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Radiation alert at UK nuclear fuel plant

Britain's Sellafield nuclear fuel reprocessing plant said it had detected higher than usual levels of radiation and ordered all non-essential staff to stay at home. Sellafield, the site of Britain's worst nuclear accident

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Centre to monitor radiation on way

A specialist centre to monitor radiation levels in Bahrain will be operational in the kingdom next year. The National Centre for Radiation will be managed by the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) and work in tandem with the co

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Fukushima plant springs highly radioactive water leak

Contaminated water with dangerously high levels of radiation is leaking from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the most serious setback to the clean up of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. T

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Bahrain plans centre to monitor radiation

Bahrain is finalising plans to set up a specialist centre to monitor radiation levels, said a top official, adding that it will focus on controlling and monitoring radiation's impact on people and the environment. The country&

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Iran quake sparks Gulf nuke radiation fears

National emergency officials in the GCC countries met on Sunday in Saudi Arabia to discuss the risk of radiation spreading over the Gulf if Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant is damaged by another earthquake. A 6.3-magnitude e

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Big radiation risk ‘unlikely’ if Iran hit

Any Israeli attacks on Iran's nuclear facilities are unlikely to cause a Fukushima-scale disaster unless a Russian-built reactor is destroyed, experts say. They could, however, release toxic chemicals - rather than high levels

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New method eyed to remove radiation from soil

An improved method to remove radioactive cesium from soil may mean Japanese authorities will no longer have to strip vast amounts of dirt to clean up areas contaminated by the world's worst nuclear disaster in 25 years, a Japanese research institu

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Nasa's Juno probe sets sail for Jupiter

An unmanned rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday, sending a robotic scout on its way to Jupiter to gather details about how the solar system formed. The Atlas 5 rocket carrying Nasa's Juno spacecraft lifted of

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Japan food imports ‘safe’

The Japanese Embassy in Bahrain has assured authorities that no contaminated food was exported to foreign countries. Embassy second secretary Eiichi Sone said Bahrain authorities continued to monitor Japanese imported products due to

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Bahrain issues health alert on Japanese goods

Bahrain has taken steps to protect people from any potential health hazard following reports that some food products, electronic goods and cars, among other items, imported from Japan contain radiation levels harmful to humans. The Health

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