radiation safety

Dormant undersea volcano near Kalpakkam atomic plant?


September 18th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as massive protests have stalled the commissioning of the Kudankulam nuclear plant, activists have now raised concerns over the safety of another nuclear site in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Global Centre for n-energy coming up near Delhi: PM


March 27th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 27 (IANS) India is making "good progress" in establishing a Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership with off-campus courses being conducted even as the physical infrastructure is ... Read more...

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No need for fear on Kudankulam n-plant: Kalam


November 7th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 7 (IANS) Asking people not to nurture even a nano sized particle fear about the safety of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

N-safety bill tabled in Lok Sabha


September 7th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The government Wednesday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha to provide a legal framework to regulate nuclear and radiation safety, and to establish ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China to spend $23 mn on nuclear safety


May 15th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) China will spend 150 million yuan ($23 million) on nuclear safety, authorities said.The ministry of environmental protection said in a report for 2011 that its total ... 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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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...

Posted in Environment |

Chinese fear radiation from Japan, buying iodine pills


March 17th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) Many Chinese, fearing radiation poisoning from the earthquake-ravaged nuclear plant in neighbouring Japan that just lies across the sea, are buying iodine pills to protect themselves.The ... Read more...

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NASA’s Odyssey orbiter to pass Martian career longevity record


December 10th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): By the middle of next week, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter, which entered orbit around Mars on Oct. 24, 2001, will have worked longer at Mars than any other ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Haryana gets global nuclear energy centre


December 3rd, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 3 (IANS) Haryana Friday got another first after it was announced here that the state would host the world's first Global Centre for Nuclear Energy partnership. The global centre ... Read more...

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‘Regulating various nuclear reactors in India a challenge’


October 12th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu), Oct 12 (IANS) The expansion of India's nuclear power sector with the setting up of mega sized reactors of differing technologies - light water, fast breeder and advanced heavy ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kids should text rather than talk on mobile


June 27th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 27 (IANS) Children should text rather than talk on their mobile phones, Australia's radiation safety watchdog has said, noting that a child's skull is thinner and could absorb more radiation. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

How was radioactive material auctioned, police asks university


April 29th, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Delhi Police has asked Delhi University how hazardous radioactive Cobalt 60 was auctioned off as scrap and said it wants to "fix responsibility" for the radiation ... Read more...

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Delhi University takes ‘moral responsibility’ for radiation leak (Lead)


April 29th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Delhi University Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental Thursday took moral responsibility for the radiation accident that left one dead and seven in serious condition in hospital and said ... Read more...

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Delhi University staff to be questioned in radiation case


April 29th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Delhi University's department of chemistry staff will be questioned Thursday after the source of the radioactive material, which claimed one life and affected seven in a west ... Read more...

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Radio-active material was sold by Delhi University (Lead)


April 28th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The radio-active material Gamma Cell, which claimed one life and caused injuries to seven people in a west Delhi scrap market, was auctioned by Delhi University two ... Read more...

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India’s nuclear centre to make systems safe, sustainable


April 13th, 2010 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand and Arun Kumar Washington, April 13 (IANS) The "Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership" announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday will conduct studies in four key areas of ... Read more...

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India warns of A.Q. Khan network, unveils global nuclear centre (Lead)


April 13th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand and Arun Kumar Washington, April 13 (IANS) Warning the world of the dangers of "clandestine proliferation networks," a reference to Pakistan's A.Q. Khan network, India Tuesday unveiled a pioneering ... Read more...

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Manmohan announces global nuclear security centre in India


April 13th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Washington, April 13 (IANS) Underlining New Delhi's "impeccable record" in non-proliferation, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday unveiled an ambitious plan to set up a global centre for nuclear ... Read more...

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Obama welcomes India’s move to set up Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership


April 13th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinWashington, Apr.13 (ANI): The United States President, Barack Obama, on Tuesday welcomed India's announcement to set up the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership.Reacting to the Prime ... Read more...

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India to set up Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership: PM


April 13th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.13 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday announced that India has decided to set up a "Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership".Addressing world leaders on the ... Read more...

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CT scans cause one third more radiation than needed: Study


April 8th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 8 (ANI): CT scans generate up to one third more radiation than needed to yield a clear diagnostic image, thus exposing patients to an increased risk of cancer, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Epigenetics could help determine risks linked to low-dose radiation


February 1st, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): The study of epigenetics could play a role in determining whether or not future trends of diseases can in fact be linked to low-dose radiation delivered from computed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Polished granite slabs are not silent killers, say experts


October 12th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 12 (ANI): Slabs made of polished granite do not emit such amounts of radiation as to be termed silent killers, says an American expert.Mike Brennan, a radiation health ... Read more...

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