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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 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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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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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 6, 2011 | 10:24 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; one of Osama Bin Laden’s wives is talking about life on the upper floor of that sprawling house in Abbottabad. In Japan, Prime Minister Kan is calling for the shutdown of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant. Kan is reportedly very concerned about another earthquake and the effect it will have on that plant. Recessions seem to only hit the poor, middle class, and the rich. The take home pay for CEO’s of large companies is higher now than it was just prior to the Great Recession.

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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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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 3, 2011 | 9:34 am | 2 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; how did Osama Bin Laden manage to live so large, for so long in plain sight? The answer could strain U.S. relations with Pakistan. Navy Seals recovered what could turn out to be a cache of crucial information about al-Qaida’s internal operations. In Japan, crews are trying to install an air filter into a building that houses reactor 1. If successful it is expected to reduce the amount of radiation by 95 percent and open the door to restoration of a cooling system/

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Three Mile Island takes “action” since the Fukushima Disaster

By at April 28, 2011 | 11:04 am | 363 Comments

Three Mile Island takes “action” since the Fukushima Disaster

Three Mile Island will put some of its cards on the table tonight during a TMI Citizens Awareness Panel meeting. How has TMI responded since the nuclear disaster at Fukushima?

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