nuclear radiation http://www.kplu.org en Minute traces of Japan reactor meltdown found in Pacific tuna http://www.kplu.org/post/minute-traces-japan-reactor-meltdown-found-pacific-tuna Researchers with Oregon State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say they’ve detected minute amounts of radioactivity from the Fukushima reactor meltdown in albacore tuna caught along the West Coast. It's not considered a health threat at all.<p>Fisheries researchers in Oregon compared albacore tuna caught before last year's nuclear reactor meltdown in northeast Japan with fresh samples hooked off our coast afterwards, mainly this past summer. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:35:34 +0000 6834 at http://www.kplu.org Minute traces of Japan reactor meltdown found in Pacific tuna Idaho National Lab workers exposed to plutonium http://www.kplu.org/post/idaho-national-lab-workers-exposed-plutonium <p>The Idaho National Lab is monitoring 16 of its workers who were exposed to Plutonium 239. That isotope is used in nuclear weapons.</p><p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:08:42 +0000 Anna King 3167 at http://www.kplu.org Idaho National Lab workers exposed to plutonium Sockeye salmon in Canada to be tested for radiation from Japan http://www.kplu.org/post/sockeye-salmon-canada-be-tested-radiation-japan <p>Sockeye salmon returning to Canada this year will be tested by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for radiation contamination that might be picked up in the North Pacific from Japan&#39;s Fukushima nuclear disaster.</p><p>However, Washington state officials have no plans to test salmon specifically for radiation related to the Japanese disaster because earlier environmental testing showed so few signs of radiation that current levels in fish, if any, would be &quot;undetectable,&quot; a spokesperson for the Department of Health said.</p><p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 20:00:02 +0000 Robin Cedar & Jake Ellison 2463 at http://www.kplu.org Sockeye salmon in Canada to be tested for radiation from Japan Health officials proud of radiation monitors, say radiation is dropping http://www.kplu.org/post/health-officials-proud-radiation-monitors-say-radiation-dropping <p>Even though the damaged nuclear reactors continue to cause problems in Japan, the amount of radiation reaching the Pacific coast is dropping.</p><p>Public health officials say the radiation threat has been more psychological than physical. They&#39;re proud of how they&#39;ve responded to the nuclear power plant crisis in Japan.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:42:38 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 1205 at http://www.kplu.org Health officials proud of radiation monitors, say radiation is dropping Despite scary headlines, local radiation danger is negligible http://www.kplu.org/post/despite-scary-headlines-local-radiation-danger-negligible <p>From Chehalis to Chicago, local health food stores are seeing their stock of potassium iodide pills sell out, as public fear over radiation fallout from Japan&#39;s damaged nuclear plants continues.</p><p>The trouble is <a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/03/15/1585962/radiation-fears-provoke-run-on.html">the fear doesn&#39;t match the risk</a>, say numerous scientists and government officials, both here and across the nation, according to The News Tribune and other reports.</p><p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:19:07 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1011 at http://www.kplu.org Despite scary headlines, local radiation danger is negligible Crisis in Japan could affect Northwest nuclear project http://www.kplu.org/post/crisis-japan-could-affect-northwest-nuclear-project <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-957922.mp3</p><p>The nuclear crisis in Japan could have repercussions for a proposed nuclear enrichment plant in Idaho. A Congressional subcommittee will hear testimony on nuclear safety, just as other countries re-examine their policies on nuclear power.</p><p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:17:56 +0000 Jessica Robinson 1010 at http://www.kplu.org Danger to U.S. considered unlikely from Japanese nuclear crisis http://www.kplu.org/post/danger-us-considered-unlikely-japanese-nuclear-crisis <p>A local expert says danger to the United States is unlikely from the nuclear crisis in Japan, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami. <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110313-702348.html">That&#39;s also being echoed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. </a></p><p> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:09:07 +0000 KPLU News Staff 994 at http://www.kplu.org Danger to U.S. considered unlikely from Japanese nuclear crisis