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38 years after massive protest, shoreham nuke plant sits empty


all that's left of the ill-fated shoreham nuclear power plant -- besides $1 billion in debt -- is a sarcophagus.






don't clear 350 acres for a solar farm in shoreham


the most compelling argument is that lipa should let the shoreham solar proposal be gone with the wind.






in mexico, fears a new plant will kill wastewater farming


for more than 100 years, most of what gets flushed down mexico city's toilets has resurfaced two hours to the north in the rivers and reservoirs of the rural mezquital valley. a massive new water treatment plant is about to change this.






french workers protest by 'booby-trapping' plant


the 279 employees of a car parts manufacturer want to pressure clients to maintain orders and keep the plant afloat.






officials: springs, shoreham-wading river pick superintendents


two suffolk county school districts -- springs and shoreham-wading river -- have both announced the appointments of veteran educators as superintendents.






firefighters battle massive gas-fed blaze at south l.a. food processing plant


firefighters were battling a massive gas-fed inferno monday night at a commercial food processing plant in south los angeles, and officials said explosions were heard from inside the burning building. the fire was reported about 8:10 p.m. at south compton avenue and east 41st street, said margaret...






in mexico, fears a new plant will kill wastewater farming


tepatepec, mexico (ap) — for more than 100 years, most of what gets flushed down mexico city’s toilets has resurfaced two hours to the north in the rivers and reservoirs of the rural mezquital valley. a massive new water treatment plant is about to change this. but rather than welcoming the prospect of cleaner water, […]






panel gives small victory to utilities in nuke plant lawsuit


an arbitration panel on monday awarded california utilities $125 million in a lawsuit claiming that mitsubishi heavy industries supplied faulty steam generators that helped lead to the closure of the san onofre nuclear plant — a hollow victory that was a tiny fraction of the $7.6 billion sought by southern california edison and its partners.






firefighters knock down massive blaze at south l.a. food processing plant; arson


firefighters battled a massive gas-fed inferno monday night at a commercial food processing plant in south los angeles, and officials said explosions were heard from inside the burning building. the fire was reported about 8:10 p.m. at south compton avenue and east 41st street, said margaret stewart,...






panel gives small victory to utilities in nuke plant lawsuit


san francisco (ap) — an arbitration panel has awarded california utilities $125 million in a lawsuit claiming that mitsubishi heavy industries supplied faulty steam generators that helped lead to the closure of the san onofre nuclear plant. but the award announced monday night was a tiny fraction of the $7.6 billion that southern california edison […]






residents of chinese city protest against aluminum plant


beijing (ap) — residents in an oil town near china’s border with russia protested tuesday against a planned aluminum plant over pollution fears, in the latest example of chinese demanding clean air. video footage circulating on social media purportedly from the protest in northeast china showed more than 200 people chanting and holding banners outside […]






panel gives small victory to utilities in nuke plant lawsuit


los angeles (ap) — an arbitration panel on monday awarded california utilities $125 million in a lawsuit claiming that mitsubishi heavy industries supplied faulty steam generators that helped lead to the closure of the san onofre nuclear plant — a hollow victory that was a tiny fraction of the $7.6 billion sought by southern california […]






wenger says arsenal faces ‘massive’ challenge to reach top 4


london (ap) — with arsenal in danger of failing to qualify for the champions league for the first time in 21 years, manager arsene wenger says his team faces a “massive” challenge to finish in the top four of the premier league. sixth-placed arsenal is seven points behind fourth-placed manchester city, which sits in the […]






shoreham-wading river district defunds 2018 senior class trip


leaders of the shoreham-wading river school district, facing a backlash for paying nearly $153,000 for the senior class trip to disney world, are defunding next year's trip.






panel gives small victory to utilities in nuke plant lawsuit


los angeles (ap) — an arbitration panel awarded california utilities $125 million in a lawsuit claiming that mitsubishi heavy industries supplied faulty steam generators that helped lead to the closure of the san onofre nuclear plant — a hollow victory that was a tiny fraction of the $7.6 billion sought by southern california edison and […]






residents of chinese city protest against aluminum plant


residents in an oil town near china's border with russia protested tuesday against a planned aluminum plant over pollution fears, in the latest example of chinese demanding clean air.






trauma to lives, economy from tsunami persists 6 years on


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 widened as entire communities fled after meltdowns at the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear plant.






belarus march against nuclear power on chernobyl anniversary


minsk, belarus (ap) — about 400 people have marched in belarus’ capital to mark the anniversary of the 1986 chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and protest the construction of a nuclear plant in the country. wednesday was the 31st anniversary of the explosion and fire at the nuclear plant in neighboring ukraine. the disaster spewed […]






pressure on north korea ratcheted up amid nuke test possibility


china sternly warns pyongyang against marking holiday with test as u.s. nuke-powered sub arrives in south korea and american aircraft carrier heads for region






camden's field of dreams withers, but construction blooms


a baseball stadium that was hailed as a sign of the bright future of the waterfront in the poverty-stricken city of camden now sits mostly empty, but hundreds of millions in redevelopment projects are rising up around it.






camden's field of dreams withers, but construction blooms


a baseball stadium that was once hailed as a sign of the bright future of the waterfront in the poverty-stricken city of camden now sits mostly empty, but hundreds of millions in redevelopment projects are rising up around it.






in mexico, fears a new plant will kill wastewater farming


a massive new water treatment plant is seen as an unwelcome development by local farmers who use the mexico city’s untreated sewage as fertilizer-rich, if foul, irrigation water.






vietnam arrests activist who led protest against polluter


in vietnam's latest crackdown on dissent, police have arrested an activist who organized a protest against a polluting steel plant, saying he instigated demonstrators to attack and injure several police officers.






vietnam arrests activist who led protest against polluter


in vietnam's latest crackdown on dissent, police have arrested an activist who organized a protest against a polluting steel plant, saying that he instigated demonstrators to attack and injure several police officers.






camden's field of dreams withers, but construction blooms


a baseball stadium once hailed as a sign of the bright future of the waterfront in the poverty-stricken city of camden now sits mostly empty, but redevelopment projects worth hundreds of millions are rising up around it.






seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage


millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the united states' second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating seattle's waste.






seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage


millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the united states' second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating seattle's waste.






“a day without a woman” protest faces backlash


the organizers of the massive post-inauguration womens' marches have called on female workers to stay home from work on wednesday, raising concerns among some supporters of the burgeoning feminist movement that the burden of the protest will fall too heavily on the poor.






u.s. wants to have its immigration cake and eat it too


a few years ago, i met a kid whose mother worked in a beef slaughtering plant in garden city, kan. the plant employees were latino immigrants, and many were in the country illegally. this kid had to m age his mother’s hand after she e home each night because it was frozen in the shape of the...






belarus march against nuclear power on chernobyl anniversary


about 400 people have marched in belarus' capital to mark the anniversary of the 1986 chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and protest the construction of a nuclear plant in the country.






critical turkish newspaper publishes blank issue in protest


a turkish opposition paper has published a "may 19 press freedom special edition," left blank in protest of detentions of some staff members. saturday's edition of the sozcu newspaper carried empty columns with writers' names and also left the weather blank.






in the dirt with ron finley, the gangsta gardener


ron finley is standing in the deep end of an olympic-sized swimming pool. the pool is empty, has been empty for years, the water long ago replaced by an elaborate garden. the garden overflows the geometry of the pool, growing up the sides, in and out of buckets and boxes and pails, around brightly...






retirees at ge plant in canada see hope for health claims


peterborough, ontario (ap) — marilyn harding cries as she talks about her late husband and his death from pancreatic cancer five years after retiring from a three-decade career at the general electric factory in her hometown. harding, who spent nearly 40 years working at the plant until she retired in 2004, has also had cancer, […]






mexican farmers who use sewage as fertilizer fear new wastewater plant


a massive new water-treatment plant is causing trouble in mexico. angry farmers are demanding the government honor an 1895 presidential decree granting them the right to the capital's untreated sewage, which they see as fertilizer-rich, if foul, irrigation water.






slow-motion footage of an airburst nuclear explosion hitting the ground


from the newly-released archives. after collecting dust in high-security vaults for more than 65 years, hundreds of reels of film showing cold war nuclear bomb tests have been declassified by the united states. from 1945 to 1962, the united states detonated more than 210 nuclear bombs, with multiple cameras capturing each explosion at around 2,400 frames per second. there's so many to watch! (more…)