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Toshiba Corp. President Satoshi Tsunakawa bows during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Japan's embattled Toshiba said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection. Toshiba said in a statement that it filed the chapter 11 petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of New York. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
March 29, 2017 - 5:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking a key step in its struggles to stop the flow of massive red ink. Toshiba said in a statement that it filed the Chapter 11 petition in the U.S...
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FILE- In this Sunday June. 20, 2010 file photo, men walk in an oil slick covering a creek near Bodo City in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
March 24, 2017 - 10:34 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German...
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FILE- In this Thursday, March 24, 2011 file photo, oil flows on the creek water's surface near an illegal oil refinery in Ogoniland, outside Port Harcourt, in Nigeria's Delta region. Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
March 24, 2017 - 9:29 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German...
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March 24, 2017 - 8:13 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German...
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March 17, 2017 - 10:44 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL UPDATE: Trump says he's '100 percent' behind health bill WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he wants people to know he's "100 percent behind" the House Republican health care bill. Trump is meeting with Republican lawmakers at the White House Friday morning...
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A woman cries as she mourns the victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami during a special memorial event in Tokyo, Saturday, March 11, 2017. Japan on Saturday marked the sixth anniversary of the 2011 tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people and left a devastated coastline along the country's northeast that has still not been fully rebuilt. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 11, 2017 - 1:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — Six years ago, more than 18,000 people died or went missing as a tsunami triggered by a massive quake engulfed coastal areas of northeastern Japan. Tens of thousands more people's lives were unraveled when they lost family members, friends, homes and livelihoods. The displacement...
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In this December 2016 photo provided by the Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne researchers wring out an "Oleo Sponge" pad to extract adsorbed crude oil obtained during tests at a seawater tank facility in Leonardo, N.J. Both the oil and the pad can be reused after this process. (Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory via AP)
March 06, 2017 - 2:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal researchers have created a new tool to clean up oil spills by tinkering with the kind of foam found in seat cushions. The modified foam can soak up oil floating on water and lurking below the surface, and then can be repeatedly wrung out and reused, the researchers say. It "...
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Naohiro Masuda, head of decommissioing for the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, speaks at a news conference in Tokyo Thursday, March 2, 2017. Masuda said more creativity in needed in developing robots to locate and assess the condition of melted fuel rods. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)
March 02, 2017 - 6:19 am
TOKYO (AP) — The head of decommissioning for the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant said Thursday that more creativity is needed in developing robots to locate and assess the condition of melted fuel rods. A robot sent inside the Unit 2 containment vessel last month could not reach as close to the...
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