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Radioactive material found in cargo to India ‘not a threat

THE RADIOACTIVE waste found at Chon Buri’s Laem Chabang Seaport has been analysed though more investigation is required to track its origin and movement, the authorities said. Customs Department, Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP) and the Port Authority of Thailand told the press yesterday that only one piece of radioactive material was found inside […]Read More


Suspected radioactive substance is Iridium 192: Science minister

Minister of Science and Technology Mr Pichet Durongkhaverote has confirmed that the suspected hazardous material contained in a steel box bearing the radiation symbol was Iridium 192 which is used in gamma radiography. He said that the Iridium 192 the steel box which was discarded at an abandoned building in Paholyothin Soi 24 has been […]Read More


Power outage at Fukushima poses radioactive risk

A power outage at Japan’s Fukushima 1 nuclear plant on Tuesday has seen eight water transfer pumps shut down, hindering efforts to collect leaked radioactive water before it can reach the sea. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which runs the plant, said the affected pumps pull radioactive water out of a drainage channel, sending it […]Read More


Estimated 300-ton radioactive leak at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

Japan’s nuclear watchdog, the Nuclear Regulation Authority, yesterday said the revealed leaking of an estimated 300 metric tons of radioactive water at the damaged Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant was a “serious incident”, level three on the seven-part international scale. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), who run the plant, announced the leak last week and the […]Read More


Tokyo Electric Power Company releases first figures on the extent

Tokyo Electric Power Company, owner of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, has for the first time released figures on how much radioactive waste the facility has emitted, since being damaged by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011. Approximately 20 trillion to 40 trillion becquerels of nuclear energy has leaked since the […]Read More


Japan Pauses to Remember on Disaster’s First Anniversary

Japan collectively paused Sunday afternoon to remember the disaster that struck one year ago and the nearly 20,000 dead or missing. A magnitude 9.0 quake struck off the country’s northeastern coast, unleashing a tsunami at heights not seen in centuries, Coastal areas of many communities were washed out to sea. The disaster also caused the […]Read More