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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: March 18, 2011

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March 18, 2011

Daily Roundup: March 18, 2011

Cause for Concern: A recent analysis of nuclear power plant safety highlighted 14 "near misses," including California's Diablo Canyon plant, which operated for 18 months with its emergency system disabled. The plant is located near the San Andreas and Hosgri fault lines. San Francisco Chronicle and Treehugger

Smooth Move: President Obama ordered a new safety review of U.S. nuclear plants. CBS News

No Fear: Officials say the small amounts of radiation detected in California today pose no threat to human health. The radiation, released from Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, is expected to reach Europe next week. Reuters

New Digs: Jane Goodall's archives will be moved to Duke University. The primate expert's data was previously held at the University of Minnesota. L.A. Unleashed

Hybrid on Hold: A Japanese factory that produces Prius batteries sustained earthquake damage. Manufacturing operations have been suspended at Toyota, Nissan, and other companies to help the country conserve energy. Los Angeles Times

--Della Watson


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