News for 2011-03-15

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Fresh Fire at Japan Nuclear Reactor: Operator
A fresh fire broke out at a reactor of Japan's quake-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant early Wednesday, operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said. An employee confirmed smoke was pouring from the roof of the number-four reactor at the plant, a TEPCO spokesman told reporters. "We immediately...
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[title] Tony Schultz and Scott Schultz: Wisconsin Farmers Support Labor
"What is a union anyway but working people coming together, acting together to improve their lives," Tony Schultz, Farmer Director of Family Farm Defender said. "And that is what we're here to do - to act together, to speak together in solidarity, saying we reject this union busting bill and we...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bradley Manning's Military Doctors Accused Over Treatment
A leading group of doctors in the US concerned with the ethical treatment of patients has questioned the role of military psychiatrists in Quantico, Virginia, where the suspected WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning is being subjected to harsh treatment that some call torture.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Official: Japan's Nuclear Situation Nearing Severity of Chernobyl
The explosion Tuesday at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has elevated the situation there to a "serious accident" on a level just below Chernobyl, a French nuclear official said, referring to an international scale that rates the severity of such incidents.
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[title] Nuclear Engineer Arnie Gundersen on Japan Nuclear Crisis: "This Could Become Chernobyl on Steroids"
Japan is on the verge of a nuclear catastrophe after a third explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which was heavily damaged by Friday’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami. The blast seriously damaged the plant’s Number Two reactor’s steel containment structure, causing nearby...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Thousands Rally in Gaza, West Bank for 'Unity'
Thousands of Palestinians rallied in Gaza City and the West Bank on Tuesday in a mass show of strength to call for end to the division in their national movement. The biggest gathering was in Gaza City, where officials from the Hamas-run interior ministry said vast crowds had packed into the city's...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greetings From Fitzwalkerstan: Wisconsin GOP Denies Legislative Democrats Voting Rights
Not content to deny state, county and municipal employees and teachers a voice in the workplace -- with legislation that takes away collective bargaining rights -- Wisconsin Republicans have now moved to deny Democratic legislators the right to vote on legislation as it is being considered by state...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Japan Radioactivity Could Enter Food Chain, Children at Risk
Radioactive materials spewed into the air by Japan's earthquake-crippled nuclear plant may contaminate food and water resources, with children and unborn babies most at risk of possibly developing cancer. Experts said any exposure to radioactive materials has the potential to cause various kinds of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Battle for Control Rages in Libya
Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader's forces and rebels are fighting for control of the oil town of Brega as the battle for eastern Libya edged closer to Benghazi, the so-called "rebel capital" in the east. Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reported from Benghazi that "there is no immediate threat to...
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[title] Spent Nuclear Fuel - The Real Danger?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Coolant in Fourth Fukushima Reactor Might Be ‘Boiling Away’
The stricken nuclear plant at Fukushima in Japan may be on the verge of yet another crisis, after authorities said that ‘spent’ nuclear waste at a fourth reactor at the plant was in danger of overheating. Hidehiko Nishiyama confirmed to AP that the storage pond for waste fuel at the number 4...
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