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Radiation Protection News

UK Radiation Protection News Archive

This news portal is maintained for both those actively involved in radiation safety and those with statutory responsibilities for ensuring high standards of protection. Such positions include radiation workers, RPSs, RPAs, company safety officers, and corporate management to director level.

The archive provides a quick reference for all topical issues and enforcement actions concerning ionising radiations and their associated hazards.

Sellafield link to radiation found in marine mammals
The Times - 09 October 2017

HSE Radiation Protection News
Health and Safety Executive - - - - - - - - 01 January 2017

Sellafield accident 'would not cause Irish evacuations'
BBC News - 08 December 2016

Radiation rise detected near Chapelcross nuclear site
BBC News - 28 October 2016

Cancer clusters at nuclear sites 'not linked to radiation'
BBC News - 30 September 2016

Radioactive material flown from Scotland to USA
BBC News - 19 September 2016

Ukraine marks 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster
BBC News - 26 April 2016

Has Fukushima's radiation threat been exaggerated?
BBC News - 10 March 2016

Radioactivity around Fukushima nuclear plant down 65 percent since 2011
PrepSure - 04 February 2016

Litvinenko killers left trail of radiation after visit to British embassy
The Telegraph - 23 January 2016

Borehole disposal for sealed sources
Nuclear Engineering Intnl - 18 January 2016

Japan to pay Fukushima worker cancer compensation
BBC News - 20 October 2015

UK radioactive waste disposal site search continues despite opposition
The Guardian - 17 August 2015

Radioactive city: how Johannesburg’s townships are paying for its mining past
The Guardian - 05 July 2015

New law means radioactive waste dumps can be built without planning permission.
The Independent - 07 April 2015

Radioactive body of ex-Russian spy was ‘most dangerous’ autopsy ever.
New York Post - 28 January 2015

Radiation Danger? Kids May Get Unneeded X-Rays
NBC News - 03 December 2014

Shocking extent of radioactive waste dumped in Scottish seas
The Courier - 10 November 2014

Rolls Royce fined for loss of radioactive source
HSE - 29 September 2014

The Biggest Threat Dirty Bombs Pose is Panic
Forbes - 11 September 2014

Kazakhstan authorities on high alert after radioactive container goes missing
The Guardian - 02 September 2014

Isle of Man food radioactivity 'barely detectable'
BBC News - 09 July 2014

Dalgety Bay radiation: Report criticises lack of records of contaminated land
BBC News - 19 May 2014

Everest cosmic radiation levels 'significant'
BBC News - 30 April 2014

Sellafield sends 'largest' waste shipment to Japan
BBC News - 23 April 2014

UN reports on Fukushima radiation
World Nuclear News - 02 April 2014

Rolls-Royce company in court over 'radioactive risk'
BBC News - 04 February 2014

Dockyard workers get accidental radiation dose
BBC News - 05 January 2014

Mexican authorities find stolen truck containing radioactive material
The Guardian - 05 December 2013

Swiss scientists confirm polonium in Yasser Arafat remains
BBC News - 07 November 2013

Japan launches anti-radiation underwear after Fukushima crisis
The Telegraph - 18 October 2013

Radiation makes Mars mission unlikely
USA Today - 22 September 2013

Radioactive waste site plan at King's Cliffe backed
BBC News - 11 July 2013

Sellafield fined £700,000 for sending radioactive waste to landfill
The Guardian - 14 June 2013

Nuclear fears in Europe after unshielded radioactive material is found
The Express - 09 May 2013

Radioactive canister stolen in Bacup found in Rochdale
BBC News - 14 March 2013

Radioactive material stolen from van in Lancashire
The Guardian - 18 February 2013

Fish caught near crippled Japanese N-plant with 2,500 times the legal limit of radioactivity for human consumption
Mail Online - 21 January 2013

Manchester University deaths 'not linked to radiation'
BBC News - 10 January 2013

Warning over Sellafield waste plans
The Telegraph - 07 November 2012

Halliburton finds lost radioactive rod in Texas
The Guardian - 08 October 2012

Mars rover checks for radiation
BBC News - 09 August 2012

Radioactive particle found on beach at Dalgety Bay
Scottish Daily Record - 12 June 2012

Radioactive dump plans for west Cumbria rejected
BBC News - 09 May 2012

Fukushima reports high radiation levels
The Telegraph - 09 April 2012

'Most radioactive' particle found on beach near Dounreay
BBC Scotland - 20 February 2012

High radiation puts child X-ray patients at risk
The Independent - 03 January 2012

MoD reveals 15 radioactive UK sites
The Guardian - 20 December 2011

Radioactive beach faces closure
The Independent - 10 November 2011

'Minor' radioactive leak at Dounreay nuclear plant
BBC News - 08 October 2011

Radioactive cesium from Fukushima on tour of Pacific Ocean
The Telegraph - 15 September 2011

Japanese scientists attempt to breed radiation resistant rice
The Telegraph - 23 August 2011

Plans for UK's 'legacy' of nuclear waste unveiled
The Guardian - 29 June 2011

Chernobyl 25 years on: learning the lessons of nuclear disaster
The Telegraph - 26 April 2011

Japan nuclear crisis 'over in nine months'
BBC News - 17 April 2011

Managing water is Fukushima priority
BBC News - 04 April 2011

Japan reactor - fears of partial meltdown
City A.M. - 28 March 2011

Japan earthquake: desperate race to cool atomic reactor before radioactive leak or worse
The Telegraph - 14 March 2011

Killer gas puts 200,000 homes at risk of lung cancer, government warns.
The Telegraph - 09 March 2011

X-ray rise hikes radiation exposure
The Press Association - 04 January 2011

Schlumberger fined £300,000 over North Sea radiation
BBC News - 06 December 2010

Kings Cliffe radioactive waste enquiry closes
BBC News - 25 November 2010

Radiation may be a greater cancer risk for adults..
Time.com - 25 October 2010

Low Sellafield radiation levels in Manx seafood
BBC News Channel - 24 September 2010

High radiation raises risk of second cancer: study
Reuters - 15 September 2010

Radman qualifies as Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (Class 7)
Radman Associates - 01 August 2010

New Radioactive Storage Facility Opens
Whitehaven News - 29 July 2010

Radiation death exposes India's lax waste disposal
AFP News - 10 May 2010

Radioactive waste from Sellafield dumped in landfill
BBC News Channel - 27 April 2010

Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010
Effective from 6th April - 01 April 2010

Assessment of comparative radiation doses from the use of Rapiscan X-ray body scanner
Dept for Transport - 15 March 2010

Radioactivity scare closes school
The Scotsman - 10 March 2010

Gulls contaminated with radiation culled at Sellafield
BBC News Channel - 25 February 2010

Britain waves farewell to radioactive waste from abroad
Times online - 21 January 2010

Radiation risk low with whole-body airport scanners
Reuters - 06 January 2010

Experts Say Radiation Fears From Full-Body Scans Unfounded
ABC News - 04 January 2010

Radiation fears for flight passengers passing through lightning storms
Daily Mail Online - 14 December 2009

Landfill sites may be used to dump radioactive waste
The Guardian - 19 October 2009

Manchester University deaths not linked to Rutherford radiation
Guardian.co.uk - 30 September 2009

Row over disposing of old nuclear subs
The Observer - 13 September 2009

Reducing nuclear waste - pernicious pellets
Economist.com - 27 May 2009

Nuclear bomb tests help to identify fake whisky
Telegraph.co.uk - 08 May 2009

Chinese 'find' radioactive ball
BBC News - 27 March 2009

Radiation Exposure during Scans, a Problem Nowadays?
eNews - 05 March 2009

Nuclear power station had 14-year radioactive leak
Telegraph.co.uk - 17 February 2009

Radiotherapy overexposures at French Hospital - Cancer patients' battle for justice
BBC News - 18 October 2007

New Regulations for The Carriage of Dangerous Goods on UK Public Roads
Radman RPS Update - 01 July 2007

Who else was poisoned by Polonium?
Guardian.co.uk - 05 June 2007

Tobacco's radiation dose far higher than leaves at Chernobyl
NewScientist.com - 02 June 2007

120 Test Positive in Poison Probe
BBC News - 11 January 2007

What is polonium-210?
BBC News - 30 November 2006

Study finds UK radioactivity levels below EU limit
Food Production Daily - 24 October 2006

Could a body MOT save your life?
Telegraph.co.uk - 25 September 2006

Accidents And Incidents Involving The Transport Of Radioactive Materials In The UK
Medical News Today - 09 July 2006

Mobile radiation excites the brain
The Register - 26 June 2006

Radioactive lorry leak firm fined
BBC News - 20 February 2006

Radioactive Leak Shuts Down UK Nuclear Reprocessing Plant
Environment News Service - 14 May 2005

UK's nuclear waste to be buried
New Scientist - 09 April 2005

Radioactive waste plans unveiled
New Scientist - 09 April 2005

Youth charged over iodine theft
BBC News - 12 March 2005

Privatising nuclear clean-up risks public safety
New Scientist - 19 February 2005

Nigeria Recovers Stolen Radioactive Materials
Free Internet Press - 05 December 2004

Risks from low-level radiation reassessed
New Scientist - 20 October 2004

New radioactivity limit could sink shellfish
New Scientist - 12 October 2004

Pilot study success in protecting against high-dose radiation exposure
Hollin-Eden Pharmaceuticals - 27 September 2004

The Justification of Practices Involving Ionising Radiations Regulations 2004 [SI No. 1769]
Radman RPS Update - 14 September 2004

Best practicable means applied to radioactive waste
Radman RPS Update - 10 September 2004

Low level radiation 'no danger'
BBC News - 20 August 2004

Nuclear Jet Crash Could Kill Millions ..
New Scientist - 31 May 2004