Accident at Hanford

Above: Photo showing the 20ft x 20ft hole which resulted from the collapse of a PUREX storage tunnel at Hanford (Image: Hanford Emergency Information page)

UPDATE, May 15, 2017: A Hanford emergency advisory issued today indicates that things are quieter

Mount Juman forest fire in Namie

UPDATE, May 12, 2017: Namie City government reports that as of 3:05 pm on May 10th, the Mount Juman fire was no longer burning. A city official we contacted by phone said that about 50 hectares had been burned in

Introducing Solarcast

What is SOLARCAST?
Safecast has gained a tremendous amount of experience since starting our citizen-based environmental monitoring program in March, 2011. The learning curve has often been steep, but always rewarding. Conceived and designed primarily by OG Safecaster Ray Ozzie, …

Upcoming events in Hong Kong and Taipei

Safecast has been fortunate to have supporters in several Asian cities who have helped organize events and start volunteer communities. Many of these people have gotten to know each other, and so we’ve launched the Safecast Asia Network initiative to …

25-nation workshop in Trieste

Safecast has just wrapped up an intensive three-week workshop on citizen science for environmental measurement at the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. The ICTP, which was founded in 1964 by the late Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, …

I-131 DETECTED IN EUROPE. WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?

Above: Map showing locations and dates of atmospheric I-131 detections in Europe in early 2017, in µBq/m3 (Source: IRSN)

A routine press release last week regarding the recent detection of radioactive iodine at trace levels in Europe has set off …