Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Radiation From Cellphone Antenna Boosts Brain Activity, Study Finds"

"The electromagnetic radiation emitted by a cellular phone's antenna appears to activate nearby regions of the brain to unusually high levels, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. that is likely to spark new concerns about the health effects of wireless devices."

Source: LA Times, 02/23/2011

"EPA Underreports Radiation in America's Drinking Water"

"Americans remain largely in the dark about their true exposure to a number of radioactive contaminants that could be in their drinking water. Surprisingly, it’s because of intentional decisions by the Environmental Protection Agency, the federal government office that is supposed to protect the nation from contaminated water."

Source: KHOU, 02/22/2011

"Tight Budgets Threaten Pace of Cleanup at Paducah Nuclear Fuel Plant"

The cleanup of radioactive contamination at the massive Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Kentucky faces a major delay, even as contaminated groundwater continues to escape the 5.5-square mile property, likely reaching the Ohio River. One problem: money.

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal, 02/15/2011


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