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Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation’s nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios. A National Academy of Sciences report says that means thinking about earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, solar storm, multiple failures and situations that seem freakishly unusual. ...

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Study shows how drilling wastewater causes quakes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up Oklahoma. Those wells seem to have triggered more than 100 small-to-medium earthquakes in the past five years, according to a study published Thursday by the journal Science. Many of the quakes were much farther away from ...

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Food not checked for radiation poses risk in Fukushima: study

BY MIZUHO AOKI Eating unchecked homegrown vegetables and wild game from radiation-tainted areas on a regular basis can lead to high levels of internal radiation exposure, according to the results of a study published Tuesday in the U.S. online science journal PLOS ONE. However, levels of radioactive cesium detected in the bodies of the study’s participants declined once they stopped ...

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Governor Fallin: Let scientists study earthquakes before any drilling decisions are made

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STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma scientists need to determine if there is a correlation between earthquake activity and oil and natural gas drilling before she would consider a ban on fracking or injection drilling, Gov. Mary Fallin told Stillwater residents Monday. The Republican governor spent the day in Stillwater, helping Oklahoma State University launch its OSU Teach program, meeting with Stillwater ...

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