(EnviroNews World News) — On February 13, 2018, France’s Institut de Radioprotectionet de Surete Nucleaire (IRSN) reported airborne particulate matter containing radioactive iodine 131. Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) issued a press release on February 19, saying it also found iodine 131 in the air over…

(EnviroNews World News) — An airborne plume of radioactive ruthenium 106 from a nuclear accident was detected “in the atmosphere of the majority of European countries,” from late September through mid-October, according to France’s Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety Institute (IRSN) — but the source is still unknown. As…

(EnviroNews World News) Fukushima Prefecture, Japan — From the air, it’s been said that the areas directly surrounding the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant resemble a multi-colored “giant integrated circuit board.” That’s because more than 1,100 various and sundry tanks, housing radioactive water from the ongoing nuclear crisis,…