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Previous nuclear incidents and accidents: COSMOS 954

Sep 3, 2019 ... Great Slave Lake into northern Alberta and Saskatchewan. The clean-up operation was a coordinated event between the United States and Canada. Dubbed "Operation Morning Light", the clean-up effort continued into October 1978 and resulted, according to the Atomic Energy Control Board (now the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission), in the estimated recovery of about

Previous nuclear incidents and accidents: Three Mile Island

Sep 3, 2019 ...Previous nuclear incidents and accidents: Three Mile Island Fukushima Chernobyl Three Mile Island COSMOS 954 On 28 March 1979, there was an accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power station near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. There were no injuries or adverse health effects to the public from this accident. Although some radioactive gas was released

X-rays: Medical radiation

Sep 3, 2019 ...Medical X-rays Diagnostic x-rays are sometimes needed to provide a doctor with important information about a medical condition. Like many medical tests, x-rays have risks as well as benefits. Your doctor is trained to determine whether the benefits of an x-ray outweigh the risks. The risk of not having a needed x-ray can be much greater than the risk from

Radiation from air travel

Sep 3, 2019 ...Radiation from air travel Cosmic radiation consists of energetic charged particles, such as protons and Helium ions, moving through space. They originate from events beyond our solar system and from the sun. By the time cosmic radiation reaches the ground its intensity has been considerably reduced. On this page: Health risks Health risks for unborn child

Previous nuclear incidents and accidents: Chernobyl

Sep 3, 2019 ...On 26 April 1986 the world's most severe nuclear reactor accident occurred in Chernobyl, Ukraine (at that time part of the Soviet Union).

Noise (acoustical) radiation

Sep 5, 2019 ...Noise (acoustical) radiation Noise can be defined as any unwanted sound. Sources of noise include aircraft, road vehicles, rail cars, construction and landscaping equipment, home and car stereo systems, household appliances, and power tools. On this page: Health risks Sources Protect your hearing More information Health risks Depending on the sound level

Sources and types of radiation

Sep 3, 2019 ...Explains sources of radiation, and ionizing and non-ionizing types of radiation.

Environmental radiation

Sep 3, 2019 ...Environmental radiation comes from the sky, the earth, and the air we breathe and can be categorized as natural or artificial.

Canadian radiation monitoring programs

Sep 5, 2019 ...Radiation measurement Radiation is a part of Canada's environment. We have several measurement programs in place to protect the health of Canadians by continually monitoring radiation levels nationwide. On this page: Fixed Point Surveillance Network Canadian Radiological Monitoring Network Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Monitoring Network Fixed Point

Compact flourescent lamps: Everyday things that emit radiation

Sep 3, 2019 ...Compact flourescent lamps More and more Canadians are replacing regular incandescent light bulbs with more energy-efficient products, such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). On this page: About compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) Radiation emitted by CFLs Mercury in CFLs Health Risks Safe handling of CFLs How to safely clean up a broken CFL Government

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