Minimal blonde mines in Senegal develop extremely high mercury contamination

Minimal blonde mines in Senegal develop extremely high mercury contamination

Top Story A Duke University-led study has found dangerously high levels of mercury and its more toxic chemical cousin, methylmercury, in soils, sediments and rivers near artisanal gold mines in the West African nation of Senegal. Mercury poisoning can cause a wide range of health impacts, including tremors, muscle weakness, vision and hearing impairments, and […]

Russia confirms ‘extremely high’ radiation levels in toxic cloud

Russia confirms ‘extremely high’ radiation levels in toxic cloud

France’s Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) produced this graphic to show where the radiation could have come fromIRSN By New Scientist staff and Press Association Russian authorities have confirmed reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains. The Russian Meteorological Service said it recorded the release of Ruthenium-106 […]