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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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Sorting through Spent Fuel Rods and Damaged Reactors for the Truth

By at March 22, 2011 | 4:25 pm | 987 Comments

Sorting through Spent Fuel Rods and Damaged Reactors for the Truth

U.S Representative Edward Markey (D-Mass), the highest ranking Democrat on the House Energy Commerce Committee, has called on Japan to come clean about the true state of the country’s nuclear disaster.

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Japan’s Race to Cool Nuclear Fuel Rods

By at March 14, 2011 | 4:09 pm | 0 Comment

Japan’s Race to Cool Nuclear Fuel Rods

In what can truly be described as an all out effort, scientists and engineers in Japan are in a mad-dash to cool down fuel rods at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. An effort that started a couple of days ago was further complicated by a second explosion on Monday destroying an outer building to what is known as unit 3. 11 people were injured in that blast.

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Wanted: U.S.A for Education Vouchers

By at February 16, 2011 | 9:08 am | 63 Comments

Wanted: U.S.A for Education Vouchers

Pennsylvania’s Senate will begin debating a school choice bill today, on the surface it looks good, but dig deeper and as Tim Potts found its problematic. However, Potts has found an easy fix.

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Radioactive waste gets a 60 year on-site storage life

By at January 11, 2011 | 10:36 am | 1 Comments

Radioactive waste gets a 60 year on-site storage life

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided to extend the on-site shelf life of nuclear waste. Eric Epstein, an environmentalist and Co-Founder of Rock The Capital says nuclear facilities are not outfitted to handle storage.

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