US, New Mexico ink $74 million in settlements over nuclear radiation leak

US, New Mexico ink $74 million in settlements over nuclear radiation leak Published January 22, 2016 by Associated Press New Mexico and the U.S. Department of Energy inked $74 million in settlements over dozens of permit violations stemming from a radiation leak that forced the closure of the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository. The […]

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Qal-Tek Reports Great Growth in 2015

  Qal-Tek had a great year in 2015, showing its best year in its 18 year history. QTA ended the 2015 year with nearly 20% growth over 2014. Travis Snowder, President and CEO states, “This year is the combined results of our entire staff working towards a unified goal”. Qal-Tek showed marked growth in nearly […]

January is Radon Month

January is Radon Action Month by Jon Kelvey Contact Reporter-Carroll County Times January is Radon Action Month, as promoted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a campaign to encourage homeowners to take steps to ensure they are not being exposed to the radioactive gas, which can cause lung cancer. A test that is available at […]

Can we protect astronauts from radiation?

Can we protect astronauts from radiation? Magnetic force fields may be the secret to deep space exploration. Space travel comes with many risks, and as astronauts prepare for longer journeys deeper into our solar system, those risks will only grow. A European partnership seeks to mitigate one of the most harmful: cancer-causing radiation. The European […]

Atomic Bomb Measurement from Sea Turtle Shells

Atomic bomb radiation in sea turtles’ shells helps scientists figure out their age by Brett Smith The atomic bomb may be mankind’s worst-ever invention, but the instrument of destruction does have a tiny consolation for biologists: The bomb’s radiation offers is a trustworthy way to approximate the age, rate of growth, and reproductive maturity of […]