Latest Radioactive contamination News

State urges homeowners to test wells for arsenic, uranium

Apr. 06, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials are urging homeowners who rely on well water to have their systems checked for arsenic and uranium contamination. The advice comes as the result of a study by the U.S. Geological Survey released Tuesday that found...

US officials OK plan to send radioactive waste to Idaho

Mar. 30, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials have released the latest plan to send low-level radioactive waste to Idaho from a South Carolina facility that converts enriched uranium into fuel for nuclear reactors. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission in a notice published Friday...

Report: Radioactive cleanup at Idaho nuclear site working

Mar. 29, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ongoing Superfund cleanup work of radioactive and other contamination at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho has been successful at protecting humans and the environment, U.S. and state officials say. The five-year review by the U.S....

Baby teeth left from historic study now part of new study

Mar. 27, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Harvard researchers studying how early-life exposures are relevant to lifelong health will examine baby teeth left over from the famous Baby Tooth Survey in St. Louis, a Cold War-era study that measured radioactive fallout in about 320,000 donated teeth. ...

AP PHOTOS: No-go zone near nuclear plant once hosted picnics

Mar. 10, 2021 03:30 AM EST

TOMIOKA, Japan (AP) — Part of the town of Tomioka, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, is still a no-go zone 10 years after a meltdown sent radioactive fallout over the area. The no-go zone is about 12% of the town, but was home...

Fukushima chief: No need to extend decommissioning target

Mar. 04, 2021 13:28 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The head of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant says there's no need to extend the current target to finish its decommissioning in 30-40 years despite uncertainties about melted fuel inside the plant's three reactors. Ten years after meltdowns of three of...

New Mexico goes to court over slow cleanup at US nuclear lab

Feb. 25, 2021 14:50 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is going after the federal government for failing to make progress on cleaning up contamination left behind by decades of bomb-making and nuclear research at one of the nation’s premier labs as concerns mount over plans to resume production of key...