It was a big night for a local little league team.
The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and the Bidwell Training Center have changed countless lives in Western Pennsylvania.
A Japanese surgeon, who works in Pittsburgh as a transplant researcher, was called on as part of a Japanese medical disaster team.
Few people from Pittsburgh know firsthand what it’s like to try to manage a potential nuclear disaster like Dick Thornburgh. He was governor of Pennsylvania at the time of the Three Mile Island emergency.
Mike Pintek recalls his experiences covering the Three Mile Island disaster.
The sheer size of its new corporate headquarters in Cranberry will tell you Westinghouse is a major force in the region’s economy, but will the accidents in Fukushima, Japan, put the brakes on what’s been called the nuclear renaissance?
A new list from Nuclear Regulatory Commission puts the nuclear power plant in Beaver County in the top five of those most at risk of being damaged during an earthquake. But are we really at risk?
The nuclear situation in Japan has the attention of some people in Beaver County who live next to the Beaver Valley Nuclear Generating Station, our area’s only nuclear power plant.
Explosions and the release of radioactive gases in Japan have caused worldwide alarm and the evacuation of the immediate area. At Westinghouse Electric in Cranberry, such threats are evaluated every day as engineers and nuclear scientists attempt to design against them.
The kindness of strangers and Facebook helped easy the worries of parents who son is still living in Japan’s quake zone.
The first American researcher to investigate the Chernobyl reactor meltdown on site, along with Russian and Ukrainian scientists in the years after that disaster, says what’s happening in Japan has not reached the magnitude of Chernobyl yet.
Dr. Joe Suyama, medical director of UPMC Urgent Care in Shadyside, is an expert in radiation health risks and has been watching the Japanese response at three nuclear reactors.
Pittsburgh’s small Japanese community is continuing to closely monitor the events back in their native country following last week’s destructive earthquake and tsunami.