Radioactive Archive

  • Radiation from the Japanese nuclear accident comes from two main sources, radioactive iodine (iodine 131) and radioactive cesium (cesium 137). Radioactive iodine emits beta and gamma radiation. (see Journal of […]

    How to detect radioactive food

    Radiation from the Japanese nuclear accident comes from two main sources, radioactive iodine (iodine 131) and radioactive cesium (cesium 137). Radioactive iodine emits beta and gamma radiation. (see Journal of […]

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  • Considering the nuclear crisis unfolding in Japan right now here are two patents that teach methods of cleaning nuclear contaminated air utilizing systems that contain pressure swing adsorption.  United States […]

    Patents teach how to clean nuclear contaminated air

    Considering the nuclear crisis unfolding in Japan right now here are two patents that teach methods of cleaning nuclear contaminated air utilizing systems that contain pressure swing adsorption.  United States […]

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  • The New York Times has an interesting article on the radioactive effects of drilling waste from wells that use the newer hydraulic fracturing techniques. The article discusses how previously unreleased […]

    Fracking may pose radiation risk

    The New York Times has an interesting article on the radioactive effects of drilling waste from wells that use the newer hydraulic fracturing techniques. The article discusses how previously unreleased […]

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  • A year old effort to track tritium contamination at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has lead to the discovery of additional contamination. (Article) Technology notes: Tritium is a radioactive […]

    Tritium contamination expands at Vermont nuclear plant

    A year old effort to track tritium contamination at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has lead to the discovery of additional contamination. (Article) Technology notes: Tritium is a radioactive […]

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