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Fukushima: One Year Later

The Fukushima Daiichi disaster raised fresh concerns about the safety of America’s nuclear power plants and the wisdom of building new nuclear power plants in the United States. One year after the deadly earthquake and tsunami that spawned the meltdowns at Fukushima, new information continues to emergy about the events that took place at Fukushima and the implications for the people of Japan and the future of nuclear power.

This issue brief provides an update on the situation at Fukushima on the first anniversary of the disaster.

 

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STATE SETTLES SUIT WITH BRAZIALAN BLOWOUT

This week California’s Attorney General settled a suit with the makers of “Brazilian Blowout” on the grounds that it had mislabeled it’s product as formaldehyde free, when in fact this was not the case. Formaldehyde is a potential carcinogen with dangerous impacts to the eyes and lungs. 

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Yuba City solar power praised

Yuba City residents use more solar energy than 90 percent of the state, according to an environmental report released this week.

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Sonoma County embraces solar power

You might not realize it on a foggy winter morning, but Sonoma County cities are really soaking in the sun. A new study shows the county has one of the highest concentrations of solar energy users in the state.

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Woodland named a California solar power leader

Woodland, trailing only Chico, is a state leader in solar power, according to a new environmental report. The report, which came out Tuesday from the Los Angeles-based Environment California Policy and Research Center, said Chico produces more solar power per resident than any other city in the state, with solar capacity per resident at .110 kilowatt, followed by Woodland in second place at .100 kilowatt, for cities with 50,000 residents or more.

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