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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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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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Nothing comes easy at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant

By at March 30, 2011 | 11:35 am | 2 Comments

Nothing comes easy at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant

There are no easy answers and no quick fixes at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. A new obstacle to resolve is the rising level of radiation in seawater near the facility, which tested out at thousands of times above what is considered acceptable.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 30, 2011 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; nearly three weeks have passed since an earthquake and tsunami nearly destroyed the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant in Japan, and problems keep multiplying. In Pennsylvania, House Speaker Sam Smith introduced a bill that would eliminate 50 members of the House. Smith believes it will go a long way toward make that legislative body more efficient.

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An Awful Discovery at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

By at March 29, 2011 | 9:58 am | 2 Comments

An Awful Discovery at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan says is now in a state of maximum alert. “The quake, tsunami and the nuclear accident are the biggest crisis for Japan” in decades, Kan told Parliament.

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A cool shot of relief for Fukushima

By at March 23, 2011 | 12:02 pm | 126 Comments

A cool shot of relief for Fukushima

It truly is the first positive for the Fukushiama Dai-ichi nuclear power plant since taking hits from an earthquake and tsunami nearly two weeks ago.

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