PLYMOUTH — Four times a year, the Taunton Emergency Management Agency trains about 200 volunteers how to handle people fleeing a potential disaster at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth. Volunteers learn how to run equipment to check people for radioactive contamination, direct them to showers, dispose of their clothing, get them into white paper suits and give them potassium iodide – scenes being played out for real every day with the failure of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant in Japan.…Keep reading →
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PLYMOUTH — The levels of groundwater contamination from a radioactive isotope have plunged at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in recent weeks, but the plant’s operators don’t seem to be much closer to figuring out the source of the problem.
Despite the sharp decline, representatives for the Plymouth plant and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it’s far too early to know if the problem has gone away.…Keep reading →
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 1181, Published in 2009
This is a collection of papers translated from the Russian with some revised and updated contributions. Written by leading authorities from Eastern Europe, the volume outlines the history of the health and environmental consequences of the Chernobyl disaster.…Keep reading →