Radioactive waste: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Radioactive Pollution

In light of the debate surrounding the proper method for disposing radioactive water from Fukushima site, the effect of atomic bomb testing and radioactive wastes’ dumping on the oceans’ health is being discussed. Bomb Testing The extensive testing of atom bombs in marine areas in the past is one of the reasons for the high ..

Fukushima Radioactive Wastes

Japan is to release 1.2 million litres of cooling water contaminated with radioactive wastes into the ocean off the coast of Fukushima. Fukushima Accident The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident took place in March 2011 in Japan. It was triggered by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. It is one of the most significant nuclear accidents since ..

US Nuclear waste dump plant marks 20 years

With tons of cold war era nuclear waste and decades of bomb making, US started this undergroung nuclear waste isolation program. The program has now successfully proved that radioactive waste could be safely disposed deep underground rendering less threat to the environment. However there had been minor accidents in the plant. A radiation leak in ..