Tag Archives: Radiation

Lawmakers propose bill to study, share potential health risks of Wi-Fi radiation for kids at schools

Kids use Wi-Fi all the time for their studies, but does that constantly expose them to electromagnetic radiation? That a question some lawmakers want to find out and was the center of a hearing in Salem on Wednesday. Source: Lawmakers propose bill to study, share potential health risks of Wi-Fi radiation for kids at schools […]
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Oregon bill targets potential health risks of electronics

A bill introduced in the Oregon Senate would require the Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority to review studies on the potential health risks of exposure to radiation from electronic devices in classrooms. SB 283 focuses on microwave radiation emitted from electronic devices like Wi-Fi routers, computers and cellphones. Source: Oregon bill targets […]
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How safe is microwave technology? 

Oregon is facing an unprecedented environmental challenge: wireless technology. Our cellphones, towers, “smart” meters, security systems, routers, etc. expose us to microwave radiation that is billions of times stronger than that which occurs in nature. The wireless industry assures us this technology is safe, but is it? Source: How safe is microwave technology? | Mail […]
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Nuclear cleanup tests Rick Perry, as administration presses for budget cuts

Almost three decades after the Department of Energy began its cleanup of the Hanford nuclear complex, the more than 500-square-mile site in central Washington state remains highly radioactive and off limits to the public, a relic of Cold War-era plutonium production for nuclear warheads. Now, Energy Secretary Rick Perry is looking to make his mark […]
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US Energy Department To Investigate Contamination Spread At Hanford 

The U.S. Department of Energy is launching a federal investigation into a demolition site at the Hanford nuclear reservation where radioactive waste has been spreading in unexplained ways. Source: US Energy Department To Investigate Contamination Spread At Hanford . News | OPB

US Energy Department To Investigate Contamination Spread At Hanford

The U.S. Department of Energy is launching a federal investigation into a demolition site at the Hanford nuclear reservation where radioactive waste has been spreading in unexplained ways. Source: US Energy Department To Investigate Contamination Spread At Hanford . News | OPB

Report says radioactive monitors failed at Hanford nuclear plant

A new report says mistakes and mismanagement are to blame for the exposure of workers to radioactive particles at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state. Contractor CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. on Thursday released its evaluation of what went wrong in December during demolition of the nuclear reservation’s highly contaminated Plutonium Finishing Plant. Source: […]
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Nelson: Cellphone studies unlikely to quiet critics

There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about overuse of cellphones: traffic collisions from distracted driving, the rudeness of carrying on private conversations in public places, and for smartphone addicts, social isolation from other human beings. But cancer isn’t one of them. Source: Nelson: Cellphone studies unlikely to quiet critics

Low Levels Of Airborne Contamination Escaping Demolition Area At Hanford

Top state health officials are concerned that radioactive waste in the air is spreading around the Hanford site in southeast Washington. It’s mostly from that same demolition site that’s contaminated two workers, dozens of vehicles and closed down nearby offices. Both state and federal officials are monitoring the air around the Plutonium Finishing Plant with metal […]
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Official says more Hanford nuke mishaps likely

Back-to-back emergency evacuations because aging infrastructure is breaking down. Future accidental radiation releases at the largest U.S. site of waste from nuclear weapons production are likely following back-to-back emergency evacuations of workers in May and June because aging infrastructure is breaking down, the top Energy Department official at the site told The Associated Press. Source: […]
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