Waste shipments to WIPP to soon resume

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/WR-Waste-shipments-to-WIPP-expected-to-resume-soon-1602174.html

The shipment of transuranic wastes from generator sites to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico is set to resume in April. The US Department of Energy (DoE) expects a total of 128 shipments to be made to WIPP over the next 12 months.”

Scary huh?

Why I Teach Plato to Plumbers – The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/plato-to-plumbers/361373/

An article everyone should read. I am in this situation asbi am sure many of you are – teaching adjunct, squirreling together an income. I often feel like dropping out of the work force. What’s the point? Read on:
“Henry David Thoreau is as relevant as ever when he writes, “We seem to have forgotten that the expression ‘a liberal education’ originally meant among the Romans one worthy of free men; while the learning of trades and professions by which to get your livelihood merely, was considered worthy of slaves only.”

Concerned Alaska Native, First Nation representatives attend Seabridge Gold annual meeting – Alaska Journal of Commerce – Breaking News 2015 – Anchorage, AK

http://www.alaskajournal.com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/Breaking-News-2015/Concerned-Alaska-Native-First-Nation-representatives-attend-Seabridge-Gold-annual-meeting/

“We’ve come to Toronto to ask Seabridge whether it will publicly support an International Joint commission review,” Olsen said in a press release. “We’re deeply concerned about the unprecedented downstream risks to our people, who rely on the health of our rivers for their livelihoods. As with the Pebble Mine, the long-term risks outweigh the rewards.”

Mining project in British Columbia will impact tribal lands an rivers and livelihood …..possible IJC review. Touch on link to read more.

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Obama proposes nuclear cooperation between USA and China

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NP-Obama-proposes-nuclear-cooperation-between-USA-and-China-22041502.html

“I have determined that the performance of the agreement will promote, and will not constitute an unreasonable risk to, the common defence and security,” Obama wrote. “I hereby approve the proposed agreement and authorize the Secretary of State to arrange for its execution.”

“In a statement to the US Congress yesterday and published by the White House the same day, Obama said the proposed agreement had been negotiated in accordance with the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 and other applicable laws.”

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