Tag: nuclear crisis

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued the following notice of higher-than-normal background radiation detected in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts: “As a result of the incident with the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, several EPA air monitors have detected very low levels of radioactive material in the United States consistent with estimates from the damaged nuclear…

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How will Japan fill the gap left by disabled nuclear power plants? And how will other countries with nuclear power plants react to risks posed by¬† GE’s boiling water reactors in earthquake-prone regions? The answers may not be known for weeks, or months. But as the earthquake damage assessments become more credible, some implications are…

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