New carbon foam can detect neutrons emitted by radioactive material

Giving a boost to vital security initiatives, a team of researchers have successfully shown that boron-coated vitreous carbon foam can be used in the detection of neutrons emitted by radioactive material.

Medical radioisotopes-producing facility to soon open in Kolkata

A high energy, indigenous particle-accelerator that churns out a special kind of radioactive material for diagnostic purposes, such as cancer detection, will be operational in a year, it was announced here Thursday.

ISIS threatens use of nuclear bomb in London

Islamic State terror group may have developed a nuclear device by using radioactive uranium stolen from Iraq's Mosul University after seizing control of the city last June, a British media report says.

Floating nuclear plants could withstand tsunamis

A new design for nuclear plants built on floating platforms could help avoid disasters like Fukushima.

IAEA says Mexican public `safe` after radioactive theft

The UN atomic watchdog said today it believed the Mexican public was safe after a stolen medical device containing an "extremely dangerous" radioactive material was recovered in a field.

Radioactive material seized from Russian teacher

A college teacher was arrested after a large amount of radioactive substances was found at his home, Russia`s interior ministry said Monday.

Bengal sets up panel on use of radioactive material

The West Bengal govt has set up a high-level committee to assess safety measures in the use of radioactive material in health and research facilities.

How to remove radioactive materials from drinking water

Forest by-products and crustacean shells can extract contaminates from water.

Decontamination of New Delhi`s radioactive hotspots underway

Experts have started the process of decontaminating radiation hotspots in New Delhi.

IAEA asks India to account for radioactive material accident

The UN nuclear watchdog on Saturday demanded an explanation from India for a fatal accident involving radioactive material.

Delhi: Fresh search for radioactive materials in scrap mkt

A team of scientists searched the Mayapuri market for more radioactive scrap from DU.

How was radioactive material auctioned, police asks university

DU`s department of chemistry staff will be questioned today after the source of the radioactive material, which claimed one life and affected 7 in a west Delhi scrap market, was traced to the department`s laboratory, police said.

Govt to install Radiation monitoring portals at ports

The Govt has decided to install Radiation Monitor Portals (RMP) at all ports and entry points in the country amid reports that the recent radiation leak in West Delhi could have happened due to scrap brought in from outside.

Presence of more radioactive sources in Mayapuri feared

Fearing presence of more radioactive sources in Delhi scrap yard Mayapuri, National Disaster Management Authority and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) plan to carry out a multi-pronged approach survey in the area.

No new radioactive source found in west Delhi scrap market

Nuclear experts have scanned hundreds of shops in a west Delhi scrap market but have not found any new radioactive source, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) said on Saturday.

Police in dark over origin of Cobalt-60, await Jain`s recovery

Police is yet to trace the origin
of Cobalt-60, the radioactive material that caused serious
injuries to six persons and are awaiting the recovery of the
owner of the scrap shop from where it was found to get more clarity.

Malta-registered ship checked for radioactive material

Officials from Customs and other
security agencies on Friday carried out checks on a
Malta-registered ship following an anonymous phone call
claiming that it was carrying some radioactive material.