• Fukushima Daiichi Plant Tritiated Water Ocean Discharge

    Fukushima Daiichi Plant Tritiated Water Ocean Discharge

     Low-level Tritium In Water Monitors

    The Fukushima Daiichi plant began the controversial discharge of treated and diluted wastewater into the Pacific Ocean on Aug. 24, and the first release has been completed. Such discharge will continue for an estimated 40 years as part of the plant’s decommissioning. This release is being strongly protested due to anticipated environmental impacts.


    The Fukushima release of tritiated water into the ocean is by guidelines from the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). The large volume of water containing small amounts of Tritium makes recovery of Tritium by the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) not technically possible.

    Tritium is very hard to detect in water at the best of times—the low volume of Tritium in such a large volume of water to be released compounds the problem. The release of Fukushima-treated recovery water by the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) will be discharged into the ocean subject to domestic regulatory controls and oversight by the IAEA.

    Many radioactive nuclides from the Fukushima plant are in the environment in addition to Tritium in water. These radioactive contaminants may be found in the soil, plants, and food on land and sea. This level of hazard to the environment and population requires detection and attention once detected.

    Technical Associates provides susceptible portable and inline Tritium detection and monitoring instruments for low Tritium rates in water, such as the Fukushima discharge. With such detection and monitoring, adjacent countries to the ocean discharge by Japan and Japan itself can take cautionary action. Measurement of tritiated water and any additional radionuclides in plants, soil, and food in the affected environment is possible with instruments from Technical Associates.


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    Investors may find additional information regarding US Nuclear Corp. at the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov.

    CONTACT: US Nuclear Corp. (UCLE)
    Robert I. Goldstein, President, CEO, and Chairman
    Rachel Boulds, Chief Financial Officer
    (818) 883 7043
    Email: info@usnuclearcorp.com

    Reprinted with permission from US Nuclear Corp

  • PFAS Chemicals and New Detection Technology

    PFAS Chemicals and New Detection Technology

    Until now, there has not been a real-time detector for air or waterborne PFAS chemicals. Technical Associates, the design and manufacturing division of US Nuclear Corp, introduces new technology to the market for determining PFAS chemicals in air or water.

    PFAS Chemicals and New Detection TechnologyPFAS chemicals are the ‘forever’ chemicals often in the news. Detection of PFAS chemicals is challenging and has been typically an expensive and laboratory-intensive process. Federal regulations are being reviewed and implemented, such as the elimination of PFAS in firefighting foam.

    PFAS chemicals are frequently used in manufacturing many standard products; often, PFAS chemicals are in the products themselves. Some of these PFAS-containing products are: cleaning products; rain gear: umbrellas, raincoats, boots, gloves, etc.; nonstick cookware; paints, varnishes, and sealants; personal care products like shampoo or floss, cosmetics like nail polish and eye makeup; contact lenses, to name but a few.

    The Technical Associates models PFAS-TA-F and PFAS-TA-L have user-friendly features. As a portable laboratory, fast measurement takes less than 5 minutes, and the typical delay in waiting days or weeks for a report from a laboratory is avoided. With its computer and software, the PFAS-TA-F is field-ready, and on-the-spot measurement is a simple task. Typical PFAS testing requires filling and labeling multiple sample bottles sent to a lab for testing. This labor-intensive process and subsequently expensive testing are no longer needed with the PFAS-TA-F; worry a lab tech may switch or lose your samples is thus avoided. The PFAS-TA-L can be used in a lab and connected to the laboratory computer or ordered with its computer as the PFAS-TA-F.

    With the PFAS-TA-L (lab) and the PFAS-TA-F (field) instruments, an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the presence of PFAS chemicals is now available. This is an essential first step in the testing process that has not been previously available. A ‘no’ result avoids an expensive laboratory test only to find no PFAS in the sample tested. A ‘yes’ result alerts the tester to send the sample to a fully equipped lab for quantitative testing.

    Please call 818-883-7043 or email: sales@tech-associates.com with questions or to discuss PFAS. We’re also available to answer questions about our other hard-to-detect air or waterborne contaminant instruments. 

    Published with permission from US Nuclear Corp.



  • Nuclear Medicine

    Nuclear Medicine

    Technical Associates, a division of US Nuclear Corp, provides a full suite of instrumentation for the area, air, and water radiation detection, and monitoring instruments to the medical industry.  Nuclear Medicine utilizes radiopharmaceuticals in treatment, radioisotopes in both treatment and diagnostics, and a combination of several different disciplines using radioactive elements.


  • January is National Radon Action Month

    January is National Radon Action Month

    For two weeks straight, Stanley Watras set off the radiation alarms as he entered his workplace at the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant in Pennsylvania. Authorities at the plant were stunned to learn that the source of the radiation was astoundingly high levels of radon gas in the basement of the Watras family home and not from the nuclear plant itself. That was in 1984.


  • Aerial Radiation Detection

    Aerial Radiation Detection

    In this time of multiple threats to our security: dirty bombs; cyber; shooters in public places; homemade bombs; misinformation; etc. we feel extremely vulnerable; perhaps more vulnerable than ever before.

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