Posts Tagged ‘nuclear’
THIS YOUNG WOMAN FROM RURAL IRAN IS NOW OUR FRIEND. (photo courtesy of wikipedia).

Morning News Roundup, Jul 14

Jeff Prince
Iran Agrees To Nuclear Deal The Middle East is saved! No more terrorism! No more violence! No more war! Well, that might be overstating Iran’s agreement to curb its nuclear program. But it’s a start. All Hail Sid Bass! Some...


Fools Rush In

Legislators consider bringing high-level radioactive waste to Texas.
The Texas Legislature will hold hearings this year on the supposed benefits of our state storing the very hottest type of radioactive waste. Only political greed overriding common sense could account for such a stupid idea. Whe...


Nuclear Threats

Are federal regulators retaliating against their own nuclear inspectors?
About 9:30 a.m. on June 7 last year, workers at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant near Omaha, Neb., raised the alarm. Some minutes earlier, an electrical fire had sparked in a large fuse box –– the result of poor install...

What Will the Kids Get?

The Texas that remains after the ecological plunderers pass through may not be a thing of pride.
About 470 years ago, famed Spanish explorer Francisco Vazquez de Coronado and his men got lost in the Texas panhandle. They floundered there for three weeks.

The New Thirty Years’ War

A global energy struggle has begun that will reshape our world — and North Texas is one of the battlegrounds.
Michael T. Klare
A 30-year war for energy pre-eminence?  You wouldn’t wish it even on a desperate planet.  But that’s where we’re headed.

Direct from Frac to Fish

Unnoticed by most local news media, on March 9 a tanker carrying toxic wastewater from a gas field overturned just north of the intersection of I-30 and University Drive—between Trinity Park and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden....

Tsunami Damage A Natural Gas Boon?

Jeff Prince
Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money,” says the tsunami that hit Japan and damaged several nuclear-powered reactors will be the death knell for nuclear energy and a boon for natural gas in that country. ̶...

Car-Buying Caveat

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Regarding the Metropolis article (“Treading on Trouble,” Jan. 26, 2011), I have a similar story: I bought a new 2005 Altima from a large local Nissan dealer. I didn’t want the after-market wheels/tires on i...

Quiet on Nukes

If you haven’t heard much recently about how the hearings are going on Luminant Energy’s proposal to build two new reactors at its Comanche Peak nuclear power plant, it’s not surprising, plant opponent say.

Nukes in the Air

Gayle Reaves
The fight over more nukes in North Texas gets another public airing tomorrow in Granbury. The SEED Coalition, Public Citizen, a Fort Worth-based group called True Cost of Nukes, and others are opposing the application by Lumina...