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Shake, rattle, and Happy New Year

By at January 3, 2012 | 10:24 am | 4 Comments

Shake, rattle, and Happy New Year

Eighty-two-year-old Charles Kihm said he was making something to eat when he heard a rumble and felt his home shake. He thought a vehicle had run into his abode, The Associated Press reported Sunday. What Kihm felt and heard was a 4.0 earthquake that shook the Youngstown, Ohio area early the morning of New Years […]

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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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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 18, 2011 | 8:30 am | 1,281 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Scott Paterno recalls meeting his off the gridiron hero for the first time. The NRC says two nuclear facilities in Pennsylvania can withstand catastrophic events such as an earthquake, and more rumblings in the Pennsylvania Senate about taxing gas drillers.

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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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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 27, 2011 | 9:41 am | 992 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; The Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission is stacked with folks that contributed to Governor Corbett’s campaign, and many of the members work for companies that were fined last year for environmental violations. In Japan, authorities say they will call in outside experts to assess what went wrong at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, and Pennsylvania’s Senate confirms four more cabinet nominees for Corbett.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 22, 2011 | 10:40 am | 1,332 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of RTC Minute; Philip Gimson can not let go of the tax season and the inequity it brings. In Japan, a plan to build 100,000 temporary homes to ease the burden for most of the folks still living out of shelters, and its Earth Day – so do good for you, and the environment.

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Japan’s Soft Enforcement of its Evacuation Zone

By at April 20, 2011 | 1:37 pm | 34 Comments

Japan’s Soft Enforcement of its Evacuation Zone

Homeowners in Japan are not heading the health risks of excessive radiation, they are frequently observed crossing an evacuation zone around the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear facility, to check on their property and retrieve belongings.

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Radioactive Water is Standing in the way of Resolving Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

By at April 19, 2011 | 3:11 pm | 3 Comments

Radioactive Water is Standing in the way of Resolving Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

Workers at Japan’s heavily damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power are back to pumping out water, and that is a sign of progress. But every restorative step at Fukushima is laden with complexity.

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A plan to end Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

By at April 18, 2011 | 2:15 pm | 1,216 Comments

A plan to end Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

The Tokyo Electric Power Company says it has a plan in hand to end the nuclear crisis at its Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power plant. However, TEPCO said in a news release that it could take up to nine months to stabilize the facility.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 14, 2011 | 8:41 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Pennsylvania’s senate votes to kill a mandatory sprinkler law. Japan’s Emperor Akihito tours devastated towns and villages for the first time since a tsunami and earthquake ripped the Japan’s northern coast apart. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum made an all to predictable announcement , he’s forming a presidential exploratory committee.

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