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 …

SAFECAST paper included in JRP “most influential research” collection

We’re pleased to announce that our peer-reviewed research paper, “Safecast: successful citizen-science for radiation measurement and communication after Fukushima,” which was published in the prestigious Journal of Radiological Protection in June 2016, has been selected for the journal’s “Highlights of …

7.3 Earthquake off Fukushima

Developing – major earthquake at 05:59 JST this morning (Nov 22, 2016) off Fukushima, residents urged to evacuate and tsunami warnings placed in effect along the Pacific coast, including in Aomore, Iwate, Miyagi, Ibaraki and Chiba prefectures. Tsunami warnings downgraded …

Safecasting abandoned uranium mines

[Note from the editors: Safecast volunteer BergiX has uploaded quite a few interesting logs from former uranium mining sites in Germany and elsewhere. In the process of checking with him about some of the surprisingly high readings he posted before