeli engineers have developed small affordable chips that will be able to see through packages and clothing to image whether they are carrying contraband and ... Read more...

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‘No rise in cancer cases due to nuclear power plants’


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) There has not been any rise in cancer cases, birth defects or any other ailments among employees working in nuclear power plants or among people ... Read more...

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Radioactive waste from Japan shipped to China


June 5th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) China has intercepted 1,127 tonnes of waste metals from Japan with excessive gamma radiation that was shipped to the eastern coastal city of Ningbo, customs officials ... Read more...

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China to build 30 radiation monitoring stations


May 19th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) A province in northwest China will set up more than 30 radiation monitoring stations in the next five years.Gansu province will invest 30 million yuan (around ... Read more...

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Obese exposed to higher radiation levels


April 8th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Overweight and obese patients may be unwittingly exposed to higher radiation levels during routine X-ray and CT scans, says a study. However, a new technology developed ... Read more...

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‘Japan was totally unprepared for Fukushima’


March 5th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 5 (IANS) Japanese agencies were thoroughly "unprepared" for the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 last year, says an independent investigation coming a year after ... Read more...

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Japanese government declares ‘cold shutdown’ at Fukushima nuclear plant


December 16th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- The Japanese government on Friday announced it has successfully stabilized the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in a state of 'cold shutdown', more than nine months after the ... Read more...

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Radioactive material on way to Iran seized in Moscow


December 16th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Radioactive material which was on its way to Iran was Friday seized at an airport in Moscow, a media report said.The 18 pieces of radioactive metal ... Read more...

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New method tracks radiation levels faster


November 9th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 9 (IANS) Researchers have hit upon a new way of tracking radiation faster and more efficiently at nuclear power plant accident sites.Seiichi Yamamoto and Jun Hatazawa from Kobe ... Read more...

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Sources of radiation scare in Tokyo turns out to be a box


October 14th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- After high radiation levels were detected in the Japanese capital of Tokyo, the country's science ministry on Friday said the radiation was coming from a box stored under ... Read more...

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No adverse effects near nuclear plants


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) There are no adverse health effects among people and environment around nuclear power plants in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.Minister of State ... Read more...

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Head of Fukushima n-plant operator resigns


May 20th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head of the company operating Japan's troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is stepping down and is taking responsibility for the handling of Japan's ... Read more...

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Evacuation outside 20 km radius of Fukushima plant starts


May 15th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 15 (IANS) The Japanese authorities have started evacuation of people who live outside the 20 km radius from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, NHK TV channel ... Read more...

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Dangerous radiation level at Fukushima No.1 reactor detected


May 10th, 2011 - 5:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), detected a potentially dangerous radiation level at the damaged No.1 reactor of crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, Kyodo news agency ... Read more...

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Radiation level drops in Japan’s troubled n-reactor


May 8th, 2011 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Radiation levels have dropped inside the No.1 reactor building at the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, Kyodo News reported.The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric ... Read more...

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Japanese n-specialists enter Fukushima reactor building


May 5th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 5 (IANS) Nuclear specialists entered one of the damaged reactor buildings at the Fukushima nuclear power plant Thursday for the first time since it was crippled in a ... Read more...

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Chinese authorities conduct radioactivity levels checks


May 4th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 4(ANI): Thirty cases of radioactive contamination have been detected, so far, in passengers, vessels and containers that entered the country since March 16, according to the China Daily reports.Public authorities ... Read more...

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Japan lifts milk restrictions from areas near n-plant


May 1st, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Japanese government has lifted restrictions on milk supplies from areas near the quake-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant imposed earlier over radiation contamination concerns, Kyodo ... Read more...

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TEPCO to cleanup radioactive debris from n-plant by July


April 25th, 2011 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) expects to complete its work to clean up the radioactive debris at Japan's quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant by July, the ... Read more...

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Japan declares 20 km no-go zone around Fukushima n-plant


April 21st, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan visited the Fukushima prefecture as the government Thursday declared the 20-km evacuation area around the crippled nuclear power plant as ... Read more...

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Russia reports normal radiation level


April 16th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Experts conducting round-the-clock monitoring in Russia's Far East said Saturday that radiation levels did not exceed natural background despite the accident at the Japanese nuclear ... Read more...

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No increased radiation in India: atomic panel


April 12th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) There is no increase in radiation levels in India over and above the natural, the country's nuclear regulatory authority said Tuesday, even as Japan raised the ... Read more...

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Japan raises Fukushima accident level to worst


April 12th, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Japanese government has assigned the maximum severity level to nuclear accident at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, the Kyodo news agency said Tuesday ... Read more...

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Japan considers using huge sheets to contain radioactive substances


April 4th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr.4 (ANI): The Japan Government has asked Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, to consider wrapping the containment buildings with large amounts of sheeting ... Read more...

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Japan quake, tsunami toll tops 12,000


April 3rd, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in the magnitude 9 quake that triggered a giant tsunami in Japan has surpassed 12,000 while nearly 15,500 were unaccounted for, the Kyodo ... Read more...

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Radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear power plant leaking into sea: TEPCO


April 2nd, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 2(ANI): Radioactive water is leaking into the sea from a 20-centimetre crack in a containment pit at Japan's quake and tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, its operator Tokyo Electric Power ... Read more...

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Brazil to test radiation levels in food from Japan


April 1st, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 1 (IANS) Brazil will test food imported from Japan for radiation contamination, a media report said.The Brazilian official news agency reported Thursday that the aim is to prevent ... Read more...

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Japanese operator says it will “scrap” four reactors at tsunami hit nuke plant


March 30th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 30 (ANI): Tokyo Electric Power Company's Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumatahas said that four of its six reactors at the earthquake-cum-tsunami nuclear plant in Japan will completely be 'scrapped'."We have no ... Read more...

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Radioactive iodine 3,355 times legal limit found in sea water near Fukushima nuke plant


March 30th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 30 (ANI): The Japanese government's nuclear agency has claimed that radioactive iodine-131 at a concentration of 3,355 times the maximum allowable level under the law has been detected in the ... Read more...

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“Workers losing race to save quake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear power plant”: Expert


March 30th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 30 (ANI): The radioactive core in a reactor at the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear power plant has melted through the bottom of its containment vessel to a concrete floor raising ... Read more...

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High radiation water found outside Japan’s Fukushima nuke plant


March 29th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.29 (ANI): Highly radioactive water has been found outside No.2 reactor of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, said Tokyo Electric Power Company officials.The water was found in ... Read more...

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China to check its food, water for radiation


March 29th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.29 (ANI): China's Ministry of Health has ordered local administrators in 14 areas, including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and some coastal provinces to test their drinking water and food for radiation.The move ... Read more...

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Radiation levels still within norm in Russia’s Far East


March 29th, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Radiation levels are within the norm as they were checked on early Tuesday in Russia's Far East region of Sakhalin, a spokesman for the regional ... Read more...

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Radiation from Japan nuclear disaster reaches Canada


March 29th, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 29 (IANS) Radiation from the damaged Japanese nuclear reactor has reached Canada whose western coast is more than 7,000 km away from the disaster zone.According to Vancouver-based Simon ... Read more...

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Greenpeace suggests doubling Fukushima evacuation zone


March 29th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greenpeace has suggested to extend the evacuation zone around Japan's quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant from 20 to 40 km due to high radiation levels.Workers ... Read more...

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