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Friday, March 18, 2011

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Is Japan reactor crew on suicide mission? (National Geographic) On Tuesday, an apparent crack in one of the nuclear plant’s four compromised reactors likely resulted in “a puff release, perhaps of radioactive steam,” said health physicist Kathryn Higley. “You saw radiation levels around the plant shoot up, although those appeared to have dropped off” soon [...]

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

In Japan, pregnant women have double reason to dodge radiation (TIME) When Kathryn Higley, head of the department of nuclear engineering and radiation health physics at Oregon State University, learned she was pregnant years ago, she immediately informed her supervisor, who outfitted her with a fetal dosimeter, an iPod-sized personal radiation monitoring system, to attach [...]

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Japanese plant poses little threat to U.S., for now (NPR) So far, the radiation released in Japan has not reached high altitudes, said Kathryn Higley, director of the Oregon State University Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics. “In addition, radioactive material is sticky. It has a static charge,” she said, so it will [...]

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Health risk seen as low in Japan nuke scare (Associated Press) Even a meltdown would not necessarily mean medical doom. It depends on how well the containment vessels hold the melted fuel, and how much and what types of radioactive materials get released, radiation experts say. “Right now the data that we’re getting shows that [...]

Monday, March 14, 2011

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Local tsunami expert gets first-hand account of quake (KATU) Oregon State University professor of marine geology, Chris Goldfinger, just happened to be in Tokyo for a conference about tsunamis when the first jolt hit. Science of a tsunami (KVAL) “We should be very concerned about a tsunami in the Pacific Northwest,” said Solomon Yim. “If [...]

 

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