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Fukushima Paralyzes Japan’s Fishing Industry

By at April 5, 2011 | 1:05 pm | 120 Comments

Fukushima Paralyzes Japan’s Fishing Industry

With the level of radiation rising in seawater near the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant, the Japanese government is setting safety standards for the consumption of fish. That after finding fish carrying sky high loads of radiation. Tests were conducted on some species recovered about 50 miles from Fukushima, in water that is, if the readings are correct, several million times over Japan’s legal limit.

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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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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 4, 2011 | 9:20 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute, workers at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are intentionally dumping radioactive water into the ocean. Eric Epstein says the U.S. has a looming energy crisis on its hands unless it begins to make immediate and inconvenient changes. A former energy insider stops by with a piece on why he believes nuclear power is still America’s best bet. And, did you get the text? President Barack Obama announcing his re-election bid through a text message.

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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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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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