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Radioactive Isotope Found In North Anna Groundwater

Officials with Dominion Power say they have found evidence of double the amount of a radioactive isotope allowed by federal regulations in the groundwater at the North Anna nuclear powerplant.

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What's Behind The Recent Hike In Gas Prices?

Oil prices have jumped sharply in the past two weeks, and the price of gasoline has followed suit. Experts are pointing to everything from the tensions with Iran to a decrease in supply as a possible cause. One expert even thinks the rise in fuel prices could be good for the economy.
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Maryland Considers Natural Gas Export Facility

Dominion Power has expressed an interest in building an export facility for natural gas in Maryland, which area environmental activists oppose because of the impacts of the controversial fracking process that is used to produce it.

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Energy-Efficient Items Tax-Free In Maryland

It's the last day to take advantage of a tax holiday in Maryland for certain environmentally friendly purchases.

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Pounding Pavement In Search Of A Smoother Drive

As many of the nation's highways continue to deteriorate, the funds to fix them are dwindling. In California, researchers are developing next-generation pavements that are quieter, more durable and more fuel-efficient, all on a tight budget.
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Commentary: Maryland's Energy Consumption

How much can a small state like Maryland do to make a difference in climate change? Commentator Mike Tidwell says state lawmakers need to take action on legislation that minimizes the environmental impact of energy consumption.

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Desert Military Bases Could Be Boon To Solar

Military bases in the California desert could host seven gigawatts of solar power installations--roughly equivalent to the output of seven nuclear plants--according to a study commissioned by the Department of Defense. Study director Robert Kwartin discusses the report.
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Approved Reactors Could Power Up Nuclear Industry

Federal regulators signed off on the construction and operation of two nuclear reactors at a Georgia plant. It's the first license to be granted for a new reactor in the U.S. since 1978. Nuclear expert Per Peterson discusses the reactors' design, safety features and what this means for the future of nuclear power.

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