Fortunately 2015 was a year with no major nuclear events. Let’s hope the same for 2016 and continue to watch these stories:
- Use of radiation in medical diagnosis and therapies continues to rise and some experts believe US Doctors are not following guidelines.
- Cold War rad workers still struggle for compensation.
- South African Bishops are calling for a referendum on new nuclear power plants.
- Bangladesh has signed a deal with Russia for new nuclear power plants.
- Despite claims and efforts unnecessary radiation exposures persist.
- A new cold war seems to be developing between nuclear armed states.
- The discovery of Ununtrium has some scientists worried.
- Japan and India are cooperating on nuclear projects.
- North Korea seems to be preparing for a new nuclear weapons test, and it may be a boosted device.
- Problems at this nuclear waste site in Missouri shows we need to develop better ways to store waste.
- Problems at this nuclear waste site in Nevada shows we need to be more careful about what we mix with nuclear waste.
- Problems continue to plague the EPA Radnet radiation monitoring system.
- Safecast’s open citizen science radiation detection project is approaching 40 million data points. The Safecast Radiation Detector Kit is available from Kithub.
Here’s to a safe, healthy and happy new year!!!