Experts say that more than a decade of research — including two new studies out of California, and one on a Texas community — has made it clear that current setback distances, in states where they exist, are inadequate to protect public health. Now, political pressure to push oil and gas wells about half a mile from homes and other buildings is peaking across the country, over industry alarm that such measures could amount to a de facto ban on drilling.
On June 8 approximately 350 Hanford workers were ordered to “take cover” after alarms designed to detect elevated levels of airborne radioactive contamination went off, according to local press reports.
It was quickly determined that radioactive particles had been swept out of a containment zone at the plutonium finishing plant (PFP) demolition site.
First responders, Homeland Security officers and others whose jobs involve safeguarding the public are increasingly arming themselves with radiation detection devices that can help them deal with hazardous materials events or acts of terrorism.
Advanced, real-time, wireless remote monitoring capabilities from the incident zone serves as key factor in selection of MultiRAE over competition
March 25, 2013
RAE Systems, a leading global provider of rapidly deployable, multi-sensor chemical and radiation detection networks for national security and industrial applications, today announced that its MultiRAE Pro portable multi-threat monitors have been adopted by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Emergency Response Team and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue Task Force.
RAE Systems Inc. today announced its latest wireless gas-detection monitoring instruments are now available to first-response organizations participating in the Hazardous Incident Response Equipment (HIRE) agreement.
Most women who are pregnant can keep working during their pregnancy. Some women are able to work right up until they are ready to deliver. Others may need to cut back on their hours or stop working before their due date.