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Japanese Nuclear Power Plant Will Pull the Plug

By at May 9, 2011 | 3:10 pm | 0 Comment

Japanese Nuclear Power Plant Will Pull the Plug

Owners of the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant have agreed temporarily to suspend operating three nuclear reactors. The announcement comes a few days after Prime Minister Naoto Kan suggested such a move because of the particular risk that Hamaoka poses.

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Japan’s Prime Minister tells Nuclear Operator to Stop Operating

By at May 6, 2011 | 2:06 pm | 1,158 Comments

Japan’s Prime Minister tells Nuclear Operator to Stop Operating

Japan’s embattled Prime Minister Naoto Kan ordered the Hamaoka Nuclear Palnt to temporarily cease operation. Kan has grown overly concerned that another powerful earthquake could set off yet a second nuclear crisis in his country.

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Filling space and time means nothing more about the Nuclear Crisis in Japan

By at May 4, 2011 | 3:25 pm | 915 Comments

Filling space and time means nothing more about the Nuclear Crisis in Japan

Japan has taken a beating in so many ways since March. Sadly it has cost that great country too many lives, too much hardship, too much emotional strain, too much inner turmoil, and it’s all wrapped around a severe nuclear crisis.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 4, 2011 | 11:05 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; new details are emerging about that raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound. In Pennsylvania, the judicial court system is still mum about a judge that should have retired last year. A joint investigation by RTC and Democracy Rising found that Stephen J McEwen, a superior court judge, should have retired last year. And in Japan, when less is more – Japanese authorities say they will provide fewer briefings, but more information about the nuclear crisis.

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Tokyo Electric’s Bright Idea

By at April 13, 2011 | 2:17 pm | 1 Comments

Tokyo Electric’s Bright Idea

If the circumstances at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant were not so dire, one could have a comedic field day with Tokyo Electric Power Company [TEPCO] latest pronouncement. TEPCO, the operator of Fukushima, says it is formulating a plan to end Japan’s nuclear crisis.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 13, 2011 | 9:06 am | 1,295 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; a new study by a researcher at Cornell University finds that drilling for natural gas does more harm to the environment than mining for coal. Tokyo Electric says it is working on a plan to end the nuclear crisis in Japan, and Pennsylvania could have a new resort casino by tomorrow; at least on paper.

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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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Import Baby, Import!

By at April 4, 2011 | 12:22 pm | 483 Comments

Import Baby, Import!

The energy crisis has not yet overwhelmed us, but it will if we do not act quickly. It’s a problem we will not solve in the next few years, and it’s likely to get progressively worse through the rest of this century. Many of the proposals will be unpopular. Some will cause you to put up with inconveniences and make sacrifices.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 4, 2011 | 9:20 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute, workers at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are intentionally dumping radioactive water into the ocean. Eric Epstein says the U.S. has a looming energy crisis on its hands unless it begins to make immediate and inconvenient changes. A former energy insider stops by with a piece on why he believes nuclear power is still America’s best bet. And, did you get the text? President Barack Obama announcing his re-election bid through a text message.

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Chronology of Health Problems at Three Mile Island

By at March 21, 2011 | 10:07 am | 144 Comments

Chronology of Health Problems at Three Mile Island

To get an indication of what Japan will confront in the aftermath of its nuclear crisis, all one has to do is to read about what occurred in the weeks and months following the disaster at Three Mile Island by clicking on Rock The Capital.

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