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Diamond battery built from nuclear waste lasts for 10,000 years

Scientists have demonstrated a new battery that could simultaneously solve the power issues plaguing modern devices and alleviate the problem of nuclear waste. By placing a diamond inside a radioactive field, the researchers found a current is created.

Dangerous radioactive material goes missing in Iraq

Basra - Iraq has been searching for some "highly dangerous" radioactive material stolen last year, according to an environment ministry document and seven Iraqi officials who fear it could be used as a weapon if acquired by ISIS.

Truck with radioactive material stolen and found in Mexico

Mexico - Last Monday, a truck carrying radioactive medical materials was stolen from a gas station on its way from Tijuana to Mexico City. The truck and most of the material has been recovered.

Russian hoarded radioactive materials to make his friend immortal

Moscow - According to the Russian Interior Ministry, a Russian college professor who was detained for storing 14kg (30 pounds) of radioactive materials in his home explained to the police that he needed the materials to make his friend immortal.

Six nuclear waste tanks leaking in Washington

Richland - Officials have confirmed that six underground tanks at Washington state's Hanford Nuclear Plant are leaking radioactive waste.

Bed, Bath & Beyond recalls metal tissue boxes, may be radioactive

Retailer Bed, Bath & Beyond has announced a voluntary recall after it was discovered some of its metal tissue holder products contained a radioactive substance.

Radioactive cars being sold in Japan

Tokyo - News reports from Japan have revealed that car dealers in the country are selling automobiles that were contaminated by radiation following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that resulted in a series of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Radioactive particles found on beach at Scotland's Dalgety Bay

Dalgety Bay - Environmental officers have sealed off a beach in Fife after more particles of radioactive material turned up. A large particle of contaminated metal was removed on Wednesday and 17 more radioactive particles have been found since.

Fukushima radiation leaks understated, troops search for missing

Tokyo - As Japanese government troops begin searching for missing persons, released information indicates radioactive material leaking into the air from the Daiichi nuclear facility in early April was far greater than what had previously been estimated.

Plutonium detected in soil around Fukushima nuclear power plant

Tokyo - Soil samples taken from five separate locations around the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) nuclear power plant showed the presence of Plutonium, officials confirmed on Monday.

Nissan scanning vehicles made in Japan for radioactive material

Tokyo - Nissan has confirmed the safety of all foreign employees working in Japan and announced that they have implemented a policy of monitoring and testing all vehicles manufactured at plants in the disaster-stricken country for traces of radioactive material.

Lost Radioactive Nugget Found In China

Last week a radioactive nugget was lost in China during the demolition of a cement plant in Tongchuan city in Shaanxi province. The lead ball was found in the mill on Friday.

Three Arrested Attempting To Sell Nuclear Material in Slovakia

Three people have been arrested by police in both Slovakia and Hungary for allegedly trying to sell one kilogram of radioactive material. It’s approximately about a little over two pounds worth.
 

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A police stands guard as an ambulance leaves an area where dangerous radioactive medical material we...
A police stands guard as an ambulance leaves an area where dangerous radioactive medical material were found on a truck, in the town of Hueypoxtla, near Mexico City, December 4, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Henry Romero
Police secure the area after dangerous radioactive medical material were found on a truck in the tow...
Police secure the area after dangerous radioactive medical material were found on a truck in the town of Hueypoxtla, near Mexico City December 4, 2013. Mexican police have found dangerous radioactive medical material stolen by thieves that the United Nations said could provide an ingredient for a "dirty bomb"
With permission by Reuters / Henry Romero

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