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  • type of radioactive
  • Throughout the history of US and Soviet space exploration, these countries have sent multiple devices into space (or attempted to send them into space) that were equipped with one type of radioactive material or another. (listverse.com)
  • water contaminated
  • Some of that early release actually was intentional, because TEPCO reportedly had to dump 3 million gallons of water contaminated with low levels of radiation into the Pacific to make room in its storage ponds for more heavily contaminated water that it needed to pump out of the damaged reactors so that it could try to get them under control . (nationalgeographic.com)
  • inhalation
  • However, because it could take an hour or more to detect the radiation, individuals within the cloud will not know that radiation is present immediately following the event, the period when the risk from inhalation is greatest. (safecastle.com)
  • irradiation
  • Those recommendations were formulated after reviewing studies relating radiation dose to thyroid disease risk that relied on estimates of external thyroid irradiation after the nuclear detonations at Hiroshima and Nagasaki and analogous studies among children who received therapeutic radiation to the head and neck. (campingsurvival.com)
  • It is concluded that the size of the plant should be set by the hazard of irradiation from the low- lying poison cloud produced in the boiling accident. (unt.edu)
  • deaths
  • As of mid-2005, however, fewer than 50 deaths had been directly attributed to radiation from the disaster, almost all being highly exposed rescue workers, many who died within months of the accident but others who died as late as 2004. (un.org)
  • among the more than 200,000 (as registered by 1996 in the national registries of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine) emergency and recovery operation workers exposed during the period from 1986 to 1987, an estimated 2,200 radiation-caused deaths can be expected during their lifetime. (un.org)
  • radiopharmaceutical
  • As such, this is a type of targeted therapy which uses the physical, chemical and biological properties of the radiopharmaceutical to target areas of the body for radiation treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • One such radiopharmaceutical is radioactive iodine, which is administered orally via capsules or in a liquid form to a patient. (google.com)
  • doses
  • Dr. Bennett continued: "This was a very serious accident with major health consequences, especially for thousands of workers exposed in the early days who received very high radiation doses, and for the thousands more stricken with thyroid cancer. (un.org)
  • Most emergency workers and people living in contaminated areas received relatively low whole body radiation doses, comparable to natural background levels. (un.org)
  • In epidemiological studies investigating the relationship between thyroidal radioiodine exposure and risk of thyroid cancer, the estimation of thyroid radiation doses is a critical and complex aspect of the analyses. (campingsurvival.com)
  • health
  • This was countered by William H. Taft IV, general counsel for the Department of Defense who wrote that Cranston's bill created "the unmistakable impression that exposure to low-level ionizing radiation is a significant health hazard" and would be "damaging to every aspect of the Department of Defense's nuclear weapons and nuclear propulsion programs. (ratical.org)
  • however, there is concern regarding the radiations from granite being harmful to health. (sbwire.com)
  • Concern about granite building materials being health hazard arises due to these factors. (sbwire.com)
  • 3 To achieve these objectives, radiation levels at the site were monitored to avoid any additional release of radioactive materials, and clean-up of rubble was implemented while ensuring the safety and health of workers. (bmj.com)
  • You cannot see or smell radon, but it can become a health hazard when it accumulates indoors. (water-research.net)
  • We also need to consider that the releases of numerous other hazardous materials occurred during the Gulf War and recent bombing in the Balkans which are probably contributing to the health effects that are being observed. (ratical.org)
  • The present invention generally relates to shielded containers for the handling of radioactive materials and, more particularly, to radiation dense shields allowing improved handling of radioactive iodine and the like used in the health care industry. (google.com)
  • The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation and World Health Organization report that there will be no increase in miscarriages, stillbirths or physical and mental disorders in babies born after the accident. (wikipedia.org)
  • The objective of this document is to provide guidance to other Federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and to state and local governments regarding the safe and effective use of potassium iodide (KI) as an adjunct to other public health protective measures in the event that radioactive iodine is released into the environment. (campingsurvival.com)
  • Large radioactive "hot spots" extending hundreds of miles away remainpublic health hazards today. (stopnewnuclear.org.uk)
  • In Ukraine alone, more than 2.32 million people, including 452,000 children, have been treated for radiation-linked illnesses, including thyroid and blood cancers and cancerous growths according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health 6 . (stopnewnuclear.org.uk)
  • plutonium release
  • Green burst' and 'criticality event' under investigation by gov't in connection with plutonium release at U.S. nuclear site #WIPP - Official: Underground fire may have initiated reaction in ruptured radioactive waste drum - Concern over possible arson/sabotage? (enenews.com)
  • levels
  • We can trace the complacency over nuclear power to at least President Eisenhower's Science Advisory Committee of 1955, chaired by Dr. James Killian who wrote: "The public will need to be indoctrinated to accustom themselves to the fact that low levels of radiation can and must be lived with. (ratical.org)
  • Our government is nearly completely controlled by national and international corporations that benefit from mining, transporting, refining and building nuclear facilities and are exerting every weapon at their disposal to keep the public indoctrinated and accustomed, not only to levels of radiation, but accustomed to illness. (ratical.org)
  • Detectors elsehwere on the property picked up no signs of radiation above background levels. (ocregister.com)
  • Had there been any change in radiation levels elsewhere in the plant, Edison would have immediately taken the appropriate steps, such as declaring the first of the four levels of emergency used by the industry," said Edison spokesman Gil Alexander. (ocregister.com)
  • Although there is considerable debate in the scientific community about the effects of low levels of radiation on individuals (e.g. (safecastle.com)
  • Accident
  • Another consideration - which the authors do not enter into - is the effect of the other radioactive species emitted in the accident including 17.5% Caesium-137 and 38.5% Caesium 134. (counterpunch.org)
  • As of September 2018, there has been one confirmed fatality linked to radiation due to the accident. (wikipedia.org)
  • result
  • In August 2009, he died as a result of radiation damage, but earlier, with help from Andrei Sakharov, he established BELRAD to help children of the area. (ratical.org)
  • materials
  • Their intermediate half-life (long enough to be significant storage materials yet short enough to release their radiation energy fast enough) combined with their high energy release cause them to account for about 98% of the radioactive hazard after 10 years of storage. (amazonaws.com)
  • The higher average energy of the neutron spectrum of MOX also increases the rate of radiation damage to structural materials in and around the core. (nirs.org)
  • This is the accessible text file for GAO report number GAO-06-164T entitled 'Securing U.S. Nuclear Materials: Poor Planning Has Complicated DOE's Plutonium Consolidation Efforts' which was released on October 7, 2005. (gao.gov)