Radiation

An active region on the sun erupted with a mid-level flare, an M8.7 class, on Oct. 21, 2014, as seen in the bright light of this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. This image shows extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the hot solar material in the sun's atmosphere. Image Credit: NASA/SDO

Triple Massive Solar Flares Send Streams Of Radiation Toward Earth, Potentially Disrupting Radios And Navigation

A series of three massive solar flares over the past week has bathed Earth in higher than normal amounts of radiation, with the potential to temporarily black out radio communication and navigational equipment if the sun was hitting that part of the planet.

10/22/2014

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Navy Tests Will Determine If Radiation Is Lurking In The Soil On Treasure Island

For years, people living on Treasure Island have been concerned the ground beneath their feet is radioactive and dangerous. A final test slated for this summer doesn’t make some residents feel any more at ease.

05/31/2014

Noah Shin has neuroblastoma, a rare cancer of the developing nerve cells. He is undergoing radiation treatment at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. (CBS)

UCSF Children’s Hospital Doctors Turn 3-Year-Old Boy Radioactive To Treat Deadly Neuroblastoma

A San Jose boy named Noah is at his home with his family in San Jose, after doctors turned him radioactive. It sounds like science fiction, but this special treatment may be the only thing saving his life.

05/01/2014

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

UC Berkeley Researchers Study Kelp For Possible Radiation From Japan Fukushima Plant

The project “Kelp Watch 2014″ hopes to determine the extent of radioactive contamination of the state’s kelp forest from the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011.

02/06/2014

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

Internet Postings Stoke Bay Area Fears Of Nuclear Radiation Fallout From Japan Fukushima Disaster

The fears of fallout from the Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plan disaster are spiraling on the Internet and in the Bay Area.

01/31/2014

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

Video Sparks Japan Radiation Fears At Bay Area Beach

Health officials are investigating radiation levels along the San Mateo County coast after a video surfaced online showing Geiger counter readings five times higher than normal at a Pacifica Beach.

01/06/2014

Blair Landfill in Richmond. (CBS)

State Finds Radioactive Waste In Richmond Landfill

Experts with the state have found radioactive waste inside a Richmond landfill near a popular trail. Residents who live nearby told KPIX 5 that the state is not doing enough to fix the problem.

11/22/2013

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is seen from the beach along San Onofre State Beach on March 15, 2012 south of San Clemente, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Sen. Boxer Wants Probe Of San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

California Sen. Barbara Boxer wants the Justice Department to investigate if the operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant intentionally misled federal regulators.

05/28/2013

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San Francisco Gives Up Battle For Cell Phone Radiation Labels

San Francisco appears to be giving up its battle for an ordinance that would require retailers to warn customers about cellphone radiation and its health effects.

05/08/2013

(Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Supes Faced With Tough Decision Over Fate Of Cell Phone Disclosure Law

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is poised Tuesday to make a decision about its ongoing defense of the city’s cell phone disclosure law.

05/07/2013

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