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Fracking: Has the USGS Been Co-opted by the Oil and Gas Industry?

(8) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 8:23 PM

Known for its objective and scientifically rigorous research, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been pulled into the battle between environmentalists and the oil and gas industry. One skirmish in the larger battle involves the radioactive gas radon in natural gas, and the potential of radon entering consumers' homes through...

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Fukushima 2.0

(169) Comments | Posted April 1, 2011 | 3:35 PM

Doomsday Scenario 2.0

With the decision to entomb four Fukushima reactors in concrete, Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) is moving the disaster into uncharted waters. The heat producing fuel rods cannot be turned off. Concrete will insulate the heat from the fuel rods, and cause the internal temperatures to climb. The nuclear...

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Conflicting Stories Surround Fukushima Fuel Pool #4

(7) Comments | Posted March 18, 2011 | 5:15 PM

The tragedy at the Fukushima reactors and the misery in Japan continues to unfold. We can only feel sorrow for our brothers and sisters in Japan. The media frenzy in the U.S. is reaching new heights and has started to take leave of its senses. Consider the fuel pool at...

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Doomsday Scenario at Fukushima

(628) Comments | Posted March 15, 2011 | 12:03 PM

The slow motion events occurring at Japan's (or GE's) Fukushima reactor cannot be sugar-coated. It is a doomsday scenario unfolding.

Nuclear reactors are not the same as coal/oil/gas electricity plants. Unlike conventional plants, they cannot be turned off. So while brave workers were tending to Units 1, 2 and 3...

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