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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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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 27, 2011 | 9:41 am | 992 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; The Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission is stacked with folks that contributed to Governor Corbett’s campaign, and many of the members work for companies that were fined last year for environmental violations. In Japan, authorities say they will call in outside experts to assess what went wrong at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, and Pennsylvania’s Senate confirms four more cabinet nominees for Corbett.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 22, 2011 | 10:40 am | 1,332 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of RTC Minute; Philip Gimson can not let go of the tax season and the inequity it brings. In Japan, a plan to build 100,000 temporary homes to ease the burden for most of the folks still living out of shelters, and its Earth Day – so do good for you, and the environment.

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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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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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A plan to end Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

By at April 18, 2011 | 2:15 pm | 1,216 Comments

A plan to end Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

The Tokyo Electric Power Company says it has a plan in hand to end the nuclear crisis at its Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power plant. However, TEPCO said in a news release that it could take up to nine months to stabilize the facility.

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Make Way for the Emperor

By at April 14, 2011 | 3:20 pm | 1,423 Comments

Make Way for the Emperor

Japan’s emperor visited some of the most severely damaged villages in the country’s northeast section. It was Emperor Akhito’s first such trip since the March 11 hurricane and tsunami struck, and he certainly now has a complete understanding of the pain and devastation.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 14, 2011 | 8:41 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Pennsylvania’s senate votes to kill a mandatory sprinkler law. Japan’s Emperor Akihito tours devastated towns and villages for the first time since a tsunami and earthquake ripped the Japan’s northern coast apart. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum made an all to predictable announcement , he’s forming a presidential exploratory committee.

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Philadelphia’s Funky Water

By at April 12, 2011 | 12:02 pm | 5 Comments

Philadelphia’s Funky Water

Philadelphia has a mystery swirling in some of its drinking water. Elevated levels of Iodine-131 have turned at three locations around the city.

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Japan’s Disaster is Chernobyl Size

By at April 12, 2011 | 10:59 am | 1 Comments

Japan’s Disaster is Chernobyl Size

The announcement came less than 24 hours after Japan told people living up to 20 miles from the facility to evacuate. The rating puts Japan’s crisis on an even footing with the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. Still authorities in Japan downplayed it, saying damage caused by Chernobyl far exceeds Fukushima.

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