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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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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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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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A Solemn Promise from Japan’s Prime Minister

By at April 27, 2011 | 2:25 pm | 2 Comments

A Solemn Promise from Japan’s Prime Minister

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has acknowledged that his country along with the operator of the ravaged, radiation leaking, Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant have made grave mistakes since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
Looking for ways to correct in the future, Kan promised to deliver a comprehensive review of the nuclear disaster

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A plan to end Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

By at April 18, 2011 | 2:15 pm | 1,216 Comments

A plan to end Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

The Tokyo Electric Power Company says it has a plan in hand to end the nuclear crisis at its Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power plant. However, TEPCO said in a news release that it could take up to nine months to stabilize the facility.

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Mistakes and Optimism in Japan

By at April 1, 2011 | 10:30 am | 1 Comments

Mistakes and Optimism in Japan

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaking during a televised news conference on Friday, “we will do whatever it takes to win the battle.” Three weeks ago, an earthquake and tsunami redefined Japan.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 1, 2011 | 9:16 am | 958 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In This Edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan says his country will beat the nuclear crisis and rebound to build the safest systems anywhere. It has been three weeks since and earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. The U.S Transportation Department says safer cars, fewer drunk drivers, and use of seat belts is credited for the fewest number of deaths on roadways since 1949. The Department of Labor releases job numbers. Economists are under the impression 190,000 jobs were created last month.

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