There’s a paradox when it comes to radioactive material and its portrayal to non-specialists; the fact that radiation is easily detected. The quantification of how radioactive a material is, at first glance, appears quite scary, particularly because it’s so unfamiliar to us. What the heck is a Bequerel or a Sievert after all? After Fukushima, […]

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By Annie Dickinson Writing as somebody from outside the world of nuclear research, I (and I’m sure that many others would agree) feel woefully under informed, not only about the risks associated with ionising radiation, but about ionising radiation itself. My knowledge of the subject comes partly from a barely remembered GCSE in physics, but […]

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