Posts Tagged ‘nuclear’
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...
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.
A global energy struggle has begun that will reshape our world — and North Texas is one of the battlegrounds.
Michael T. Klare
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.
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....
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. ̶...
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...
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.
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...
Static’s old Stock Show-loving granny used to say, “When life hands you cow poop, make cow poop-ade.” Why life would be handling cow manure was never clear, but Static vowed to make poop-ade nonetheless. And s...
Space isn’t the final frontier – Just the next arms race.
In the depths of the Cold War, as the arms race between the United States and Soviet Union escalated, the terrible benchmarks were recorded — nuclear test dates, the unveiling of new weapons systems, the brinksmanship of the ...