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Pressured by cheap gas, nation's biggest nuke firm wants to say it's green _ and collect more 28.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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PUC scandal stretches to UC Berkeley 28.3.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Official report: Nuclear waste accident caused by wrong cat litter 27.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An official investigation into a 2014 accident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico has concluded that organic cat litter is the culprit.
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Toshiba's subatomic technology to look inside Fukushima atomic reactors still faces challenges 27.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Official Report: Nuclear Waste Accident Caused By Wrong Cat Litter 27.3.2015 NPR News
An official investigation into an accident last February at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has concluded that cat litter is the culprit. Organic material in the litter caused a drum to burst.
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Cat litter blamed for $240m radiation leak at New Mexico nuclear waste dump 27.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Cat litter used to absorb liquids in a barrel of nuclear waste was the wrong type, sparking a chemical reaction and a subsequent radioactive leak

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Report: Mix of cat litter, salts caused nuclear-dump mishap that led to closure of US facility 27.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Regulators approve rate hike for Xcel electric customers 27.3.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
Regulators approved the increase, but Minnesota customers of the power company won’t know the full effect on their bills for several weeks.
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The Tangle of US-Israeli Double Standards 27.3.2015 ConsortiumNews.com
The Tangle of US-Israeli Double Standards
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New discovery uses virus to boil water three times faster 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

A combination of nanotechnology and a virus which affects tobacco could save huge amounts of energy in industrial processes

Scientists have found a way to boil water faster, although they admit the discovery is unlikely to revolutionise tea-making.

The technology works by dramatically reducing the size and number of bubbles that form around a heating element, by coating it in a tobacco plant virus.

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UK defence policy heading for chaos 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

• crucial decisions to be made after election

• armed forces face increasing strain and further cuts

The last Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), patched together after the coalition came to power five years ago, was an embarrassing and unseemly shambles.

The aircraft carrier, Ark Royal, the latest in a long line of ships bearing that name (the first was the flagship of the fleet which defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588) was scrapped at the last minute, together with its fleet of Harriers. Half completed Nimrod maritime reconnaissance aircraft were broken up.

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The Guardian view on surveillance of MPs: don’t confuse dissent with crime | Editorial 26.3.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
MPs have privileges for a reason – to allow them to protect the freedoms of the rest of us We reveal tonight that at least 10 Labour MPs were covertly monitored in the early years of Tony Blair’s first government, apparently on suspicion that they posed a threat to public order. Some, like Diane Abbott, were involved in anti-racist activities, others in anti-nuclear campaigns. Astonishingly, the names include Jack Straw, possibly at the time when he was actually home secretary, as well as his cabinet colleague Harriet Harman. None of them has ever faced any criminal charge. This is both a grotesque breach of police power and a grave intrusion on the privilege of elected MPs, a privilege that exists to allow them to be guardians of their constituents’ freedoms. That does not mean that they are above the law. But nor are the security services or the police. They all need the protection provided by a transparent legal framework. At the moment, it is not clear that MPs have it. Old habits take a long time to ...
US Energy secretary committed to reopening underground nuclear waste dump in New Mexico 26.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Israel's Blatant Flouting of International Law Requires Presidential Response 25.3.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Following Israel's elections and re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's admission that he won't support the creation of a Palestinian state, President Obama must use the opportunity to halt the longstanding US policy of turning a blind eye to Israel's many violations of the law. Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo via ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock.com ) Truthout combats corporate power of everything by bringing you trustworthy, independent news. Join our mission by making a donation now! As Israeli voters went to the polls, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared he would oppose the creation of a Palestinian state. In what The New York Times called a "racist rant," he also proclaimed, "right-wing rule is in danger" because "Arab voters are streaming in huge quantities to the polling stations." James Besser, Washington correspondent for Jewish newspapers for 24 years, wrote that Israeli voters, "more clearly aware of Netanyahu's intent than ever," have chosen "the apartheid path." Netanyahu's remarks ...
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Fossil-fuel divestment is not the way to reduce carbon emissions 25.3.2015 Guardian: Environment
Despite the Guardian campaign, at Wellcome we’ve found it’s more constructive to actively engage with the companies in which we invest Continue reading...
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Correction: Japan-Nuclear-Flawed Cleanup story 25.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Into the wild 25.3.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – The head of one of the world’s most innovative fish farms sports a scruffy beard and talks about saving the planet by moving “toward a culture of nurture.” His office is a trailer near the beach, where the views are of dolphins, the mission is progressive and the dress code is loose.All...
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Jordan says it has signed a $10 billion deal with Russia to build 2 nuclear reactors 25.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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UK's coastal railways vulnerable to climate threat, expert warns 24.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Track vulnerable to waves, landslides and storms includes sections that carry nuclear waste to Sellafield in Cumbria and from Wylfa in north Wales, says author of a new book on UK coastal railways

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Millions of dollars wasted in Fukushima cleanup: Japan audit 24.3.2015 Hindu: Home
Japanese government auditors said the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has wasted more than a third of the ¥190 billion ($1.6 billion) in taxpayer money allocated for cleaning up t...
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