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Everest climbers at 5 times higher radiation risk than nuclear plant workers

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 13:22

Researchers have suggested that climbers tackling Mt. Everest receive a radiation dose that is five times more than the average annual exposure of a UK nuclear power worker.

More radiation detected near New Mexico nuke site

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 06:12

More airborne radiation has been detected in New Mexico from a leak at the first underground US nuclear waste dump.

Japan to spend USD 970 mn on nuclear soil store: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 11:57

Japan is planning to earmark USD 970 million for a storage facility for tens of thousands of tonnes of soil contaminated with radiation from the Fukushima disaster.

Amid radiation worries, Abe says Japan to deliver safe

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 15:20

Japan will deliver on its promise to make the 2020 Summer Olympics a success in a safe environment after the International Olympic Committee picked Tokyo as the host city, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said.

Radiation from past nuclear testing may help track illegal ivory trade

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 11:55

A new method for dating elephant tusks has been devised by the researchers to make it easier to enforce the ivory ban and save the African elephant from extinction.

Study tour reveals nuke crisis hit Fukushima products now radioactive free

Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 17:53

Nuclear disaster in Japan`s Fukushima 2 years ago, appears now to be gradually receding, with officials saying daily essentials such as rice, vegetables are free of radioactive substance.

Japan releases 1st simulations of nuclear radiation spreading

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 16:24

Japan`s nuclear regulatory authorities released for the first time projections for the spread of radiation from nationwide reactors in the event of a severe accident like the one at the Fukushima Daiichi complex last year.

Two Fukushima workers may have exceeded radiation limit

Last Updated: Monday, May 30, 2011, 15:17

Japan`s nuclear regulator has pressed Tokyo Electric for more information.

`Nuclear radiation from Japan reaches Pakistan`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 09, 2011, 11:47

Very small traces of airborne radioactive iodine had been detected in Pak.

No threat to India from Japan radiation leak: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 15:47

The government on Wednesday maintained there was no threat to India from radiation leaks from the quake-hit nuclear plant in Fukushima in Japan.

Radiation detected after N Korea nuclear claim

Last Updated: Monday, June 21, 2010, 13:42

South Korea has detected a high level of xenon gas -- a by-product of atomic tests.