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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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The Gaffes are adding up for Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection

By at March 10, 2011 | 6:16 pm | 0 Comment

The Gaffes are adding up for Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has a credibility problem. The most recent gaffe, numbers that do not accurately measure up how much wastewater from the Marcellus Shale was processed, and that also means its highly publicized figures of recycling the end product of fracking is flawed.

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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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