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Philadelphia’s Water, What Gives?

By at May 9, 2011 | 11:35 am | 939 Comments

Philadelphia’s Water, What Gives?

The Philadelphia Water Department is still at a loss to find the origin of Radioactive Iodine-131 at a pair of its water treatment plants.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 9, 2011 | 9:37 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Water experts in Philadelphia have been trying to unravel how elevated Radioactive Iodine 131 is making its way into the municipal water system. The source of orgin is not Japan. RTC’s Eric Epstein worked well into the night to compose all the reasons why Osama Bin Laden is still alive, and President Obama says he is not losing any sleep in the wake of bin Laden’s sudden demise.

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Philadelphia’s Funky Water

By at April 12, 2011 | 12:02 pm | 5 Comments

Philadelphia’s Funky Water

Philadelphia has a mystery swirling in some of its drinking water. Elevated levels of Iodine-131 have turned at three locations around the city.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 12, 2011 | 9:50 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; nuclear regulators in Japan raised the emergency level of its nuclear crisis to a 7. The highest number on the international scale. In Philadelphia, water experts are trying to find the source of a common component of nuclear reactors, and in Pennsylvania’s divided House, lawmakers passed a controversial bill severely limiting how much money plaintiffs’ can collect in civil liability suits.

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Is Pennsylvania’s Water out of Reach Of Japan’s Radioactive Crisis

By at March 29, 2011 | 10:49 am | 3 Comments

Is Pennsylvania’s Water out of Reach Of Japan’s Radioactive Crisis

Radioactive water leaking from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ground and Pacific Ocean are cause for concern in Pennsylvania and other states. Governor Tom Corbett says tests confirm that public drinking water is safe. However, low levels of iodine 131 turned up, which is a radioactive byproduct of rainwater. Corbett said, “the bottom line […]

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 29, 2011 | 9:49 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; a grim discovery at the Fukushima nuclear power plant: plutonium is turning up in the soil. That is another strong indicator that the plant has experienced at least a partial melt down of fuel rods. In Pennsylvania and a handful of other states growing concerns that Japan’s nuclear crisis could spill over. Conclusive tests show Iodine 131 in some of Pennsylvania’s waterways. Its a byproduct of rain and nuclear specialists say the level is well below the acceptable rate. Auditor General Jack Wagner wants to hold hearings on what to do with tobacco settlement money. It has always been earmarked for health care, but now Governor Corbett wants to shift how the state spends that cash.

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