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Two tonnes of uranium seized in Bolivia


August 29th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian police have confiscated two tonnes of uranium that was being stored at a building in central La Paz located near the US and Spanish ... Read more...

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Arafat’s remains to be tested for Polonium poisoning


August 24th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The widow of Yasser Arafat has given her approval for a Swiss radiation laboratory to examine the body of the late Palestinian leader to see ... Read more...

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Nuclear terrorism is for real, says Chinese daily


March 29th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) Compared to potential threats from nuclear states, nuclear terrorism is a more urgent threat, the online edition of China's People's Daily warned Thursday.As the world was ... 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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Japan may ban rice from near n-plant


November 17th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 17 (IANS) The Japanese government Thursday said it was considering banning shipments of rice from an area near the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant after samples showed radioactive ... Read more...

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Typhoon Roke hits Japan


September 21st, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Sept 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Typhoon Roke has hit Japan leaving at least four people dead. Japanese authorities had earlier issued a warning urging more than 1 million people to evacuate from ... Read more...

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Bugs generate power while cleaning nuclear waste


September 7th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how a class of bugs can deliver double benefit -- generate power while cleaning up nuclear waste and other toxic metals. "Geobacter ... Read more...

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Apex court reserves order on Sterlite plant (Lead)


September 6th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved its order on a plea of Sterlite Industries Ltd. (SIL), which has sought permission to continue operating its Tamil Nadu-based ... Read more...

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Quake jolts US East Coast, n-plant shut down


August 24th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) A strong earthquake - similar to one that struck 67 years ago - on the US East Coast shut down a nuclear power plant and prompted ... Read more...

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Wildfire near US nuclear laboratory spreads


June 30th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS/EFE) A wildfire that has scorched more than 28,000 hectares near the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory in New Mexico continued to rage out of control Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Toll in Japan earthquake rises to 15,500


June 27th, 2011 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll from the magnitude-9 earthquake and ensuing tsunami which struck north-east Japan March 11 has risen to 15,500, police said Sunday.Another 7,306 people ... Read more...

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Dismantling of toxic ships in Gujarat worries apex court


May 25th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday expressed concern over the environmental impact of dismantling and recycling of foreign ships carrying radioactive material and other toxic wastes ... Read more...

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Japanese unhappy with government’s post-quake efforts


May 16th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 16 (IANS) The majority of Japanese people are dissatisfied with the government's post-disaster handling but are in favour of a tax hike to raise funds for restoration efforts ... Read more...

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Japan royal couple visit tsunami-hit town Minamisanriku


April 27th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 27(ANI): Japan's royal couple on Wednesday made their first visit to the area that bore the full force of last month's 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami.According to the Guardian, Emperor ... Read more...

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China likely to approve new nuclear power projects


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 22(AN): China is likely to approve new nuclear power projects in August, a senior nuclear expert has said."Operating plants and plants under construction will soon be inspected and reviewed by ... Read more...

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Japan nuclear crisis to be resolved in nine months


April 17th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 17 (ANI): Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, on Sunday said that it expects to bring the crisis under control by ... Read more...

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Japan n-plant to stabilise in 6-9 months


April 17th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 17 (IANS) The crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant will be stabilised to a condition known as "cold shutdown" in about six to nine months, the plant's operator said ... Read more...

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Japan quake toll rises to 13,392


April 14th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) The devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan March 11 has left 13,392 people dead, while 15,133 were still unaccounted for till Wednesday evening, the National ... 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 n-plant crisis may be worse than Chernobyl (Second Lead)


April 12th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 12 (IANS) The crisis at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, the level of which has been raised from five to seven, the worst on an international scale, may ... Read more...

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Japan upgrades nuke emergency to highest level 7, says disaster as bad as Chernobyl


April 12th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 12 (ANI): Japan's nuclear authorities have raised the nuclear emergency level at the Fukushima nuclear plant to seven on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, described as the world's worst ... 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 dumps contaminated water into ocean


April 5th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 5 (IANS) The operator of the Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has started to discharge contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean to speed up efforts to tackle ... Read more...

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Dead bodies of two missing workers found at Fukushima nuke plant


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 3 (ANI): Two dead employees of the Tokyo Electric Power Corporation have been found at the troubled Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.TEPCO officials said that both had died of bleeding from ... Read more...

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Japan quake victims’ bodies could be radioactive


April 1st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Fear of radiation is preventing the authorities from collecting the bodies of about 1,000 victims of the March 11 Japan earthquake and ensuing tsunami.There is a ... 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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Trace amounts of radioactive material found in US


March 30th, 2011 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 30 (IANS) Trace amounts of radiation from Japan have been detected in New York State, State health officials were quoted as saying in a media report Tuesday."There ... Read more...

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China detects ‘extremely low level radiation’ from Japan


March 29th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.29 (ANI): China has detected extremely low levels of radioactive material in the air from Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.According to a statement issued by China's National Nuclear Emergency Coordination ... Read more...

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Japan nuclear crisis far from over: IAEA chief


March 27th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 27 (ANI): The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, has said that Japan was "still far from the end of the accident" at its Fukushima nuclear ... Read more...

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Radioactive iodine 1,250 times over limit in Japan sea


March 26th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 26 (IANS) Radioactive iodine 1,250 times over the permissible limit has been detected in the sea off the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, officials said Saturday.Readings ... Read more...

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Radioactive plume to reach Britain in two weeks, say experts


March 18th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant was entering the atmosphere and some of it may reach Britain, experts have warned.The prediction that radiation particles could reach ... Read more...

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Japan’s nuclear crisis could create serious health problems


March 18th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A professor of pharmaceutical sciences has said that the nuclear power plant crisis in Japan could create serious health problems if too much radiation is released into the ... Read more...

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Fukushima plant operator to evacuate control room personnel


March 15th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant said Tuesday that all personnel must be evacuated from the control room at the plant's reactor No.1 ... Read more...

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Japanese PM says small amounts of radioactive material leaked from plant


March 12th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 12 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has said that small amounts of radiation have been released from one of the reactors after visiting a quake-stricken nuclear power plant in ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda actively planning to make ‘dirty bomb’


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): After getting close to producing workable and efficient "biological and chemical weapons", Al-Qaeda is actively trying to get nuclear material and recruiting rogue scientists from Pakistan to build ... Read more...

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