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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Radiation

Last year
170,000 homes across Ireland thought to be at risk from Radon gas, EPA says
The gas is linked to around 350 new cases of lung cancer in Ireland every year.
All time
Increase in number of patients accidentally exposed to ionising radiation in hospitals
The most common error reported to Hiqa in 2020 involved exposure to the wrong person.
# Eighth Amendment
Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?
Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.
# danger danger
Highly dangerous radioactive materials stolen four years ago still missing
The highly dangerous radioactive material stolen by burglar in Swords in 2013.
# Radiation
Government says chances of a nuclear disaster impacting Ireland is low - but there is a risk
The costs associated with such a disaster range from €4 billion to €161 billion,
# NotPetya
Chernobyl's radiation monitoring system hit by cyberattack
The attacks began in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe and the US.
# fake samples
Man jailed for injecting children after convincing them they had Chernobyl radiation poisoning
The 59-year-old duped teenagers and woman into believing he worked for the Ministry of Defence.
# Radiation
Serious accident at Sellafield would pose 'no immediate risks to health' in Ireland
A recent BBC panorama investigation suggested there were serious safety concerns at the plant.
# Radiation
Radon levels 24 times the accepted level found in house
That’s the radiation equivalent of getting 17 chest X-rays every day.
# abandoned
Chilling two-minute video captures 'stunning decay' of Chernobyl exclusion zone
Chernobyl was the scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster .
# Radiation
This solar flare put on a better show than any Christmas lights
# Radioactive
Gardaí issue warning to thieves who stole "dangerous" machine
The stolen machine emits radiation, gardaí say.
# fallout boys
We're being exposed to more radiation than before
It’s only slightly more, thankfully.
# Cancer
Banning mobile phones and cigarettes - this MEP candidate wants a simpler way of life
“We are literally floating in a sea of radiation nowadays. It’s completely reckless.”
# its grand
Calm down: Higher radiation levels at Sellafield were just 'background radon'
All non-essential staff at the site were asked not to report to work this morning because of the elevated radiation levels detected overnight.
# Death
Arafat's death was natural and not caused by radiation says Russian expert
While a Swiss lab report said that Arafat was probably poisoned by polonium, this is the second study to rule it out.
# highly dangerous
Gardaí renew appeal for stolen radioactive materials
The stolen radioactive materials that were stolen at the end of September are highly dangerous.
# high risk
Highly dangerous radioactive material stolen by burglar in Swords
The lightening preventers have a high dose of radiation and people are urged not to touch or approach the rods if found.
# Japan
Sun, sand, surf and radiation in the shadow of Fukushima
As news broke this week of toxic water leaking from the plant, surfers say they are worried – but not enough to stay out of the waves there.
# Contaminated
Fukushima leak upgraded to a "serious incident"
The nuclear regulator in Japan had originally given it a rating of Level 1, an ‘anomaly’.
# force be with you
Here's what electromagnetic force field from a laptop looks like
Beautiful, but you might think twice about sitting with your computer directly on your lap.
# Energy
Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland
A report by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland looked at the impact day-to-day operations would have on Ireland and what would happen in the event of a severe nuclear accident.
# solar storms
Space weather: What on earth is that anyway?
(Well, it’s not on Earth, for one thing).
# solar storms
New solar storm detection centre for Europe
The centre in Brussels is part of wider system that tracks objects in space that threaten to collide with the Earth.
# Black Holes
Gamma-ray burst blasted the Earth in 8th century
Space scientists have built on a study by an astrophysicist of the rings of ancient cedar trees – and concluded that two black holes collided.
# phone safety
How to be 'proactively protective' with your mobile
Questions remain over the long-term effects of mobiles. What proactive precautions can you take, just in case?
# Japan
Fukushima fish radiation may indicate leak: study
Higher-than-normal radiation levels have been found in fish caught off Japan’s east coast, which could indicate the plant is still leaking.
# Diabetes
Radiotherapy may increase diabetes risk for some childhood cancer survivors
A new study shows that the tail of the pancreas is exposed to radiation, patients are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes later in life.
# Nuclear
Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor
Operators of the nuclear plant ruled out any possible radiation leak at the plant after the automatic shutdown.
# Radioactive
Tuna fish carried radiation from Fukushima to the United States
Scientists say the bluefin tuna absorbed radioactive cesium from swimming in contaminated waters and feeding on contaminated prey such as krill and squid.
# Fire
Video: Huge fire on Russian nuclear submarine finally put out
Officials insisted there had been no radiation leak during the blaze, which raged for hours as firefighters battled the flames.
# Japan
Fukushima operator considers releasing treated plant water into sea
Tokyo Electric Power says it is running out of room to store decontaminated water that was used to cool down the damaged reactors at Fukushima.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.
Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’
After Fukushima, nuclear power has become a bogeyman – but we shouldn’t dismiss it out of hand, writes physicist David Robert Grimes.
# Charity
MMA's very own Radioactive Man heads to Fukushima
Enson Inoue likes armbarring people into submission, kneeing large men in the face until they lose consciousness, and dogs. In fact he’s willing to brave life-threatening radiation to feed them.
# Fukushima
Fatal radiation levels at Fukushima now 'off the scale'
Levels of radiation in some areas of the plant are so high they would be lethal within one hour.
# Fukushima
Fukushima clean-up suspended suddenly over rising radiation
Plant operators are still working to remove highly toxic contaminated water from the tsunami-stricken plant.
# Japan
Thousands attend anti-nuclear rallies in Japan to mark earthquake and tsunami
The natural disasters sparked the world’s worst nuclear disaster in over 25 years, renewing a national debate on the safety of nuclear power.
# Fukushima
Japan doubles radiation leak estimate for Fukushima plant
Early estimates of the amount of radiation released by the accident at the nuclear power plant have been more than doubled.