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# radioactivity - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Three decades on from the disaster, we take a look at the effect it had on Ireland – and how we’re facing a much greater threat to our health already.

# radioactivity - Sunday 23 November, 2014

These world-changing discoveries were made by accident

That includes LSD…

# radioactivity - 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.

# radioactivity - 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.

# radioactivity - 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.

# radioactivity - Sunday 7 October, 2012

10 scientific discoveries that were complete accidents Science This post contains images

10 scientific discoveries that were complete accidents

We can all thank clumsiness, unhygienic lab practices, and sheer luck for some of the greatest discoveries of our civilisation.

# radioactivity - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Japan restarts Fukushima reactor - radioactive particles detected

The detection of radioactive xenon will have no major impact on workers’ efforts to keep the reactor cool and stable, official said.

# radioactivity - Monday 8 August, 2011

From The42 MMA's very own Radioactive Man heads to Fukushima Charity This post contains images

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.

# radioactivity - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Three-quarters of US nuclear plants have radioactive leaks - report

Tritium has leaked from three-quarters of commercial nuclear power plants in the United States, AP reports.

# radioactivity - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Dangerous quantities of carcinogenic gas detected in Kerry home

The house in Castleisland contains radon levels 185 times greater than the safe limit – one of the highest concentrations ever found in Europe.

# radioactivity - Friday 1 April, 2011

Fukushima radiation still present in Irish air samples

The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland says continual tests show Fukushima’s radioactive leak over our heads.

# radioactivity - Monday 14 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: A second explosion occurs at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Irish seen as the ‘bad boys’ of Europe, and Burger King boss upsets his British customers.