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  • Summer Movies in Review: Lone Rangers and Game Changers

    SCOTT FOUNDAS: And so another summer movie season comes to an end, with both a bang (in terms of record-breaking box office) and the collective whimpers of ousted executives and even an entire studio placed on and off the chopping block by hedge fund...
  • Is our seafood radioactive, or is it safe to eat?

    Is our seafood radioactive, or is it safe to eat?
    Is our seafood safe to eat? It's a question that came up over the weekend during a panel discussion at the L.A. food event the Taste. And it’s one that has been asked repeatedly in the aftermath of radiation spills from Japan's Fukushima nuclear...
  • The Markley TV Club: Final Season of 'West Wing'

    The Markley TV Club: Final Season of 'West Wing'
    My roommate Pat and I recently, for some reason, watched the final season of “The West Wing” together on Netflix, which produced a number of arguments, speculations, and asides that I have compiled in an e-mail exchange for the inaugural...
  • From disaster comes knowledge

    Beverly Findlay-Kaneko has used her memories of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan two years ago to start making a change in her new home of Huntington Beach. Findlay-Kaneko was in Japan when those natural disasters led to three...
  • Peace Park statue vandalized, again

    Peace Park statue vandalized, again
    Vandals tore the left arm from the Peace Park statue Sadako and the Thousand Cranes at NE Pacific Street and NE 40th Street, just west of University Bridge's north end, Seattle Parks and Recreation said Wednesday. The damage is similar to the vandalism...
  • New progress, worries in Japan nuclear crisis

    New progress, worries in Japan nuclear crisis
    Japan took a step toward possibly getting its nuclear disaster under control Sunday as electricity to power some reactor cooling systems was restored and previous efforts to lower reactor temperatures with seawater at the battered Fukushima atomic...
  • Radiation spikes add to nuclear peril in Japan

    Radiation spikes add to nuclear peril in Japan
    A series of grim developments hit a shaken Japan on Wednesday, including reports that high-level radiation may have leaked from a second damaged nuclear reactor and emergency workers being forced to temporarily abandon the crippled complex. The...
  • Japan still struggling to restore power to cool down reactors

    Japan still struggling to restore power to cool down reactors
    Fighting exhaustion and radiation fears, engineers struggled anew Saturday to complete the crucial task of hooking a crippled nuclear plant to the electricity grid to help cool down damaged reactors. The official count of dead and missing in the quake and...
  • A wary drive up to the gate of Fukushima

    A wary drive up to the gate of Fukushima
    The radiation gauge beeped, signaling that isotopes were in the atmosphere. As our SUV followed a line of electricity towers marching across deserted farmland, we made an agreement: If the dosimeter hit 15, we'd turn around. The device inched up to 12,...
  • U.S. is increasing nuclear power through uprating

    U.S. is increasing nuclear power through uprating
    The U.S. nuclear industry is turning up the power on old reactors, spurring quiet debate over the safety of pushing aging equipment beyond its original specifications. The little-publicized practice, known as uprating, has expanded the country's nuclear...
  • 40 years later, toxic waste still haunts pockets of DuPage County

    40 years later, toxic waste still haunts pockets of DuPage County
    Lurking beneath the surface of the West Branch of the DuPage River are the remnants of radioactive contamination left behind by a factory that was shuttered almost four decades ago. The Rare Earths Facility in West Chicago not only was a major employer...
  • Santa Susana nuclear facility to be cleaned up by 2017, agencies agree

     
    State and federal agencies agreed Monday to clean up a former nuclear research facility in eastern Ventura County by 2017. For decades, community activists and the state Environmental Protection Agency have urged officials to clean up the Santa Susana...