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    Passport Systems News Links - 22 Jan 2019

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:32:00           

    Natural Radioactivity in Food: Experts Discuss Harmonizing International Standards
    "All foods contain natural radionuclides, which are transferred from the soil to the crops on land and from water to fish in rivers, lakes and the sea. Levels of natural radionuclides in food and drinking water are generally very low and safe for human consumption. However, they can vary considerably depending on local geology, climate and agricultural practices."
    Read more @IAEAorg.

    South Carolina's other big nuclear problem

    "The Savannah River Site’s mixed-oxide fuel plant is being mothballed, leaving the national laboratory with 34 metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium, and there’s little hope Congress will soon come up with funding to restart the Yucca Mountain disposal project in Nevada."
    Read more @postandcourier.

    A highly radioactive dumping ground near the Columbia River is clean and returning to nature

    "In the ‘50s large cask trucks, heavily shielded to provide protection against radiation, drove north from near Richland with loads of highly radioactive waste that Hanford officials did not want buried too close to town."
    Read more @TriCityHerald.