radiation

Putin’s Chernobyl: Russian Nuke Monitors Went Dark After Mysterious Missile Explosion

According to international watchdog CTBTO, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, two of Russia’s nuclear monitoring stations went dark two days after a mysterious missile test explosion on August 8 that was originally portrayed as a non-nuclear incident. Adding to the uneasy parallels with the infamous Chernobyl incident, doctors at a Russian hospital complained on Sunday they were not informed that casualties from the explosion had been exposed to radiation.

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Brazil to Sterilize Zika Mosquitoes with Radiation

Brazil has reportedly decided to use the radioactive sterilization of mosquitoes as a means of fighting the Zika virus, with the blessing of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is shipping the necessary irradiator device.

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito larvae are photographed at a laboratory of the Ministry of Health of El Salvador in San Salvador, February 7, 2016. Health authorities continue their efforts to eliminate the mosquito-borne Zika virus, currently of which there is no no cure or vaccine. / AFP / MARVIN RECINOS …

Japan: Amid Population Collapse, Fukushima Families Falling Apart

Given the option of leaving their hometowns or risking radiation poisoning five years ago, families living near the Fukushima radiation disaster are falling apart, facing divorce, suicide, and cancer. The breakdown of Fukushima families comes as Japan faces a dwindling population it continues to struggle to replenish.

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