Radiation Accidents

This category covers nuclear power accidents such as Chernobyl or Fukushima; criticality accidents; and radiation releases to the environment. The current condition of locations and products impacted by radiation are also included here.

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Questions Answered by HPS Experts

The following health physics questions have been answered by an expert and approved by our editors for inclusion in our "Ask the Experts" feature. Click on the question to see the answer.

Questions in this Category Are in the Following Subcategories:
  •  Fukushima
  •  Miscellaneous
Q9669   –   Are plutonium measurements being made at Daiichi and what bio-impact is plutonium having?”
Q9713   –   Radioactivity in seaweed
Q9935   –   Is traveling to Osaka, Japan safe?
Q9974   –   Is it appropriate to use these instruments for measurements in Japan?
Q9993   –   Radioactivity on cars from Japan?
Q10093   –   Safety of products from Japan
Q10792   –   Detector for measuring contamination on used cars from Japan
Q10907   –   Safety of tea and pottery from Japan
Q11250   –   Don't worry about products exported from Japan
Q7000   –   Expiration date of potassium iodide (KI)
Q7799   –   Magic pill to prevent radiation effects
Q8964   –   Three Mile Island and thyroid cancer
Q12007   –   Can a handheld detector detect a nuclear accident?
Q13056   –   Russian nuclear incident