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A Request to Suspend Nuclear Reactor Licenses in the U.S.

By at April 14, 2011 | 4:23 pm | 0 Comment

A Request to Suspend Nuclear Reactor Licenses in the U.S.

A group made up of enough people to fill a small city asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission today to complete an exhaustive review of the Fukushima disaster and suspend activities and licenses at nearly 2-dozen proposed nuclear reactor projects until a report is complete.

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Make Way for the Emperor

By at April 14, 2011 | 3:20 pm | 1,423 Comments

Make Way for the Emperor

Japan’s emperor visited some of the most severely damaged villages in the country’s northeast section. It was Emperor Akhito’s first such trip since the March 11 hurricane and tsunami struck, and he certainly now has a complete understanding of the pain and devastation.

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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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Philadelphia’s Funky Water

By at April 12, 2011 | 12:02 pm | 5 Comments

Philadelphia’s Funky Water

Philadelphia has a mystery swirling in some of its drinking water. Elevated levels of Iodine-131 have turned at three locations around the city.

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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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Nerves Frayed by Aftershock

By at April 11, 2011 | 1:24 pm | 4 Comments

Nerves Frayed by Aftershock

A new normal is no longer normal in Japan. How can it be, with a 7.0 earthquake rattling through the country one month to the day a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami destroyed towns and villages, left as many as 25,000 dead, and created a nuclear nightmare.

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Tremors in a Country where Trembling has Become a Way of Life

By at April 8, 2011 | 11:45 am | 1 Comments

Tremors in a Country where Trembling has Become a Way of Life

No new problems were reported at Fukushima, but at least a couple of other nuclear plants switched off temporarily to generators. Radioactive water reportedly splashed out of a facility in Onagawa, but did not contaminant the building.

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A Step Forward at Fukushima

By at April 6, 2011 | 10:57 am | 1,206 Comments

A Step Forward at Fukushima

Workers at the ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant managed to find and plug a massive radiation leak. It was discovered over the weekend and it will stem the flow of radiation seeping into the Pacific as well as the soil.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 5, 2011 | 10:55 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

n this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; for the first time the Japanese government is affixing a safety standard to fish. That after some species turned up with excessive rates of radiation. Are public schools too big to fail? Pennsylvania better start taking a hard look along more avenues, and why would Governor Corbett prefer if no one showed for his news conferences?

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No, Better Option in Japan but to release Radioactive Water into the Pacific Ocean

By at April 4, 2011 | 12:34 pm | 865 Comments

No, Better Option in Japan but to release Radioactive Water into the Pacific Ocean

The water now circling the facility has prolonged attempts at re-starting the plant’s cooling systems, which is the most important task in trying to gain control of Fukushima. The nuclear power facility is comparable to a runaway train carrying fuel rods, and its been that way since a tsunami and earthquake struck Japan on March 11.

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