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Japan Nuclear Emergency (2011)

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  • Newly discovered nova: See it live, online

    Newly discovered nova: See it live, online
    A nova was discovered this week, and you can get a closer look at it live, right here. Slooh.com will be pointing its Canary Island-based telescope at the nova - a runaway nuclear explosion occuring on a star - with audio commentary provided by...
  • Upgraded vent systems ordered for 31 nuclear reactors, including two at Peach Bottom

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that it has ordered a venting upgrade for nearly a third of the reactors in the country, including ones at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station just north of Harford County. Peach Bottom, in Delta, Pa.,...
  • Olympic inspectors give initial approval of 2020 Tokyo Games

    Concluding a three-day visit to Japan, Olympic inspectors expressed satisfaction Friday with early preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. The four-man contingent visited a number of existing and potential venues and held discussions with the host...
  • The loss of the Thresher: Why it should be remembered every year

    The loss of the Thresher: Why it should be remembered every year
    The lessons of cataclysmic events tend to be overlooked when we remember them only on major anniversaries. The sinking of the U.S. nuclear submarine Thresher is a perfect example. The Thresher went down during a trial cruise off the coast of Maine 51...
  • Japanese girl group AKB48 dragged into Olympic protest

    Japanese girl group AKB48 dragged into Olympic protest
    The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are still a long way off, but not too distant to fuel continuing controversy. From the start critics raised concerns about lingering radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Now comes a different sort of complaint....
  • U.S. stores say no to genetically engineered salmon. Someone has to.

    U.S. stores say no to genetically engineered salmon. Someone has to.
    The nation’s two largest conventional grocery chains, Kroger and Safeway, have announced that they will not sell genetically engineered salmon. They join several other chains, including Target, Whole Foods (of course) and Trader Joe’s. Now...
  • Something is killing starfish; scientists race to find out what

    Something is killing starfish; scientists race to find out what
    Up and down the West Coast, starfish are dying. Casualties of a mysterious disease known as seastar wasting syndrome, they are dying in Alaska, deteriorating in San Diego and disappearing from long stretches in between. Death from the disease is quick...
  • What happens when a tornado strikes a nuclear power plant

    What happens when a tornado strikes a nuclear power plant
    Jerry Bischof's work pager buzzed as the server arrived with his plate of herb-rubbed salmon. The message told him that power to one of the two nuclear reactors at Surry Power Station had been lost. It was operating on backup generators. Before he could...
  • South Korea to expand nuclear energy despite growing safety fears

    South Korea to expand nuclear energy despite growing safety fears
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has no option but to expand its nuclear power plant program despite growing public concern over safety in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster in 2011 and a series of scares that closed two reactors last year. The...
  • What will Florida nuclear power plants learn from Japan?

    What will Florida nuclear power plants learn from Japan?
    As federal regulators continue to look for lessons from Japan's nuclear disaster, critics are pleading for changes in three key nuclear emergency areas. It matters to Floridians because the state has five reactors, four of which are slated to expand,...
  • U.S. energy policy: A slow national suicide

    U.S. energy policy: A slow national suicide
    In 1969, three unrelated events occurred that have since been combined with political bungling to slowly strangle the U.S. economy. Moammar Gadhafi overthrew King Idris of Libya. He nationalized Western oil company reserves with no retribution from the U....