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2011-03-17 10:28:00

Visit ReadyPA.org for Tips to Prepare For Variety of Emergencies HARRISBURG, Pa., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the state departments of Environmental Protection and Health are working with federal partners to monitor the situation at Japan's damaged nuclear reactors. "We receive regular updates from federal agencies that are working closely with the Japanese authorities," said PEMA Director Glenn M. Cannon. "At this point, the...

2011-03-16 11:20:00

VICTORIA, Texas, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Blackburn of TSEP today made the following statement: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110316/DA66342) Good morning. I am Jim Blackburn and I am here representing Texans for a Sound Energy Policy or TSEP. I want to thank you for coming down to the Texas Gulf Coast and holding this hearing. We gather today to consider whether proposed contentions submitted by TSEP should be accepted by the Atomic Safety and Licensing...

2008-07-23 03:00:53

By Wayne Madsen America's twin crises of skyrocketing energy costs and catastrophic climate-change effects shouldn't be a convenient excuse to push nuclear power as a viable replacement for coal, oil and natural gas power-generating plants. The nuclear disaster at the Soviet Union's Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 and the near-disaster at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania in 1979 are reasons enough to strike nuclear power from the list of acceptable non-fossil and carbon...

2008-07-20 12:00:37

For many years, Americans have been afraid of nuclear power. Someone only needs to say the word "nuclear" and people get visions of mushroom clouds in their heads. What most Americans do not know is that nuclear power, while it might sound scary, is actually the safest current source of energy known to man. For many people, the fear of nuclear power comes from the Chernobyl accident in 1986. The Soviets were basically just begging for an accident to happen. On the other hand, the worst...

2008-07-17 09:01:11

WASHINGTON _ America's twin crises of sky-rocketing energy costs and catastrophic climate change effects shouldn't be a convenient excuse to push nuclear power as a viable replacement for coal, oil and natural gas power-generating plants. The nuclear disaster at the Soviet Union's Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 and the near-disaster at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania in 1979 are reasons enough to strike nuclear power from the list of acceptable non-fossil and carbon energy sources....

2006-04-11 14:55:00

PARIS -- Countries will better cope with fallout from nuclear accidents or radiological terrorist attack if they learn from the Chernobyl disaster and involve local people in dealing with the aftermath, a study said on Tuesday. Governments needed to tackle the economic impact of such disasters too but local associations and residents could help improve responses and give those hardest-hit a sense of regaining control of shattered lives, it said. The report by the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency...

2005-09-05 09:39:07

By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - The number of people killed by radiation as a result of the Chernobyl disaster, the world's worst nuclear accident, is so far 56, far lower than previously thought, the U.N. said on Monday. A report compiled by the Chernobyl Forum, which includes eight U.N. agencies, said the final death toll was expected to reach about 4,000 -- much lower than some previous estimates -- and that the greatest damage to human health caused by the incident was...


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