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An Earthquake, Six Seismologists, and Seven Guilty Cases of Manslaughter

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Over three hundred people were killed in a 2009 earthquake in Italy. In the aftermath, many Italians focused their blame on the region's earthquake scientists, claiming that the scientists should have give more dire warnings of the quake's intensity in advance. Yesterday, an Italian court agreed, and sentenced six scientists and one government official to six years in prison for manslaughter. Dr. Roger Musson is one of the members of the scientific community who is condemning the case.

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Indian Point Nuclear Plant Can Withstand Seismic Activity, Officials Say

Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan's nuclear plant leak has moved many to consider what would happen in New York should seismic activity occur near the Indian Point nuclear plant in Buchanan, which is about 45 miles from Times Square.

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