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Hydrogen buildup at Fukushima? What does it mean & why does it happen?

By at November 18, 2011 | 10:39 am | 4 Comments

Hi, I’m Arnie Gundersen from Fairewinds

A little change of venue today. There have been some reports in the press about a hydrogen buildup inside the containment at Fukushima and along with that hydrogen gas, there is a discussion that… Read the rest

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What Will we Learn from Fukushima

By at May 11, 2011 | 2:08 pm | 65 Comments

What Will we Learn from Fukushima

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is set to receive its first monthly briefing on Japan’s nuclear disaster on Thursday. A task force created to examine what went wrong at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant will start the conversation of what the U.S. can do to prevent such a catastrophe.

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Protecting Workers at a Dangerous Nuclear Complex

By at May 10, 2011 | 12:47 pm | 1 Comments

Protecting Workers at a Dangerous Nuclear Complex

Workers trying to restore cooling systems at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant are not making too much progress, not when working conditions mean literally taking their life into their hands every day.

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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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Radiation Levels Spiking at Fukushima

By at April 28, 2011 | 12:05 pm | 1 Comments

Radiation Levels Spiking at Fukushima

A new mystery at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Plant after a pair of robots returned data showing elevated levels of radiation in the building that houses reactor No. 1.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 28, 2011 | 9:35 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Northeast Laser’s request for regulation goes before the PUC. Northeast wants tot build a pipeline to carry natural gas out of the Marcellus Shale. At the troubled Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan, new tests show high levels of radiation, and in Harrisburg, some protestors are escorted out of an advisory meeting.

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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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Temporary Relief for Japanese Survivors

By at April 22, 2011 | 11:55 am | 102 Comments

Temporary Relief for Japanese Survivors

Government leaders in Japan plan to build 100,000 temporary homes to house survivors of last month’s twin natural disaster. About 150,000 people are still living out of shelters since being displaced by an earthquake, tsunami or nuclear crisis.

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Japan’s Soft Enforcement of its Evacuation Zone

By at April 20, 2011 | 1:37 pm | 34 Comments

Japan’s Soft Enforcement of its Evacuation Zone

Homeowners in Japan are not heading the health risks of excessive radiation, they are frequently observed crossing an evacuation zone around the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear facility, to check on their property and retrieve belongings.

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