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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 13, 2011 | 10:11 am | 2 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Osama Bin Laden used computer disks to avoid being detected. In Japan, a plan is almost in place to start compensating thousands of people forced to evacuate their homes because of the nuclear disaster, and an off the beaten path to protest Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed massive cuts to education.

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Inadequate Nuclear Reactor Safety in the U.S.

By at May 12, 2011 | 2:57 pm | 1,056 Comments

Inadequate Nuclear Reactor Safety in the U.S.

What is the fallout in the United States from Fukushima? Congressman Edward Markey (D-Mass), a senior member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee wanted to know

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What Will we Learn from Fukushima

By at May 11, 2011 | 2:08 pm | 65 Comments

What Will we Learn from Fukushima

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is set to receive its first monthly briefing on Japan’s nuclear disaster on Thursday. A task force created to examine what went wrong at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant will start the conversation of what the U.S. can do to prevent such a catastrophe.

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Protecting Workers at a Dangerous Nuclear Complex

By at May 10, 2011 | 12:47 pm | 1 Comments

Protecting Workers at a Dangerous Nuclear Complex

Workers trying to restore cooling systems at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant are not making too much progress, not when working conditions mean literally taking their life into their hands every day.

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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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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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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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Clearing the Air at Fukushima

By at May 3, 2011 | 1:26 pm | 1,172 Comments

Clearing the Air at Fukushima

Installing an air purifier is not a big deal, unless the location is inside a building that houses a reactor at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant in Japan. Radiation levels inside Unit 1 are still through the roof.

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