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Tritium levels no threat to our drinking water, by Dr. David Roelant

Tritium levels no threat to our drinking water, by Dr. David Roelant

By Dr.  David Roelant Much has been written about radioactive tritium near nuclear facilities across the country. As a university researcher with expertise in radiation protection and safety, I often see information and opinions that use language to create a sense of fear in the public. My hope here is to offer a response that is more objective from a safety and risk perspective. Tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, is…

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The Expanding Niche in Nuclear Plant Deactivation

The Expanding Niche in Nuclear Plant Deactivation

By Joseph Sinicrope, Peggy Shoffner, Edward Walker and Leonel Lagos Nuclear power plants are being closed at a growing rate. Standardized testing and performance metrics for their deactivation and decommissioning will help ensure public safety. Read article: The Expanding Niche in Nuclear Plant Deactivation    

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Highlight for the new FIU Nuclear Fellowships Program

Highlight for the new FIU Nuclear Fellowships Program

Florida International University has a long history of nuclear research and has been developing a new Masters in Applied Radiological Science (MARS) degree program.  On June 23rd the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced that it had awarded a new grant entitled, “FIU Nuclear Fellowship Program.” This is the 3rd grant awarded to FIU in the past 2 years by the NRC to support this vision.  Dr. Konstantinos Kavallieratos from…

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