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Radiation Exposure and Risk

Ionizing radiation damages living things and contaminates the environment, sometimes permanently. Studies have shown increases in cancer around nuclear facilities and uranium mines. Radiation mutates genes which can cause genetic damage across generations.

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Sunday
Jul122009

$52.5 million awarded in compensation to people harmed by nuclear plant

April 28, 2009: Pennsylvania residents who lived near a former nuclear fuel processing plant in the community of Apollo won their lawsuit to secure compensation for the health impacts they suffered due to pollution from the plant. Residents were awarded $52.5 million in a settlement to the 14-year law suit, to be paid by Babcock and Wilcox. 

Sunday
Jul122009

Radioactive metals in widespread general use around world

After the discovery that France had installed more than 500 sets of radioactive elevator buttons contaminated with metals imported from India, Bloomberg News took an in-depth look at the widespread dispersal of radioactive metals - considered "low-level" nuclear waste - in public use across the world.

Sunday
Jul122009

Chernobyl radiation effects continue

A new study links chronic radiation exposure to significant reductions in a variety of invertebrate (mostly insect) populations around Chernobyl.

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