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Perry: I’m okay with the Supreme Court staying Buck’s execution

Rick Perry is not upset over the Supreme Court stepping in to delay his state’s latest execution. Speaking at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Iowa Friday evening, the Texas governor felt the Supreme Court was taking “the appropriate path” in issuing an emergency stay on the execution of Duane Buck.…

Perry: I’m okay with the Supreme Court staying Buck’s execution

Rick Perry is not upset over the Supreme Court stepping in to delay his state’s latest execution. Speaking at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Iowa Friday evening, the Texas governor felt the Supreme Court was taking “the appropriate path” in issuing an emergency stay on the execution of Duane Buck.…

Japan halts Fukushima cattle shipments on radiation worries

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s government ordered the suspension of all shipments of beef cattle from Fukushima prefecture on Tuesday after discovering that cattle fed rice straw contaminated with high levels of radioactive cesium had been shipped nationwide. The discovery has added to consumer worries over food safety following contamination incidents…

Japan scare grows over radiation-tainted beef

A scare over radiation-tainted beef in Japan spread on Monday as more cows from seven farms in the Fukushima region were found to have been trucked across the country after eating contaminated straw. The 411 cattle, from the same prefecture as the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, were sent to…

Oil firms in China come under fire

BEIJING — Chinese netizens and a state press report on Sunday questioned safety standards at oil firms after a fire erupted at a plant owned by state-run CNPC — the industry’s fourth incident in six weeks. The country is still grappling with a huge oil spill off its eastern coast…

Japan may halt shipments after radioactive beef sent out

Japan was Friday considering a ban on shipments of all cattle fromFukushima prefecture, site of its tsunami-hit nuclear plant, as fears deepened about radioactive beef, Kyodo News reported. The move follows news that beef from another 42 cattle has been shipped to Tokyo and other areas over recent months after the animals were…

White House admits marijuana has ‘some’ medical value

Just days after the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) insisted that there is no medical value to marijuana, the White House appeared to contradict the position, saying in a report that there may actually be “some” medical value to “individual components of the cannabis plant” after all. The statement was just…

French nuclear reactor authorized for 10 more years

French safety authorities Monday said they had cleared a reactor at a 33-year-old nuclear plant to go on functioning for another decade provided maintenance work is carried out. The number one reactor at Fessenheim, France’s oldest nuclear plant, “is suitable to be used for 10 more years on condition that…

Diesel cars gain traction slowly in U.S. market

After many fits and starts, diesel cars are gaining traction in the US market, fueled largely by German carmakers including Volkswagen, which opened a plant in May in Tennessee. Diesel auto sales in the United States revved higher this year thanks to some temporary factors, including a shortage of hybrid…

Japan groups alarmed by radioactive soil

TOKYO — Soil radiation in a city 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Japan’s stricken nuclear plant is above levels that prompted resettlement after the Chernobyl disaster, citizens’ groups said Tuesday. The survey of four locations in Fukushima city, outside the nuclear evacuation zone, showed that all soil samples contained caesium…

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