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10 Most Radioactive Places on Earth

10 Most Radioactive Places on Earth

Intro: While the 2011 earthquake and the worries about Fukushima have brought the threat of radioactivity back into the public consciousness, many people still do not realize that radioactive contamination is a worldwide danger. Radionuclides are in the top six toxic threats as listed in the 2010...

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What Is Fracking?

Fracking is media term applied to a process known as Hydraulic Fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing was first used in the United States in 1947. Fracking (or hydraulic fracturing) is a process that creates fractures in rocks to force natural gas, water, and oil reserves trapped 5,000 to 20,000 feet...

Natural Gas Leak Displaces Seven Pennsylvania Families

Natural Gas Leak Displaces Seven Pennsylvania Families

A natural gas leak in Pennsylvania displaced seven families near Canton in Bradford County on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. The blowout occurred at 11:45 p.m. at a well site owned by Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Thousands of gallons of gas laden water poured into and contaminated a stream in Canton...

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How to Prepare for an Emergency

We live in precarious times; a time when disaster preparations are an important responsibility which cannot be overlooked. Emergency situations have become almost commonplace. It used to be that workplace violence, school shootings, terrorist attacks and natural disasters were rare occurrences....