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Nuclear Mistakes Radiating in Japan

By at March 28, 2011 | 9:25 am | 464 Comments

Nuclear Mistakes Radiating in Japan

It appears more than likely fuel rods at the Fukushima nuclear power plant are in partial meltdown, but before crews can fully assess it, they must focus on pumping out radioactive water from inside the facility.

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Corbett’s nominee to become Pennsylvania’s Welfare Secretary is now Questionable

By at February 1, 2011 | 5:24 pm | 133 Comments

Corbett’s nominee to become Pennsylvania’s Welfare Secretary is now Questionable

Gary Alexander, Governor Corbett’s nominee for Public Welfare Secretary, says he saved Rhode Island $100 million over 18 months. Alexander was the former secretary of health and human services. But the number has become somewhat dubious as government officials have no idea how Alexander arrived at that figure.

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How much is Recycling in Pennsylvania worth

By at December 20, 2010 | 5:25 pm | 4 Comments

How much is Recycling in Pennsylvania worth

Pennsylvania is doing an admirable job recycling materials. According to Rendell communities are stepping up to the plate, and today Rendell rewarded many of them with grant money.

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A Busload of savings for School Districts

By at December 13, 2010 | 11:00 am | 485 Comments

A Busload of savings for School Districts

Although the West Chester Area School District’s community budget task force is no longer operating, its influence continues. The WCASD board in November adopted changes in its transportation plan that are expected to save almost $1 million, WCASD officials told Rock The Capital. The transportation sub-committee of WCASD’s task force presented recommendations for money saving […]

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission opens the door to a 31 year old environmental mess

By at November 23, 2010 | 1:34 am | 1 Comments

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission opens the door to a 31 year old environmental mess

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has agreed to address the remains of a 30 year old nuclear mess. The “mess” is located at Three Mile Island’s, Unit 2, just outside Harrisburg. The unit has not been thoroughly decontaminated since the partial core meltdown in 1979. Eric Epstein, one of the founders of Rock The Capital and Chairman of TMI-Alert filed a petition in […]

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Onorato Responds to Integrity Questionnaire

By at November 2, 2010 | 7:42 am | 1 Comments

Onorato Responds to Integrity Questionnaire

In August,  Rock the Capital and Democracy Rising PA received the responses of Dan Onorato, the Democratic candidate for governor, to their joint questionnaire on matters of public integrity. In a three-part questionnaire, the groups asked a dozen questions about the reforms recommended by the 28th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury; WAMs, or Walking Around Money, […]

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RACP – Risks Assigned to Citizens’ Pockets, Part 1

By at October 27, 2010 | 3:39 pm | 40 Comments

(By Tim Potts DemocracyRising PA)  A premise of capitalism is that when people put up their own money for a venture, they reap the rewards of success and suffer the consequences of failure. When private entrepreneurs need to borrow money for their ventures, they go to private lenders. A premise of government is that it […]

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