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WIPP update: Critic doubts accuracy of test results on exposed workers

A lot of news outlets are running stories today saying that the DOE has determined that none of the workers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant were exposed to dangerous amounts of radiation in the February 14 incident. The Albuquerque … Continue reading

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Update to WIPP leak: Thirteen workers exposed to radiation

CNN reported this morning: Nearly two weeks after a radiation leak was reported at the Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant outside Carlsbad, New Mexico, 13 employees have been notified that preliminary test results show they were exposed to … Continue reading

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Peruvian radiographer loses part of finger following radiation exposure incident in France; two other workers exposed

The World Nuclear News just reported: A Peruvian radiographer has lost part of a finger after working with an unshielded iridium-192 source. The event is classified a ‘serious incident’ at Level 3 on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES). Details … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Three workers receive radiation exposure, and a New York reactor shuts down

Two incidents from today’s NRC Event Reports: 1. Saturday morning, three workers at a Johnson & Johnson facility in Raritan, New Jersey were attempting to load Cobalt-60 gamma ray sources into an irradiator when an eight-inch source became dislodged and … Continue reading

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PSR calls new dose limits “unconscionable”

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) responded to the new rules for radiation exposure for Japanese school children. As the Japan Times reported Friday: Physicians for Social Responsibility, a U.S. nonprofit organization of medical experts, has condemned as “unconscionable” the Japanese … Continue reading

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Second TEPCO worker exposed to excess radiation

The China Post reported this morning:   A second female worker at the damaged nuclear plant in northeastern Japan was exposed to a higher radiation dose than the legal limit, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said Sunday. The … Continue reading

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Worker at Fukushima exposed to excess radiation

It’s still extremely difficult to find information about workers’ exposure to radiation at the Fukushima reactors, but Kyodo News Agency ran this today: Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday that one of its female employees at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi … Continue reading

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