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Philadelphia’s Water, What Gives?

By at May 9, 2011 | 11:35 am | 939 Comments

Philadelphia’s Water, What Gives?

The Philadelphia Water Department is still at a loss to find the origin of Radioactive Iodine-131 at a pair of its water treatment plants.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 9, 2011 | 9:37 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Water experts in Philadelphia have been trying to unravel how elevated Radioactive Iodine 131 is making its way into the municipal water system. The source of orgin is not Japan. RTC’s Eric Epstein worked well into the night to compose all the reasons why Osama Bin Laden is still alive, and President Obama says he is not losing any sleep in the wake of bin Laden’s sudden demise.

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Radioactive Water is Standing in the way of Resolving Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

By at April 19, 2011 | 3:11 pm | 3 Comments

Radioactive Water is Standing in the way of Resolving Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

Workers at Japan’s heavily damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power are back to pumping out water, and that is a sign of progress. But every restorative step at Fukushima is laden with complexity.

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Tremors in a Country where Trembling has Become a Way of Life

By at April 8, 2011 | 11:45 am | 1 Comments

Tremors in a Country where Trembling has Become a Way of Life

No new problems were reported at Fukushima, but at least a couple of other nuclear plants switched off temporarily to generators. Radioactive water reportedly splashed out of a facility in Onagawa, but did not contaminant the building.

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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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Is Pennsylvania’s Water out of Reach Of Japan’s Radioactive Crisis

By at March 29, 2011 | 10:49 am | 3 Comments

Is Pennsylvania’s Water out of Reach Of Japan’s Radioactive Crisis

Radioactive water leaking from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ground and Pacific Ocean are cause for concern in Pennsylvania and other states. Governor Tom Corbett says tests confirm that public drinking water is safe. However, low levels of iodine 131 turned up, which is a radioactive byproduct of rainwater. Corbett said, “the bottom line […]

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Three Mile Island, 32 years of Uneasiness

By at March 28, 2011 | 6:42 pm | 0 Comment

Three Mile Island, 32 years of Uneasiness

Human mistakes, mechanical imperfections, and confusion led to the worst nuclear accident in the United States. The crisis unfolded when a valve malfunctioned, releasing radioactive gases, which was later followed by, with the blessing of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the dumping of some 40,000 gallons of radioactive waste into the Susquehanna River.

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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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A Grave and Serious Sized Discovery at Fukushima

By at March 25, 2011 | 12:02 pm | 5 Comments

A Grave and Serious Sized Discovery at Fukushima

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan, put the most troubling new development at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant this way, “very grave and serious.”

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