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A Request to Suspend Nuclear Reactor Licenses in the U.S.

By at April 14, 2011 | 4:23 pm | 0 Comment

A Request to Suspend Nuclear Reactor Licenses in the U.S.

A group made up of enough people to fill a small city asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission today to complete an exhaustive review of the Fukushima disaster and suspend activities and licenses at nearly 2-dozen proposed nuclear reactor projects until a report is complete.

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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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Chronology of Health Problems at Three Mile Island

By at March 21, 2011 | 10:07 am | 144 Comments

Chronology of Health Problems at Three Mile Island

To get an indication of what Japan will confront in the aftermath of its nuclear crisis, all one has to do is to read about what occurred in the weeks and months following the disaster at Three Mile Island by clicking on Rock The Capital.

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A Three Mile Island Size Disaster

By at March 18, 2011 | 9:14 am | 463 Comments

A Three Mile Island Size Disaster

The nuclear crisis in Japan is now considered a Level 5, which is how experts classified the 1979 disaster at Three Mile Island. The ratings go to seven, and any number above 5 means that the impact has grown to well beyond “local.”

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Evacuating Three Mile Island: A Parent’s Perspective

By at March 17, 2011 | 9:55 am | 1,258 Comments

Evacuating Three Mile Island: A Parent’s Perspective

Central Pennsylvania is middle America. We enjoy holiday parades, Friday night football and old fashioned everything. We welcome the change of seasons and pretty much stay put from generation to generation. We’re used to America coming to us to visit Gettysburg, marvel at the Amish, and smell Hershey Chocolate. Nuclear power was a technology to be admired and government scientists told us we had nothing to worry about it…Three Mile Island is as safe as anything man can build,

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Investigation: Revelations about Three Mile Island raise doubts over nuclear plant safety

By at March 15, 2011 | 5:03 pm | 9 Comments

Investigation: Revelations about Three Mile Island raise doubts over nuclear plant safety

What happened at TMI is a whole lot worse than has ever been reported, says one person who truly was in the inside during the chaos and subsequent accident at Three Mile Island in 1979.

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Prayers and Love to Japan

By at March 14, 2011 | 10:18 am | 225 Comments

Prayers and Love to Japan

When Eric and I founded Rockthecapital.com we decided to take a different approach to the way politics and news are covered. We thoroughly understand that the most critical aspect is that politics and events are not things that just happen; the results are always about people.
People make decisions and people are affected by those decisions.

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Scramble to Avert to Meltdown in Japan and how it compares to Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island

By at March 13, 2011 | 1:05 am | 897 Comments

Scramble to Avert to Meltdown in Japan and how it compares to Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island

The crippled Fukushima reactor is a grim reminder of the Three Mile Island crisis. It has some common technical and safety aspects, and brings to mind broken promises by the industry to resolve open safety issues. The Japanese crisis certainly demonstrates the propensity for obfuscation by the industry while the public is left sifting through hundreds of media reports.

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