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Do You Live Inside a Nuclear Evacuation Zone?

[Click to enlarge] SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. ~ This week there’s been talk of restarting the Edison International-operated nuclear reactors at San Onofre.  Located between Los Angeles and San Diego, the two operational pressurized water reactors there ~ units #2 and #3 ~ have been shut down since January 2012, when an inspection found that new pipes that carry steam to and from the reactor’s generators showed unexpected corrosion less than two years ago after they were retrofitted. Any other time in the atomic age, the public might have just shrugged and accepted all the assurances of the giant utility. “Not to worry, folks.” But it’s only been 15 months since the triple meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi, and three of...

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Massive Power-Generating Blimp Takes to the Skies

Happy Earth Day! Here’s an example of human ingenuity coming up with sustainable concepts for generating electrical power with the wind. No longer will we be limited by static windmill tech and wind-friendly terrain.  High-altitude turbine blimps from Altaeros Energies are now being flight tested, and when these beautiful craft go on line, they could cut our energy costs by a whopping 65%.  (Gizmodo – turbine blimps)

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