Category Archives: Radioactive material

South Korea to return cesium-contaminated scrap steel to Japan

South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported today: South Korea has found radiation-contaminated metal imports from Japan and will return them, the country’s nuclear safety commission said Monday. The contaminated products were included in a 20-ton shipment of scrap metal that … Continue reading

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Even before WIPP incident, Los Alamos lab raised criticality concerns, according to DOE report

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Tuesday: Even before a radiation leak in February halted the flow of nuclear waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, the federal government had identified deficiencies in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s safeguards … Continue reading

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Event Report: Radioactive package delivered to wrong address

I learned a long time ago that sometimes the worst thing you can do to a person is to quote them accurately. Here’s a post from yesterday’s Event Notification Report page on the NRC website: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT – PACKAGE … Continue reading

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Event Report: Leaking sealed source reported in Arizona

I’ve been attending meetings of the Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission (TLLRWDCC, possibly the least useful acronym ever devised) over the last couple of years. This is the Commission that has oversight for applications for shipments of … Continue reading

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Lost radioactive rod found in West Texas; exposure to Halliburton’s lost radioactive source could have been lethal

After a search that involved state officials, Halliburton employees and the National Guard, a potentially lethal radioactive source has been recovered near Pecos, Texas. As The Guardian reported: The US oilfield services company Halliburton has found a seven-inch radioactive rod … Continue reading

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