Tagged: earthquake

Quake Should be a Wake-up Call

Last month's earthquake constituted twice the ground motion that the reactors were designed to withstand. But the nuclear industry continues to delay and stonewall recommendations for safer storage.
An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale just occurred less than a hour ago. Its epicenter was in Mineral, Virginia, approximately 10 miles from two nuclear power reactors at the North Anna site. According to statement by a representative of Dominion Power the two reactors were designed to withstand a 5.9 to 6.1 quake.

Postcard from…Soma

Japan is still digging its way out of the earthquake and tsunami that hit in March. Here's a way to help.

Haiti’s Reconstruction: Who Benefits?

Haiti's reconstruction still has a long ways to go, but needed development industry reforms can go a long way toward strengthening local government and providing jobs for Haitians not just outsiders.

Postcard from…Tohoku

The Japanese NGO Peace Boat puts the humanity back into humanitarian relief operations.

Gambling in Japan

In nuclear energy, as in economics and security issues, Japan has engaged in some seriously risky business.
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