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No Ocean-Borne Radiation from Fukushima Detected on West Coast Shoreline

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

Professor Kai Vetter and Keenan Thomas along with Professor Steven Manley from California State University, Long Beach and Mark Bandstra and Al Smith from Berkeley Lab have published the first results of Kelp Watch 2014. No radioactivity that could be associated with the releases in Fukushima about three years ago was detected.  


Request for White Papers

Tuesday, May 6th 2014

The FESAC Strategic Planning Panel invites all members of the fusion-research and plasma-science communities to submit a white paper expressing a particular scientific topic’s status and priorities, as updated from the 2007 Greenwald’s FESAC panel report on Priorities, Gaps, and Opportunities, and a separate white paper expressing that topic's associated initiatives, i.e., new and exciting topic sub-elements of a given program element.


Prof. Norman's Cal Day Talk Available for Download

Thursday, Apr 17th 2014

Prof. Eric Norman's very popular presentation on Cal Day 2014, "Is Radioactivity from Fukushima a Problem for the US?" is now available for download.  The presentation in PDF format can be downloaded following the link below.


Six NE Students Win Awards at ANS Student Conference

Wednesday, Apr 9th 2014

The 2014 ANS Student Conference, hosted by the Pennsylvania State University, took place on April 3 - 6 at University Park, PA.  Six Berkeley NE students were awarded at the Conference.  


New Berkeley Airborne Radioactivity Monitor System is Online!

Wednesday, Apr 2nd 2014

The Berkeley Radwatch team has installed a new system that allows us to see natural airborne radioactivity, in (almost) real time. This system is unique world-wide as it is not only based on a high-resolution and highly sensitive gamma-ray detector which collects data continuously but makes the data available to the public on an hourly basis.