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Thursday, 21 June 2018.
When a tsunami devastated parts of Japan's coastline in 2011, killing more than 18,000 people, it also hit the Fukushima nuclear power plant, triggering the most serious nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Parts of the damaged reactors are still highly...
On 18 March, TEPCO inserted the PMORPH robot into unit 1 in the first of a series of four planned robot explorations of the basement area of its primary containment vessel (PCV) around the pedestal, on which the reactor pressure...
Extremely high radiation levels have been recorded inside a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, almost six years after the plant suffered a triple explosion. The facility’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said atmospheric readings as high as 530...
During the 2nd week in January 2017, slightly elevated levels of iodine-131 were observed over northern and western Europe. The levels were measured during a temperature inversion, along with elevated levels of naturally occurring radioisotopes. The deployment of an WC-135 (Constant-Phoenix) air monitoring...
There are three (basic) atmospheric processes that modify the incoming solar radiation passing through our atmosphere, at around 340W/m2. These processes (Scattering, Reflection, Absorption), act on the radiation when it interacts with gases and suspended particles found in the...
Walking around site at Chernobyl today, I was asked quite a strange question by one visiting student; can you drink heavy water, and is it radioactive? I remember how I loved to ask such questions, so here is my...

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