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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 19, 2011 | 8:30 am | 2 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock the Capital Minute; RTC’s John Messeder follows the tortured trail it takes to assemble a green car. In Japan, Prime Minister Naoto Kan says nuclear regulators need more independence, and starting today, gas drillers in Pennsylvania can no longer dump contaminated water at municipal treatment facilities.

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Japan’s Disaster is Chernobyl Size

By at April 12, 2011 | 10:59 am | 1 Comments

Japan’s Disaster is Chernobyl Size

The announcement came less than 24 hours after Japan told people living up to 20 miles from the facility to evacuate. The rating puts Japan’s crisis on an even footing with the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. Still authorities in Japan downplayed it, saying damage caused by Chernobyl far exceeds Fukushima.

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Fukushima Paralyzes Japan’s Fishing Industry

By at April 5, 2011 | 1:05 pm | 120 Comments

Fukushima Paralyzes Japan’s Fishing Industry

With the level of radiation rising in seawater near the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant, the Japanese government is setting safety standards for the consumption of fish. That after finding fish carrying sky high loads of radiation. Tests were conducted on some species recovered about 50 miles from Fukushima, in water that is, if the readings are correct, several million times over Japan’s legal limit.

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The World’s Top Scientists are Sorting out Japan’s Complex Nuclear Nightmare

By at March 31, 2011 | 12:02 pm | 1 Comments

The World’s Top Scientists are Sorting out Japan’s Complex Nuclear Nightmare

Excessive levels of radiation have been found in a village nearly 25 miles away from the chaos that is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

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Range is called on the carpet over fracking contamination in Texas

By at December 10, 2010 | 11:53 am | 2 Comments

Range is called on the carpet over fracking contamination in Texas

(ProPublica) The Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency order Tuesday accusing a natural gas driller of contaminating water supplies in North Texas and giving the company 48 hours to provide potable water to those affected. In a letter sent to the drilling company, Range Resources, [PDF], the agency said it had determined an “imminent and […]

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