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Radiation Levels Spiking at Fukushima

By at April 28, 2011 | 12:05 pm | 1 Comments

Radiation Levels Spiking at Fukushima

A new mystery at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Plant after a pair of robots returned data showing elevated levels of radiation in the building that houses reactor No. 1.

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Three Mile Island, 32 years of Uneasiness

By at March 28, 2011 | 6:42 pm | 0 Comment

Three Mile Island, 32 years of Uneasiness

Human mistakes, mechanical imperfections, and confusion led to the worst nuclear accident in the United States. The crisis unfolded when a valve malfunctioned, releasing radioactive gases, which was later followed by, with the blessing of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the dumping of some 40,000 gallons of radioactive waste into the Susquehanna River.

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Japan’s Race to Cool Nuclear Fuel Rods

By at March 14, 2011 | 4:09 pm | 0 Comment

Japan’s Race to Cool Nuclear Fuel Rods

In what can truly be described as an all out effort, scientists and engineers in Japan are in a mad-dash to cool down fuel rods at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. An effort that started a couple of days ago was further complicated by a second explosion on Monday destroying an outer building to what is known as unit 3. 11 people were injured in that blast.

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