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Stories with subject: Nuclear physics
  • Researcher: Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 4:26 am

    TOKYO - A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere, a difference the authors contend undermines the government's position that more cases have been discovered in the area only because of stringent monitoring.

  • Study: Mammals thrive in Chernobyl exclusion zone 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 11:54 am

    MOSCOW - Nearly 30 years after a nuclear reactor caught fire and spewed a lethal cloud of radiation, some species of mammals are thriving in the zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, a new study says.

  • Debate resumes in Las Vegas about Nevada nuclear dump idea story has photos
    Updated: Sep-16-15 1:13 am

    LAS VEGAS - The debate resumed Tuesday in Nevada about the possibility of radioactive contamination of the underground water supply from a proposed national nuclear waste repository in the desert near where nuclear weapons tests were conducted for decades.

  • Regulators halt study of cancer risks at 7 nuclear plants 
    Updated: Sep-09-15 2:42 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Federal regulators are pulling the plug on a five-year study of the risk of cancer in communities around six U.S. nuclear plants and a nuclear fuel site.