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Nuclear Regulatory Commission releases audio of Fukushima disaster

Fukushima disaster: road destroyed

At the request of BURN, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission today released transcripts and audio recordings made at the NRC Operations Center during last year’s meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. The recordings show the inside workings of the U.S. government’s highest level efforts to understand and deal with the unfolding nuclear crisis.

February 21, 2012 more »

Audio Features: Alex Chadwick Discusses Electric Cars on Marketplace

Testing the voltage of a battery at the Electric Car Conversion Conference in Cape Girardeau, MO.

In September 2011, an international group of car and technology enthusiasts gathered in Cape Girardeau, MO for the first EVCCON — the Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention. They came from China and New Zealand, Amsterdam and Ontario, and from throughout the U.S. to exchange ideas, swap stories, and drive really really fast down a taxiway at the Cape Regional Airport.

December 9, 2011 more »