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+ - Why Japan's Electric Grid Can't Cope->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The earthquake and tsunami took more than 27 gigawatts of power generation out of commission, causing the Tokyo Electric Power Company to institute rolling blackouts throughout eastern Japan that will continue through the summer's peak electricity use. But there's plenty of generation capacity in western Japan. Why can't they just send it over? Chalk it up to a "historical accident," in which the two halves of the national grid can't directly exchange power. Eastern Japan runs on 50-hertz electricity, while western Japan uses 60-hertz."
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+ - GlobalGreen Agriculture Press Release - 20110323->

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GGAgriculture writes "London, United Kingdom, March 23, 2011 — The recent developments in the global market for soft Commodities and the latest political events in Ukraine have moved us closer towards an inevitable land reform and an opening for foreign land ownership in the Ukraine, now estimated to take place as soon as 2012."
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+ - Star falls into black hole->

Submitted by thodelu
thodelu (1748596) writes "Astronomers are poring over data from what they say is one of the most puzzling cosmic blasts ever observed. Since Sunday, April 3, it has brightened by more than five times. The astronomers initial theory is that the unusual blast likely arose when a star wandered too close to its galaxy's central black hole."
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+ - 30 years to clean up Fukushima Daichi->

Submitted by 0WaitState
0WaitState (231806) writes "Damaged reactors at the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant may take three decades to decommission and cost operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. more than 1 trillion yen ($12 billion), engineers and analysts said.

Also related, the problems with disposing of 55 thousand tons of radioactive water"

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