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Fukushima Daiichi, the Japanese nuclear reactor damaged in 2011 by a record-breaking earthquake and tsunami, is the subject of much controversy related to fear of nuclear power and fallout, fears based on misconceptions about the safety of atomic energy and the linear no-threshold model.

Thanks to the success of U.S. oil companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” — a process used to extract oil trapped in shale formations — the United States will soon pass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer. Both Saudi Arabia and the United States passed Russia for the top spot in recent years.

U.S. Navy sailors are suing the Fukushima utility TEPCO for exposing them to nuclear radiation during Operation Tomodachi, the humanitarian mission to aid victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

Beginning January 1, the manufacture and importation of Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb will essentially be banned in the United States under a 2007 law.

It you think that wind and solar electrical power generation can replace all of the electricity now being produced via coal-fired plants, think again.

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