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Suspected Radiation Leak Shuts Down California Reactor

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. nuclear energy agency ordered a reactor at a California power plant shut down Wednesday because of a possible radiation leak. Officials say radiation may have escaped from a pipe Tuesday at the San Onofre plant near San Diego in southern California. Regulators say any leak would have been of a very low level […]

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Burma Cancels Coal Plant Over Environmental Opposition

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s government says it has decided to stop construction of a large coal-fired power plant because of environmental concerns. Burma’s electricity minister, Khin Maung Soe, told reporters Monday that the ministry will not move forward on the multi-billion-dollar project in the southern Dawei port because the plant could have a negative environmental impact. The Dawei […]

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Major Fire Engulfs Texas Chemical Plant, Nearby Schools Evacuated

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A major fire has engulfed an industrial plant in the U.S. state of Texas, sending large plumes of potentially toxic smoke into the sky. The fire broke out Monday at a chemical plant south of Dallas. Local authorities said all workers had evacuated. They appealed to neighboring communities for additional firefighters to help battle the […]

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Indian State Halts Land Takeover for Steel Plant

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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The eastern Indian state of Orissa has temporarily halted plans to acquire land for a South Korean steel plant after protest by locals. The South Korean steel giant POSCO wants to build a $12 billion facility on some 1,250 hectares of tribal land. A local official says the land acquisition process for POSCO has been […]

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