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#Radiation

# radiation - This year 2022

170,000 homes across Ireland thought to be at risk from Radon gas, EPA says
# EPA
# EPA

170,000 homes across Ireland thought to be at risk from Radon gas, EPA says

May 26th 2022, 6:00 AM 23,579 Views 11 Comments

The gas is linked to around 350 new cases of lung cancer in Ireland every year.

# radiation - Last year 2021

Increase in number of patients accidentally exposed to ionising radiation in hospitals
# HIQA
# HIQA

Increase in number of patients accidentally exposed to ionising radiation in hospitals

Sep 15th 2021, 10:50 AM 34,068 Views 5 Comments

The most common error reported to Hiqa in 2020 involved exposure to the wrong person.

# radiation - All time

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?

May 13th 2018, 8:30 AM 21,568 Views 163 Comments

Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.

Highly dangerous radioactive materials stolen four years ago still missing
# Danger Danger
# Danger Danger

Highly dangerous radioactive materials stolen four years ago still missing

Sep 9th 2017, 7:30 AM 17,163 Views 19 Comments

The highly dangerous radioactive material stolen by burglar in Swords in 2013.

Government says chances of a nuclear disaster impacting Ireland is low - but there is a risk
# Radiation
# Radiation

Government says chances of a nuclear disaster impacting Ireland is low - but there is a risk

Sep 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,299 Views 19 Comments

The costs associated with such a disaster range from €4 billion to €161 billion,

Chernobyl's radiation monitoring system hit by cyberattack
# NotPetya
# NotPetya

Chernobyl's radiation monitoring system hit by cyberattack

Jun 27th 2017, 8:19 PM 11,663 Views 14 Comments

The attacks began in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe and the US.

Man jailed for injecting children after convincing them they had Chernobyl radiation poisoning
# Fake Samples
# Fake Samples

Man jailed for injecting children after convincing them they had Chernobyl radiation poisoning

Jun 16th 2017, 9:58 PM 23,357 Views 9 Comments

The 59-year-old duped teenagers and woman into believing he worked for the Ministry of Defence.

Serious accident at Sellafield would pose 'no immediate risks to health' in Ireland
# Radiation
# Radiation

Serious accident at Sellafield would pose 'no immediate risks to health' in Ireland

Dec 8th 2016, 1:34 PM 8,661 Views 56 Comments

A recent BBC panorama investigation suggested there were serious safety concerns at the plant.

Radon levels 24 times the accepted level found in house
# Radiation
# Radiation

Radon levels 24 times the accepted level found in house

Nov 28th 2016, 8:14 PM 41,779 Views 32 Comments

That’s the radiation equivalent of getting 17 chest X-rays every day.

Chilling two-minute video captures 'stunning decay' of Chernobyl exclusion zone
# Abandoned
# Abandoned

Chilling two-minute video captures 'stunning decay' of Chernobyl exclusion zone

Mar 12th 2016, 10:00 PM 46,705 Views 42 Comments

Chernobyl was the scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster .

This solar flare put on a better show than any Christmas lights
# Radiation
# Radiation

This solar flare put on a better show than any Christmas lights

Dec 27th 2014, 3:44 PM 15,369 Views 10 Comments

Stunning.

Gardaí issue warning to thieves who stole "dangerous" machine
# Radioactive
# Radioactive

Gardaí issue warning to thieves who stole "dangerous" machine

Aug 28th 2014, 7:20 PM 29,257 Views 27 Comments

The stolen machine emits radiation, gardaí say.

We're being exposed to more radiation than before
# Fallout Boys
# Fallout Boys

We're being exposed to more radiation than before

Jul 9th 2014, 10:53 AM 7,230 Views 18 Comments

It’s only slightly more, thankfully.

Banning mobile phones and cigarettes - this MEP candidate wants a simpler way of life
# Cancer
# Cancer

Banning mobile phones and cigarettes - this MEP candidate wants a simpler way of life

May 18th 2014, 9:00 AM 17,152 Views 56 Comments

“We are literally floating in a sea of radiation nowadays. It’s completely reckless.”

Calm down: Higher radiation levels at Sellafield were just 'background radon'
# Its Grand
# Its Grand

Calm down: Higher radiation levels at Sellafield were just 'background radon'

Jan 31st 2014, 6:34 PM 6,843 Views 29 Comments

All non-essential staff at the site were asked not to report to work this morning because of the elevated radiation levels detected overnight.

Arafat's death was natural and not caused by radiation says Russian expert
# Death
# Death

Arafat's death was natural and not caused by radiation says Russian expert

Dec 26th 2013, 11:06 AM 5,908 Views 43 Comments

While a Swiss lab report said that Arafat was probably poisoned by polonium, this is the second study to rule it out.

Gardaí renew appeal for stolen radioactive materials
# Highly Dangerous
# Highly Dangerous

Gardaí renew appeal for stolen radioactive materials

Oct 9th 2013, 10:22 AM 6,520 Views 42 Comments

The stolen radioactive materials that were stolen at the end of September are highly dangerous.

Highly dangerous radioactive material stolen by burglar in Swords
# High Risk
# High Risk

Highly dangerous radioactive material stolen by burglar in Swords

Oct 2nd 2013, 12:50 PM 28,335 Views 131 Comments

The lightening preventers have a high dose of radiation and people are urged not to touch or approach the rods if found.

Sun, sand, surf and radiation in the shadow of Fukushima
# Japan
# Japan

Sun, sand, surf and radiation in the shadow of Fukushima

Sep 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,924 Views 12 Comments

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.

Fukushima leak upgraded to a "serious incident"
# Contaminated
# Contaminated

Fukushima leak upgraded to a "serious incident"

Aug 28th 2013, 8:25 AM 5,821 Views 14 Comments

The nuclear regulator in Japan had originally given it a rating of Level 1, an ‘anomaly’.

Here's what electromagnetic force field from a laptop looks like
# Force Be With You
# Force Be With You

Here's what electromagnetic force field from a laptop looks like

Jul 7th 2013, 11:30 AM 15,774 Views 29 Comments

Beautiful, but you might think twice about sitting with your computer directly on your lap.

Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland
# Energy
# Energy

Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland

May 22nd 2013, 6:04 PM 6,814 Views 77 Comments

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.

Space weather: What on earth is that anyway?
# Solar Storms
# Solar Storms

Space weather: What on earth is that anyway?

Apr 4th 2013, 6:31 AM 6,055 Views 5 Comments

(Well, it’s not on Earth, for one thing).

New solar storm detection centre for Europe
# Solar Storms
# Solar Storms

New solar storm detection centre for Europe

Apr 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,006 Views 11 Comments

The centre in Brussels is part of wider system that tracks objects in space that threaten to collide with the Earth.

Gamma-ray burst blasted the Earth in 8th century
# Black Holes
# Black Holes

Gamma-ray burst blasted the Earth in 8th century

Jan 22nd 2013, 1:45 PM 10,937 Views 17 Comments

Space scientists have built on a study by an astrophysicist of the rings of ancient cedar trees – and concluded that two black holes collided.

How to be 'proactively protective' with your mobile
# Phone Safety
# Phone Safety

How to be 'proactively protective' with your mobile

Oct 28th 2012, 8:45 AM 10,137 Views 30 Comments

Questions remain over the long-term effects of mobiles. What proactive precautions can you take, just in case?

Fukushima fish radiation may indicate leak: study
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima fish radiation may indicate leak: study

Oct 26th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,877 Views 9 Comments

Higher-than-normal radiation levels have been found in fish caught off Japan’s east coast, which could indicate the plant is still leaking.

Radiotherapy may increase diabetes risk for some childhood cancer survivors
# Diabetes
# Diabetes

Radiotherapy may increase diabetes risk for some childhood cancer survivors

Aug 23rd 2012, 6:30 AM 2,156 Views 0 Comments

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.

Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor

Jul 30th 2012, 11:01 AM 2,429 Views 0 Comments

Operators of the nuclear plant ruled out any possible radiation leak at the plant after the automatic shutdown.

Tuna fish carried radiation from Fukushima to the United States
# Radioactive
# Radioactive

Tuna fish carried radiation from Fukushima to the United States

May 28th 2012, 9:45 PM 8,661 Views 23 Comments

Scientists say the bluefin tuna absorbed radioactive cesium from swimming in contaminated waters and feeding on contaminated prey such as krill and squid.

Video: Huge fire on Russian nuclear submarine finally put out
# Fire
# Fire

Video: Huge fire on Russian nuclear submarine finally put out

Dec 30th 2011, 5:54 PM 1,590 Views 1 Comment

Officials insisted there had been no radiation leak during the blaze, which raged for hours as firefighters battled the flames.

Fukushima operator considers releasing treated plant water into sea
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima operator considers releasing treated plant water into sea

Dec 8th 2011, 12:29 PM 1,491 Views 4 Comments

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
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Nov 13th 2011, 11:00 AM 102 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.

Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’

Aug 24th 2011, 7:47 AM 232 Views 51 Comments

After Fukushima, nuclear power has become a bogeyman – but we shouldn’t dismiss it out of hand, writes physicist David Robert Grimes.

MMA's very own Radioactive Man heads to Fukushima
# Charity
From The42
# Charity

MMA's very own Radioactive Man heads to Fukushima

Aug 8th 2011, 2:52 PM 549 Views 0 Comments

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.

Fatal radiation levels at Fukushima now 'off the scale'
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Fatal radiation levels at Fukushima now 'off the scale'

Aug 2nd 2011, 10:28 AM 1,027 Views 1 Comment

Levels of radiation in some areas of the plant are so high they would be lethal within one hour.

Fukushima clean-up suspended suddenly over rising radiation
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Fukushima clean-up suspended suddenly over rising radiation

Jun 18th 2011, 10:26 AM 902 Views 3 Comments

Plant operators are still working to remove highly toxic contaminated water from the tsunami-stricken plant.

Thousands attend anti-nuclear rallies in Japan to mark earthquake and tsunami
# Japan
# Japan

Thousands attend anti-nuclear rallies in Japan to mark earthquake and tsunami

Jun 11th 2011, 1:22 PM 190 Views 0 Comments

The natural disasters sparked the world’s worst nuclear disaster in over 25 years, renewing a national debate on the safety of nuclear power.

Japan doubles radiation leak estimate for Fukushima plant
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Japan doubles radiation leak estimate for Fukushima plant

Jun 7th 2011, 9:48 AM 346 Views 0 Comments

Early estimates of the amount of radiation released by the accident at the nuclear power plant have been more than doubled.

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