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Radioactivity in Solid Waste

 Regulation and Guidance for Dealing with Radioactivity in Solid Waste in Pennsylvania The link below provides the presentation made on the subject above: http://www.dep.state.pa.us/brp/Radiation_Control_Division/SolidWasteMonitoring/SW_rad_monitoring.pdf It is a technical presentation with many abbreviations. The find the meaning of them, go to this link and enter the abbreviation in the search box at the upper...

At Ford Headquarters, Electric Cars To Be Charged ...

Ford is planning to build a solar canopy covering 360 parking spaces at their world headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan near Detroit. The company, which is teaming with DTE Energy, will spend roughly $5 million to construct the 1.038 megawatt project, which when completed in 2015 will be the largest solar array in the state. Thirty of the spaces covered by the solar canopy will include charging stations for plug-in electric...

Utica Shale activity continuing to move south

YOUNGSTOWN The latest report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources proves what already had become apparent in the Mahoning Valley: Utica Shale drilling activity has moved to southern Ohio and doesn’t appear to be coming back. The core of the Utica is in a narrow swath in Belmont, Monroe, Noble and Harrison counties, said Gabriele Sorbara, an analyst for Topeka Capital Markets. The issue in the northern part of the...

Fracking fire intensifies push to change Ohio chem...

WOODSFIELD, OHIO — “Environmentalists say the recent fire at a hydraulic fracturing well in southeastern Ohio highlights the flaws in state and federal disclosure laws for chemicals used in ‘fracking.’ The fire at the Monroe County well site on June 28 spread to 20 nearby trucks on the drilling pad, and required additional firefighters from six counties to contain it. Melissa English, development director with Ohio...

IEA chief: Only a decade left in US shale oil boom

A surge in US oil and natural gas production has lifted hopes about North American energy security, but that growth will plateau and will be difficult to replicate elsewhere, says Maria van der Hoeven, chief executive of the International Energy Agency, in an interview with the Monitor. The United States is awash in hydrocarbons, the result of good geology, supportive prices, a favorable regulatory and investment climate,...

New Study Says Beef 10x More Damaging To The Envir...

A new study has found that the environmental impact of beef production is significantly worse than that of dairy, poultry, pork and eggs. According to one expert, cutting down on red meat would actually have more impact on carbon emissions than abandoning cars. The study has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Livestock production is known to have serious impacts on the environment; it affects...

Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured

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The Amount Of Carbon Dioxide In Our Air Just Reach...

On Monday, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii told Climate Central that June would be be the third month in a row where, for the entire month, average levels of carbon dioxide were above 400 parts per million (ppm). In other words, that’s the longest time in recorded history that this much carbon dioxide has been in the atmosphere. The finding is troubling...