Water & Oceans

"Russia To Power Arctic Drilling With Floating Nuclear Reactors"

"It would sit in the icy waters of the Arctic, and provide a constant supply of electricity to a massive rig drilling for oil. They could be mass produced, potentially cutting the cost of drilling projects. The twist? The electricity on these floating power plants would come from a nuclear reactor."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 04/30/2015

CA Cement Quarry To Pay $7.5M To Settle Water Pollution Violations

"CUPERTINO -- The Lehigh Hanson cement plant, a longtime producer of Silicon Valley building materials but also a significant polluter, will pay $7.5 million as part of an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to settle charges it dumped millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into a nearby creek."

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 04/29/2015

"Duke Energy To Hand Out Bottled Water in NC After Wells Polluted

"Duke Energy, the largest electric utility in the US, has agreed to provide dozens of families in North Carolina with bottled water after state testing found private wells near sites where the company stores coal waste contaminated with potentially toxic chemicals."

Source: Guardian, 04/29/2015

"White House Issues Veto Threats for First Two GOP Spending Bills"

The White House Tuesday issued veto threats for two GOP-sponsored 2016 appropriations bills likely to be taken up by the House this week. One is the Energy and Water appropriation, which the White House says underfunds clean energy jobs programs and contains "ideological riders" such as one that would thwart efforts to protect clean water.

Source: The Hill, 04/29/2015


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