radiation http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32780/all en 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 No health effects from Fukushima: Japan researcher http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/no-health-effects-fukushima-japan-researcher <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 Japanese government-backed researcher said Friday no health effects from radiation released by the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have been seen in people living nearby.</p> <p>The pronouncement by Kazuo Sakai of Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences is the latest by authorities seeking to quell fears over the long-term effects of the disaster.</p> <p>But it was dismissed by campaign group Greenpeace who said the government should not seek to play down health worries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/no-health-effects-fukushima-japan-researcher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medicine Nuclear physics radiation Radiobiology Technology AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:16:05 +0000 5756472 at http://www.globalpost.com What is space weather? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/what-space-weather <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>Space weather is caused mainly by storms and eruptions in our volatile Sun sending potentially dangerous radiation towards Earth.</p> <p>It also causes the spectacular "aurora" light displays that have awed so many in the polar regions -- a beautiful show of radiation hitting Earth's magnetic field.</p> <p>The Sun randomly and suddenly ejects bursts of its component plasma or magnetic matter in events called coronal mass ejections (CMEs), and is subject to equally arbitrary bursts of radiation called solar flares.</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/130403/what-space-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Astronomy Physics radiation Space plasmas AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:30:45 +0000 5800374 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia completes drills tackling radiation emergencies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/russia-completes-drills-tackling-radiation-emergencies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Russia finished Wednesday interdepartmental drills dealing with radiation accidents at the Zvezda plant in the Far Eastern town of Bolshoi Kamen, Primorsky Krai, local media reported Thursday.</p><P>Military forces of Eastern Military District, the Russian Pacific Fleet, the Russian Emergency Ministry, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other agencies took part in the drills, the RIA Novosti news agency said.</p><P>Firefighters, police and rescuers began emergency relief operations under the scenarios that radiation leak took place in the course of submarine nuclear reactor core tranship</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/russia-completes-drills-tackling-radiation-emergencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Earth Europe radiation Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:47:31 +0000 Asianet 5802063 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 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 Test shows S. Korean fisheries safe from radiation: gov't http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130802/test-shows-s-korean-fisheries-safe-radiation-govt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEJONG, Aug. 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korean fishery products are nearly free of radiation and safe to eat, the government said Friday, amid renewed public scare over possible contamination from radioactive leakage in Japan over two years ago.</p> <p>So far, South Korea has tested 165 samples of 15 species, including mackerel, cuttlefish and various species of seaweed that are popular delicacies here, according to the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. 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/yonhap-news-agency/130802/test-shows-s-korean-fisheries-safe-radiation-govt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear physics radiation Radiobiology Yonhap News Agency Fri, 02 Aug 2013 04:46:10 +0000 5900613 at http://www.globalpost.com Radiation hotspots found at Fukushima tanks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130822/radiation-hotspots-found-at-fukushima-tanks <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>The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Thursday it had found new radiation hotspots near tanks storing radioactive water, but no new leaks.</p> <p>Around 300 tonnes of toxic liquid is believed to have escaped from one of the tanks that hold polluted water, some of which was used to cool the broken reactors, in an episode dubbed the most serious in nearly two years.</p> <p>Plant owner Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) warned some of it might have flowed into the Pacific Ocean.</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/130822/radiation-hotspots-found-at-fukushima-tanks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear technology radiation Technology Tokyo Electric Power Company AFP Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:46:15 +0000 5915319 at http://www.globalpost.com Record radiation levels recorded at Fukushima http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130903/fukushima-radiation-readings-hit-new-high-near-contaminated-tan Radiation readings around tanks holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have spiked by more than a fifth to their highest levels, Japan's nuclear regulator said, heightening concerns about the clean-up of the worst atomic disaster in almost three decades.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130903/fukushima-radiation-readings-hit-new-high-near-contaminated-tan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Fukushima Prefecture Labor Law Prefectures of Japan radiation Tokyo Electric Power Company Asia-Pacific Energy Japan Thomson Reuters Wed, 04 Sep 2013 02:19:00 +0000 5923740 at http://www.globalpost.com No Fukushima radiation effect on bulls' sperm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131009/no-fukushima-radiation-effect-bulls-sperm <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>The testes and sperm of bulls abandoned in the evacuation zone around the battered Fukushima nuclear plant were not affected by chronic exposure to radiation, a Japanese academic study has found.</p> <p>The work provides crucial data to scientists and public policy advisers on the possible impact of the reactor meltdowns on human -- and especially reproductive -- health, two-and-a-half years after the tsunami-sparked disaster.</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/131009/no-fukushima-radiation-effect-bulls-sperm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear physics Nuclear technology radiation Technology AFP Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:37:47 +0000 5955935 at http://www.globalpost.com Regulators call for radiation dose management on individual basis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131120/regulators-call-radiation-dose-management-individual-b <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 Wednesday decided to propose to a government task force that the management of radiation doses on an individual basis is vital to working out measures to protect people seeking to return to their homes after the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster.</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/131120/regulators-call-radiation-dose-management-individual-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Medicine Physics radiation Radiobiology Kyodo News International Wed, 20 Nov 2013 11:47:25 +0000 5994516 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea to increase safety, radiation tests on fishery products http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140115/s-korea-increase-safety-radiation-tests-fishery-products <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEJONG, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will greatly increase the number of safety tests this year on fishery products sold here, including for radiation, the government said Thursday.</p> <p>According to the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, the government plans to conduct 7,200 safety checks, 18 percent more than in 2013. Tests for antibiotic residues and prohibited drugs will increase the most, to over 5,700, it said.</p> <p>The number of tests for radiation will increase from 811 last year to 911, according to the ministry.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. 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/yonhap-news-agency/140115/s-korea-increase-safety-radiation-tests-fishery-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Energy Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear physics Politics radiation Yonhap News Agency Thu, 16 Jan 2014 02:31:16 +0000 6044250 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea to increase safety, radiation tests on fishery products http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140115/s-korea-increase-safety-radiation-tests-fishery-products <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEJONG, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will greatly increase the number of safety tests this year on fishery products sold here, including for radiation, the government said Thursday.</p> <p>According to the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, the government plans to conduct 7,200 safety checks, 18 percent more than in 2013. Tests for antibiotic residues and prohibited drugs will increase the most, to over 5,700, it said.</p> <p>The number of tests for radiation will increase from 811 last year to 911, according to the ministry.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. 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/yonhap-news-agency/140115/s-korea-increase-safety-radiation-tests-fishery-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Energy Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear physics Politics radiation Yonhap News Agency Thu, 16 Jan 2014 02:31:16 +0000 6044251 at http://www.globalpost.com Fire hits Japan nuke plant, no radiation leaks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140305/fire-hits-japan-nuke-plant-no-radiation-leaks <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 minor fire broke out at a nuclear power plant in western Japan on Wednesday but there was no fear of a radiation leak, a utility spokesman said.</p> <p>An electricity transformer caught fire at the No. 3 reactor at Takahama plant in Fukui, said a Kansai Electric Power spokesman, adding the blaze was rapidly brought under control.</p> <p>"No one was injured and there was no impact from the incident -- such as a radiation leak -- on the outside environment," he added.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140305/fire-hits-japan-nuke-plant-no-radiation-leaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Nuclear physics Nuclear technology Prefectures of Japan radiation AFP Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:19:55 +0000 6087344 at http://www.globalpost.com