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# radioactive - Friday 10 November, 2017

Nuclear accident in Russia sent a radioactive cloud over Europe

The cloud was detected in late September and was recorded as being of ‘no consequence’ to human health or the environment.

# radioactive - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Warning to locals as high rates of cancer-causing radioactive gas discovered in Galway

Up to 250 radon-related lung cancer cases are diagnosed in Ireland each year.

# radioactive - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

World's most dangerous toy measured how much it contaminated children

This 1950s science set contained four types of uranium ore.

# radioactive - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Ship carrying radioactive concrete catches fire off Scotland

The Parida caught fire late last night.

# radioactive - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Gardaí issue warning to thieves who stole "dangerous" machine

The stolen machine emits radiation, gardaí say.

# radioactive - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Video: How nuclear weapons are made

Today is the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

# radioactive - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Here's how a radioactive injection could be avoided when assessing cancer in children

Initial trials of the MRI scanning technique has shown similar results to PET/CT, without using a radioactive injection.

# radioactive - Friday 31 January, 2014

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.

# radioactive - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

'Extremely dangerous' radioactive material stolen in Mexico

The material could not be used in a conventional nuclear weapon.

# radioactive - Friday 8 November, 2013

Palestinians say there's only one suspect in Arafat death

Swiss scientists have found “moderate” evidence to support the notion that Yasser Arafat was poisoned with polonium – and the Palestinians want to get to the bottom of what happened.

# radioactive - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Gardaí renew appeal for stolen radioactive materials

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

# radioactive - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Accident at Sellafield would have "no health effects in Ireland"

Department of the Environment releases report from independent experts on risk to Ireland of a radioactive leak at the Cumbrian nuclear site as it is being decommissioned.

# radioactive - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

France opens murder investigation into Yasser Arafat’s death

Inquiry comes on foot of claims that the Palestinian leader died of polonium poisoning.

# radioactive - Friday 24 August, 2012

Swiss lab to analyse Arafat remains for radioactive poisoning

A nine-month investigation by Al Jazeera found elevated levels of polonium on some of Arafat’s belongings. Was he poisoned?

# radioactive - Monday 28 May, 2012

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.

# radioactive - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Kyrgyz officials facing charges over radioactive coal

The imported coal was distributed to schools, an orphanage and a home for the elderly in Kyrgyzstan.

# radioactive - Saturday 18 June, 2011

Fukushima clean-up suspended suddenly over rising radiation

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…