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  • 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.,...
  • The danger of relying on nuclear power plants

    The danger of relying on nuclear power plants
    Norman Meadow's commentary promoting nuclear power over wind energy as a solution to climate change leaves out serious unsolved problems that wind does not present ("Nuclear blows away wind," Feb. 1). Huge piles of highly radioactive waste are sitting...
  • Could fracking for natural gas be the cause of Tuesday's earthquake?

    If you compare a map of this country's fracking sites with one of U.S. nuclear power plants, you will see that on both maps the area from the Great Lakes to the East Coast is the area of greatest concentration for both, and they overlap. If you then...
  • 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....
  • March: Redistricting protested; $60 million cancer center planned

    March: Redistricting protested; $60 million cancer center planned
    Bowing to pressure from angry parents, the school board approved 10 major changes to the redistricting plan it was scheduled to approve, then pushed a vote on the plan back by a week. Except for the students moving to Red Pump Elementary School, the...
  • Japan nuclear plant gets safety OK, key step toward restarts

    Japan nuclear plant gets safety OK, key step toward restarts
    TOKYO (Reuters) - A nuclear plant in southern Japan cleared an initial safety hurdle on Wednesday which could make it the first nuclear facility to restart under tough new safety regulations after the industry was idled by the 2011 Fukushima disaster....
  • Fukushima radiation still showing up in some Japanese cars

     
    Filed under: Car Buying, Japan, Safety In the wake of the 2011 tsunami that caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, there was a fear that radioactive cars and trucks could be bound for export. Within days of the tragedy,...
  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan

    Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan
    A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami. No...
  • 'Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands' follows a life on the run after a disaster

    "Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands" by Chris Bohjalian; Doubleday (288 pages; $25.95) Emily Shepard's famous namesake once wrote that "The Soul selects her own Society Then shuts the Door." Shepard, the runaway Vermont teenager who narrates Chris Bohjalian's...
  • What lessons can schools learn from magic of Disney?

     What lessons can schools learn from magic of Disney?
    My family and I have taken several trips to Central Florida, and I must admit that our Disney vacations always leave the most memorable impressions. From the moment we arrive at Orlando International Airport, the Disney magic begins — delivering a...
  • Feds Seeking To Pay Connecticut Nuclear Workers

    Federal officials sought Thursday to connect former nuclear workers in the state with compensation that lawmakers approved for them a decade and a half ago. At a hotel in Cromwell, U.S. Department of Labor officials held an information session about...
  • Japanese official wants Olympic torch relay near site of nuclear leaks

    When the International Olympic Committee chose Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Games, critics wondered about lingering radiation from the 2011 nuclear accident in nearby Fukushima. Officials from that area have a different perspective.  On Tuesday,...