NRDC Expert Blog

Public Messaging to Reduce the Impacts of Nuclear Terrorism

The March 11, 2011 Fukushima reactor meltdowns remind us the challenges in radiological emergency preparedness after a nuclear accident. A radiological emergency could also arise from terrorist acts or threats involving radioactive materials.

Citizen Science for Open and Accessible Radiation Data

You might be curious to know why a reported weather data measurement doesn’t seem accurate. One reason is that weather data depends on where the measurement station is located.

Expansion of the National Source Tracking System

In the wake of September 11th attacks, lawmakers and nuclear policy experts raised concerns over the possibility of terrorists using radioactive materials to construct radioactive dispersal devices – to try to harm people, damage cities and cause chaos and panic by blowing up stolen ra

Hold Fast to Linear No-Threshold for Radiation Protection

Linear no-threshold (LNT) is a model used in radiation protection to estimate the cancer risk caused by ionizing radiation.

Regulating Tritium Leaks and Spills

Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. It is continuously released to the environment from both natural and human sources.

Radon and Fracking: A New Study

According to a new study published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the level of Radon in Pennsylvania houses is increasing in areas where hydraulic fracturing is used to produce natural gas from the Marcellus tight shale formation.