In California, home to two seaside nuclear plants located close to earthquake fault lines, federal officials said four of the 11 stationary monitors were offline for repairs or maintenance last week.
State lawmakers sought answers at a hearing Monday in Sacramento. They also heard about tsunami damage in California from the March 11 earthquake off Japan’s coast.
The first radioactive fallout from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant reached California early Friday, but the readings indicate levels far below those that could endanger people.
While state and federal health officials are downplaying the risk of nuclear radiation from Japan, the EPA is deploying more electronic radiation monitors.
It has become one of the biggest concerns as a nuclear crisis continues in Japan. Marjorie in Berkeley asked this Good Question: Exactly what is a nuclear meltdown? What are the long-term effects?
The intensifying nuclear crisis in Japan is raising anxieties on both sides of the Pacific over the potential impacts of radiation exposure.
Japan’s nuclear crisis is spiking demand in the Bay Area and much of the West Coast for a cheap drug that can protect against one type of radiation damage—even though the risk is only in Japan.
Operators at California’s two nuclear plants say their facilities can withstand a higher magnitude earthquake than scientists predict could ever strike the plants.
VIENNA (AP) _ In an unusually blunt warning, the U.N. atomic agency said Monday that its monitoring of Iran’s nuclear activities is being hampered because Tehran objects to giving some agency inspectors access to its […]