Radioactivity http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27952/all en Tokyo in drive to win back radiation-wary German tourists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/tokyo-drive-win-back-radiation-wary-german-tourists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Victoria Bryan</p> <p>FRANKFURT, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is making a big push to win back German tourists, who are still avoiding the country because of concerns over radiation.</p> <p>Visitor numbers from Germany, the world's biggest spenders on foreign holidays in 2011, fell 35 percent between 2010 and 2011, and in 2012 did not recover as much as other markets, Tokyo tourism officials said in Frankfurt this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/tokyo-drive-win-back-radiation-wary-german-tourists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear physics Radioactivity Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:00:44 +0000 5739533 at http://www.globalpost.com China detects no raised radiation from North Korea nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/china-detects-no-raised-radiation-north-korea-nuclear-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SHANGHAI, Feb 14 (Reuters) - China has increased radiation monitoring in its northeast following North Korea's nuclear test this week and found no immediate abnormalities, the Environment Ministry said on Thursday.</p> <p>North Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday in defiance of U.N. resolutions, drawing condemnation from around the world, including from China which for years has been the North's only major ally</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/china-detects-no-raised-radiation-north-korea-nuclear-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear physics radiation Radioactivity Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:48:08 +0000 5755253 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Cancer risks higher in worst hit Fukushima area-WHO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/refile-update-1-cancer-risks-higher-worst-hit-fukushima-area-wh <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Girls at greater risk of thyroid cancer - report</p> <p>* Report finds increased risk of breast cancer, leukaemia</p> <p>* Small additional risk of contracting cancer - expert</p> <p>* WHO urges further monitoring, health-care follow up</p> <p>GENEVA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - People in the area worst affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident two years ago have a higher risk of developing certain cancers, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/refile-update-1-cancer-risks-higher-worst-hit-fukushima-area-wh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Fukushima Prefecture Health Labor Medicine Nuclear physics Prefectures of Japan Radioactivity Social Issues World Health Organization Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:30:15 +0000 5769494 at http://www.globalpost.com Two years on, Fukushima suffers in nuclear shadow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/two-years-fukushima-suffers-nuclear-shadow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mikio Nihei's family is split by his need to work and their fear of radiation from a nuclear disaster that some warn could leave part of Japan a hollow shell for generations.</p> <p>A week after a towering tsunami smashed into the atomic power plant on the Fukushima coast, sparking meltdowns in some reactors, Nihei sent his family away from the clouds of radiation many believed were pouring forth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/two-years-fukushima-suffers-nuclear-shadow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear physics Radioactivity Technology AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:30:29 +0000 5777832 at http://www.globalpost.com Activists fault WHO report on Fukushima radiation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/activists-fault-who-report-fukushima-radiation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Activist physicians on Monday accused the World Health Organization of downplaying the health impact of nuclear fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.</p> <p>In a New York symposium marking the two-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown in Japan, the physicians took issue with WHO's conclusion in a recent report that it did not expect a significant surge in cancer in Japan or elsewhere due to radiation leaks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/activists-fault-who-report-fukushima-radiation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear physics Radioactivity World Health Organization AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:18:16 +0000 5780055 at http://www.globalpost.com Activists fault WHO report on Fukushima radiation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/activists-fault-who-report-fukushima-radiation-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Activist physicians on Monday accused the World Health Organization of downplaying the health impact of nuclear fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.</p> <p>In a New York symposium marking the two-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown in Japan, the physicians took issue with WHO's conclusion in a recent report that it did not expect a significant surge in cancer in Japan or elsewhere due to radiation leaks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/activists-fault-who-report-fukushima-radiation-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear physics Radioactivity Technology AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 23:00:42 +0000 5780206 at http://www.globalpost.com New film revives Soviet hikers' death mystery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/new-film-revives-soviet-hikers-death-mystery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A new film by a Hollywood director has revived a mystery of how a group of Soviet hikers met their grisly deaths on a Russian mountainside in unexplained circumstances more than 50 years ago.</p> <p>The film, "The Dyatlov Pass Incident", loosely retells the true story from 1959 when nine students went on an expedition to a peak in the northern Urals known as the Mountain of the Dead - never to return.</p> <p>Soviet investigators found the students' bodies scattered over a large area, while their tent had been cut open from the inside.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/new-film-revives-soviet-hikers-death-mystery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Dyatlov Pass incident Radioactivity Renny Harlin Technology AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 05:45:59 +0000 5787384 at http://www.globalpost.com Four researchers exposed to radiation at Japanese lab http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130525/four-researchers-exposed-radiation-at-japanese-lab <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four researchers were exposed to radiation in an accident at a Japanese nuclear physics laboratory this week, officials said Saturday.</p> <p>The accident occurred on Thursday at a laboratory in Tokaimura, 120 kilometres (75 miles) northeast of Tokyo, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) said.</p> <p>The researchers were carrying out an experiment to generate particles by firing a proton beam at gold when the accident happened, it said.</p> <p>There was no widespread radiation leak and none of the researchers required medical attention.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130525/four-researchers-exposed-radiation-at-japanese-lab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear physics Physics radiation Radioactivity AFP Sat, 25 May 2013 06:15:17 +0000 5845878 at http://www.globalpost.com Radiation leak reported day after incident at Ibaraki laboratory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130525/radiation-leak-reported-day-after-incident-at-ibaraki- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Radioactive substances were released into the atmosphere Thursday outside the controlled area at one of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency's nuclear physics laboratories in Ibaraki Prefecture and at least six people at the facility have been exposed to leaked radiation, officials said Saturday.</p> <p> The JAEA said six people were confirmed to have been exposed by Saturday night and a quick checkup suggested possible exposure of 24 others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130525/radiation-leak-reported-day-after-incident-at-ibaraki-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear physics radiation Radioactivity Kyodo News International Sat, 25 May 2013 01:49:47 +0000 5845803 at http://www.globalpost.com 33 people exposed to leaked radiation in nuclear lab accident: gov't http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130526/33-people-exposed-leaked-radiation-nuclear-lab-acciden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Physical exams of people working at the site of a nuclear laboratory accident confirmed an additional 24 people were exposed to leaked radioactive substances, raising the total number of exposed staff to 30, the state-run Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Sunday.</p> <p> Of 55 people engaged in the troubled experiment at the JAEA's nuclear physics laboratories in Ibaraki Prefecture, 19 did not suffer any exposure, and six others have yet to be examined, the agency said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130526/33-people-exposed-leaked-radiation-nuclear-lab-acciden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear physics Radioactivity Kyodo News International Sun, 26 May 2013 14:15:10 +0000 5846389 at http://www.globalpost.com 30 people exposed to leaked radiation in nuclear lab accident: gov't http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130526/30-people-exposed-leaked-radiation-nuclear-lab-acciden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Physical exams of people working at the site of a nuclear laboratory accident confirmed an additional 24 people were exposed to leaked radioactive substances, raising the total number of exposed staff to 30, the state-run Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Sunday.</p> <p> Of 55 people engaged in the troubled experiment at the JAEA's nuclear physics laboratories in Ibaraki Prefecture, 19 did not suffer any exposure, and six others have yet to be examined, the agency said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130526/30-people-exposed-leaked-radiation-nuclear-lab-acciden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear physics Radioactivity Kyodo News International Sun, 26 May 2013 22:30:03 +0000 5846570 at http://www.globalpost.com Radiation leak at Ibaraki lab labeled as Level 1 accident http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130527/radiation-leak-at-ibaraki-lab-labeled-level-1-accident <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Monday provisionally evaluated the severity of a recent leak of radioactive substances at a Japan Atomic Energy Agency laboratory northeast of Tokyo as Level 1, third from the bottom on a 9-level international scale.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130527/radiation-leak-at-ibaraki-lab-labeled-level-1-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear physics Nuclear technology Radioactivity Kyodo News International Mon, 27 May 2013 08:00:57 +0000 5846706 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan vows tighter nuclear safety after accident at research facility doses 33 with radiation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130528/japan-vows-tighter-nuclear-safety-after-accident-at-research <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOKYO - Japan pledged better safety practices for its troubled nuclear industry Tuesday after an accident at a government research facility that exposed 33 people to minor excess radiation and had not been immediately disclosed.</p> <p>Education Minister Hakubun Shimomura, whose agency oversees research at the facility in Tokaimura, north of Tokyo, said the government will tighten oversight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130528/japan-vows-tighter-nuclear-safety-after-accident-at-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Energy Nuclear physics radiation Radioactivity The Canadian Press Tue, 28 May 2013 08:15:17 +0000 5847267 at http://www.globalpost.com New York men accused of plotting to build radiation weapon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/new-york-men-accused-plotting-build-radiation-weapon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By T.G. Branfalt Jr.</p> <p>ALBANY, New York (Reuters) - Two New York men are accused of plotting to produce a lethal radiation weapon and trying to sell it to a Jewish group and the Ku Klux Klan, according to a federal complaint unsealed on Wednesday.</p> <p>Glendon Scott Crawford and Eric Feight were arrested on tips from informants in the groups that Crawford allegedly solicited about developing the weapon, the 66-page complaint said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/new-york-men-accused-plotting-build-radiation-weapon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> History of the United States Politics of the United States Radioactivity War Thomson Reuters Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:31:45 +0000 5861730 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan returns radiation-contaminated containers to Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130828/taiwan-returns-radiation-contaminated-containers-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Fifteen radiation-contaminated containers from Japan have been sent back since Japan's earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in March 2011, Taiwan's Atomic Energy Council told Kyodo News on Wednesday.</p> <p> The council said once a container is detected contaminated with radiation at Kaohsiung port, the importer is given a choice to either clean the container if it wishes to see the container enter Taiwan or not clean the container, which will then be sent back to where it came.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130828/taiwan-returns-radiation-contaminated-containers-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Human Interest Kaohsiung Radioactivity Transport War Kyodo News International Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:33:06 +0000 5919366 at http://www.globalpost.com