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Packages under Hospital Lobby Desk may have Exposed Staff and PatientsInjuryBoard.com (blog) – Paul Napoli, 30 Aug 2010

Packages under Hospital Lobby Desk may have Exposed Staff and http://newyorkcity.injuryboard.com/toxic-substances/packages-under-hospital-lobby-desk-may-have-exposed-staff-and-patients-to-radiation.aspx?googleid=283994

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Kuwait fears radiation from Iran’s nuclear plant

Equipment to detect radiation levels in air, water, soil and food samples has been provided to Kuwaiti laboratories

Kuwait unveils plan to tackle possible radiation accidents, The National Newspaper, James Calderwood,   August 29. 2010 KUWAIT CITY  Kuwait’s ministry of health has announced a plan to deal with accidents involving radioactive pollution, one week after Kuwaiti officials expressed concern with the proximity of Iran’s new nuclear plant.. Continue reading

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10 years to ‘clean up’ Iraq’s nuclear sites?

the clearing operation which had been estimated to take up to 10 years. So far scientists have only cleared one site in central Baghdad.

EU to help Iraq dismantle old nuclear facilities . (Reuters), By Aseel Kami. Aug 29, 2010 BAGHDAD, – The European Union signed a 2.5 million euro ($3.2 million) agreement with Iraq on Sunday to help Iraqi scientists’ dismantle, decommission and decontaminate nuclear facilities built under dictator Saddam Hussein……. Continue reading

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Demands to scrap plans for nuclear plant in Jaitapur

The most important point that has come from the discussions with the NPCIL is the information that the project does not have proper disposal or storage mechanism for nuclear waste and the information in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), prepared by the NEERI about the nuclear waste storage and disposal, is completely false,”

Jaitapur nuclear plant needs thorough regulatory scrutiny’, The Hindu , 29 Aug 2010, The Konkan Bachao Samiti (KBS), which is opposing the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant (JNPP) in Ratnagiri, has said that several questions on the project remain unanswered. Continue reading

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USA’s grand solar opportunity depends on USA Senate

One factor could snarl that time line: the expiration of federal incentives, specifically the Treasury Dept.’s cash grant program, which currently covers 30% of a project’s costs, as long as construction has begun by the end of 2010. SEIA and other groups are pushing to have the qualifying construction start date extended by two years, to the end of 2012…….

Members of the US Senate Finance Committee didn’t return calls asking when they would vote on extending the program…….

Solar power: Brighter long-term investment outlook, The Economic Times, 29 Aug 2010, With utilities adopting standards to increase the amount of solargenerated electricity in coming years, the US could bolster its presence in the global solar-power market. The quickening growth pace could present attractive opportunities for investors, Continue reading

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Farmers in India fight to keep their land from nuclear power plant

Fatehabad farmers see nuclear plant as a liability, The Hindu, 30 Aug 2010, , The agitating farmers of Gorakhpur-Kumharia village of Haryana have decided to stage an indefinite dharna outside the mini secretariat at Fatehabad, over 300 km from here, to protest against the acquisition of over 1,400 acres by the government for a nuclear power plant there…..Apart from a section of farmers not ready to part with their land at any cost, there are many whose objection is to the price being offered. “In the proposed power plant, over 500 acres of land which is ‘most fertile’ and fetches over Rs. 20 lakh per acre in market but the government rate is Rs. 11.65 lakh per acre which is unfair…
“There is only one important demand — land should be compensated by providing land and employment. No matter how much money is given, it will vanish after a generation.” The Hindu : News / National : Fatehabad farmers see nuclear plant as a liability

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