Radioactivity

  • Checking For Radioactivity

    Checking For Radioactivity

    Radioactivity has been in the news a lot lately. On March 11, 2011, the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant in Japan began to leak radioactive material due to the Tōhoku tsunami and earthquake. The disaster was rated Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale—only Chernobyl has rated as high.  The disaster continues to affect the people of Japan, and the global population at large. When m...
    September 18, 2013
  • Removing Radioactivity From Water

    Removing Radioactivity From Water

    Since the disaster at the nuclear plant in Japan, we have literally been getting inundated with requests for ways of removing radioactivity from the water.  Recently, we also find out this information, courtesy of The LA Times' Julie Makinen and Kenji Hall: The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant began releasing thousands of tons of radioactive water into the sea Monday ...
    May 9, 2011