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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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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 18, 2011 | 9:50 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Tokyo Electric has a plan to gain control of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in six to nine months. RTC ‘s Eric Epstein has found some ways that to cut the budget overlooked by Governor Corbett, and gasoline tops $4 dollars a gallon in several states.

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Nothing comes easy at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant

By at March 30, 2011 | 11:35 am | 2 Comments

Nothing comes easy at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant

There are no easy answers and no quick fixes at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. A new obstacle to resolve is the rising level of radiation in seawater near the facility, which tested out at thousands of times above what is considered acceptable.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 30, 2011 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; nearly three weeks have passed since an earthquake and tsunami nearly destroyed the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant in Japan, and problems keep multiplying. In Pennsylvania, House Speaker Sam Smith introduced a bill that would eliminate 50 members of the House. Smith believes it will go a long way toward make that legislative body more efficient.

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No easy Fix and more Evacuations at Japan’s troubled Nuclear Facility

By at March 21, 2011 | 12:01 pm | 0 Comment

No easy Fix and more Evacuations at Japan’s troubled Nuclear Facility

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano spoke in an ominous tone, perhaps the first Japanese official to be fully transparent. “Even if certain things go smoothly, there would be twists and turns.” And, “at the moment we are not so optimistic that there will be a breakthrough.”

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Finding Guidance in a Japanese Catastrophe

By at March 15, 2011 | 11:22 am | 0 Comment

Finding Guidance in a Japanese Catastrophe

Scott Paterno is like many of us thinking long and now very hard about the future of nuclear power. The catastrophe in Japan has even the most ardent supporters of the nuclear industry questioning whether it truly is worth the risk.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 15, 2011 | 9:38 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute, radiation levels outside a Japanese nuclear power plant soared after a reactor caught fire. Over the past couple of days two reactors have exploded in the aftermath of that earthquake and tsunami. Roughly 145,000 people have been ordered to stay in their homes. In Germany, Chancellor Merkel ordered the temporary shutdown of 7 of its 17 reactors, and in Pennsylvania a committee is holding a hearing on what led to two deadly natural gas explosions since January.

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