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  • Underground fire 300 meters from nuclear waste causes St. Louis to hatch contingency plan

    10/08/2015 10:34:34 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 08 October 2015
    ST. LOUIS – Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by just 300 meters. Government officials have quietly adopted an emergency plan in case the smoldering embers ever reach the waste, a potentially “catastrophic event” that could send up a plume of radioactive smoke over a densely populated area near the city’s main airport. Although the fire at Bridgeton Landfill has been burning since at least 2010, the plan for a worst-case scenario was developed only a year ago and...
  • Apple: We are on pace to beat last year's iPhone first-weekend record

    09/14/2015 12:22:23 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 82 replies
    CNBC ^ | CNB staff
    Apple on Monday said it's on pace to beat last year's iPhone first-weekend record, and the stock opened higher on the news. "Customer response to iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world," the company said in a statement. "We are on pace to beat last year's 10 million unit first-weekend record when the new iPhones go on sale Sept. 25." According to an iPhone Inventory blog which tracks the back-order status of the various iPhone models, the wait time for the big-screen iPhone 6S Plus in China...
  • The Barack Hessein Obama Memorial Landfill Is A Perfect Location for His Presidential Library

    02/11/2015 8:01:20 AM PST · by Stayfree · 29 replies
    Self | February 11, 2015 | Stayfree
    In a fitting honor of his legacy, the state of North Dakota named its new monster landfill as the Barack Hussein Obama Memorial Landfill to underscore the feelings of most Americans with an IQ above 10. "We wanted to do something to honor the president," says Republican State Senator Doug Perlman, who was the lead sponsor of the bill. "And I think a pile of garbage is a fitting tribute to Obama's presidency."
  • SATIRE /HOAX: North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama

    11/24/2014 7:41:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Daily Currant Politics North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama Nov 17, 2014 Climate Change And Global Pollution To Be Discussed At Copenhagen SummitThe state of North Dakota has named a new publicly-owned landfill after President Barack Obama. In an overwhelming 35-10 vote, the state Senate advanced a bill naming a 650-acre site currently under construction after the nation’s 44th president. Governor Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign the measure into law Tuesday. When completed, the Barack Obama Memorial Landfill will be the largest waste disposal site in North Dakota, and the 17th largest in the United States. It will...
  • Christie vetoes bill aiming to ban fracking waste in N.J.

    08/08/2014 9:39:04 PM PDT · by MikeNJ · 3 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | August 08, 2014 | Brent Johnson
    TRENTON — For the second time in two years, Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have banned the dumping of fracking waste in New Jersey. Environmentalists and lawmakers from both parties had championed the measure, which would have prohibited companies from treating, discharging, disposing, and storing waste from hydraulic fracturing — the controversial practice of pumping water, sand, and chemicals deep underground to harvest natural gas. Though an increase in fracking in recent years has caused U.S. energy production to spike, critics worry that the practice could pollute drinking water supplies. And while fracking doesn't happen in...
  • Diggers find Atari's E.T. games in landfill

    04/26/2014 2:41:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA
    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A documentary film production company has found buried in a New Mexico landfill hundreds of the Atari "E.T." game cartridges that some call the worst video game ever made. Film director Zak Penn showed one "E.T." cartridge retrieved from the site and said that hundreds more were found in the mounds of trash and dirt scooped by a backhoe. ... A New York Times article from Sept. 28, 1983, says 14 truckloads of discarded game cartridges and computer equipment were dumped on the site. An Atari spokesman quoted in the story said the games came from...
  • Landrieu: I’ll put GOP foe on defensive on health care

    04/23/2014 7:51:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 22, 2014 | BY GREG SARGENT
    Senator Mary Landrieu is one of the most vulnerable of red state Democratic incumbents, and her reelection challenges — like those of other red state Dems — are said to be all about Obamacare. But in an interview today, Landrieu vowed to campaign aggressively against GOP foe Bill Cassidy’s opposition to the Medicaid expansion in the state, offered a spirited defense of the law — while acknowledging it has some problems — and even insisted he’d be at a “disadvantage” over the issue. “It’s a solid law that needs improvement,” Landrieu said. “My opponent offers nothing but repeal, repeal, and...
  • Teller County man claims he dumped gold in landfill during divorce dispute ($500,000)

    10/30/2013 5:14:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Gazette ^ | 10/24/13 | Lance Benzel
    A fortune in gold, gleefully chucked into a Colorado Springs trash bin? That's the claim of Earl Ray Jones, a Teller County man who says he converted $500,000 in life savings into gold in May and then threw it away - all to prevent his wife of 25 years from seeing a nickel in their pending divorce. **SNIP** Jones is facing a Nov. 4 sentencing in Teller County for menacing after he beat up his wife and held her captive in their Divide home during a March fight over finances. April Jones filed for divorce three weeks after the assault....
  • Maybe it's Time to Move the Hollywood Sign to a Place Where it Really Belongs...

    06/14/2013 11:37:02 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-14-13 | The Looking Spoon
    People who live outside of Los Angeles and Orange County in California get a very warped perception of what Hollywood really is, other than the cleaned up touristy things  to look at and the very controlled red carpet events most of the rest of it is as grimey and dirty as their morals....it's fitting really.
  • Babies Gosnell Killed in Abortion, Infanticide Taken to State Landfills

    05/28/2013 9:19:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    What became of many of the babies abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell killed in horrific abortions and infanticides? One researcher has the answers. Michael Marcavage of Stop Stericycle, a campaign to get the waste management company out of the abortion business, released a report showing many of the bodies of the babies killed eventually made their way to Pennsylvania landfills. Marcavage says the bodies were supposed to be taken to be incinerated, as is appropriate under Pennsylvania state law. However, he says many of the bodies of Gosnell’s abortion victims were mislabeled and, as a result, were taken to landfills, which...
  • New law: Don't toss electronics with the trash.

    01/26/2013 2:16:35 PM PST · by RBW in PA · 41 replies
    Pike County Courier ^ | January 24th, 2013 | Not Cited
    MILFORD — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding consumers and businesses that they are no longer be able to throw away their electronic devices with their trash. Passed in 2010, the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act requires that consumers and businesses not dispose of covered devices, such as computers, laptops, computer monitors, televisions and tablets with their trash. This means that trash haulers will no longer take covered devices unless the municipality has a curbside electronics collection program that ultimately sends the devices to an electronics recycler. The law took effect Jan. 24. “This law is an...
  • Sacramento scales back plan to produce solar power

    06/05/2012 12:47:30 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    thereporter.com ^ | 5 June 2012 | AP story
    SACRAMENTO (AP) -- Sacramento officials are scaling back plans to generate solar energy on a former landfill after running into unexpected opposition from wildlife advocates. Two years ago, officials proposed installing enough solar panels in Sutter's Landing Park to produce 20 megawatts of electricity -- enough to power several thousand homes. The city is now working on a smaller 2.5-acre facility that would generate 1.5 megawatts to power about 400 homes. City officials hope to break ground next year on the smaller-scale project, which has been bolstered by a $1.6 million grant from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. Debates over...
  • Air Force Dumped Ashes Of More Troops’ Remains In Va. Landfill Than Acknowledged

    12/07/2011 11:46:49 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 19 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 12/7/11 | Craig Whitlock and Mary Pat Flaherty
    The Air Force dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in a Virginia landfill, far more than the military had acknowledged, before halting the secretive practice three years ago, records show. The landfill dumping was concealed from families who had authorized the military to dispose of the remains in a dignified and respectful manner, Air Force officials said. There are no plans, they said, to alert those families now.
  • Air Force dumped ashes of more troops’ remains in Va. landfill than acknowledged

    12/07/2011 6:39:00 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 93 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12-7-2011 | Craig Whitlock and Mary Pat Flaherty
    The Air Force dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in a Virginia landfill, far more than the military had acknowledged, before halting the secretive practice three years ago, records show. The landfill dumping was concealed from families who had authorized the military to dispose of the remains in a dignified and respectful manner, Air Force officials said. There are no plans, they said, to alert those families now. The Air Force had maintained that it could not estimate how many troops might have had their remains sent to a landfill. The practice was revealed last...
  • John P. Wheeler: Eliminating the red herrings

    01/07/2011 10:43:01 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 94 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1-7-2010 | Radell Smith
    <p>Pentagon and defense operations must zero in on a problem and bypass the red herrings when seeking solutions; Law enforcement has to do the same thing in a murder investigation like that of John P, Wheeler III. Red herrings in the John Wheeler case include too much of a focus on his alleged erratic behavior and more.</p>
  • Wheeler: Super Bloodshot Eyes (Delaware landfill homicide mystery)

    01/06/2011 12:01:25 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 115 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-6-2011 | Eric Shawn
    Wheeler: Super Bloodshot Eyes Eric ShawnJanuary 6, 2011 John Wheeler walked into a Wilmington, Delaware sandwich shop less than 24 hours before he was killed and had “super bloodshot eyes,” according to the person who sold him coffee. The clerk, who did not want to be identified, says he thought Wheeler was homeless and that clearly something was wrong. "His eyes were the most bloodshot I have ever seen,” he told Fox News, saying that it appeared he had been wearing the same clothes for a long time, because the cuffs on his white shirt were filthy. But the clerk...
  • UPDATED In a Scene Right Out of “Goodfellas” John P. Wheeler’s Murdered Body Dumped ...

    01/05/2011 1:25:56 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    Private Detective Bill Warner ^ | 1-5-2010 | Bill Warner
    In a Scene Right Out of “Goodfellas” John P. Wheeler’s Murdered Body Dumped Out Of The Rear of Garbage Truck in Wilmington DE, Who Set Up The Mafia Style Hit? UPDATED 1/05/2011 John P. Wheeler III planted incendiary devices at the home of neighbor Frank Marini in New Castle Delaware days before Wheeler’s body was found in the back of a garbage truck at the Cherry Island Landfill in Wilmington. Police found evidence linking John Parsons Wheeler 3d to devices planted at the New Castle home of a neighbor (Frank Marini) with whom he had been feuding, said the source,...
  • Man who helped get Vietnam wall built found dead

    01/04/2011 7:23:05 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 86 replies
    myway.com ^ | January 4, 2011 | By RANDALL CHASE
    DOVER, Del. (AP) - A military expert who served three Republican presidents and helped get the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built as part of his dedication to those who fought in that war was found dead in a landfill, and authorities are trying to piece together when he was last seen alive. The body of John Wheeler III, 66, was uncovered Friday when a garbage truck emptied its contents at the Cherry Island landfill in Wilmington...
  • Body of US military expert found in Del. landfill

    01/03/2011 2:42:48 PM PST · by Vaquero · 44 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1/3/11 | RANDALL CHASE
    DOVER, Del. – The body of a military expert who served in three Republican administrations was found dumped in a landfill over the holiday weekend, and investigators said Monday they do not know who might have killed him. John Wheeler III, 66, was last seen Dec. 28 on an Amtrak train from Washington to Wilmington. His body was found three days later, on New Year's Eve, as a garbage truck emptied its contents at the Cherry Island landfill. His death has been ruled a homicide.
  • Police ID body found in Wilmington landfill [decorated veteran; DE]

    01/02/2011 4:47:54 PM PST · by Gondring · 8 replies
    6abc.com ^ | Jan 2, 2011 | AP
    WILMINGTON, Del. -January 2, 2011 -- Police have identified a New Castle man whose body was found at a landfill in Wilmington. [...] The body of 66-year-old John Wheeler III was dumped out of a garbage truck at the Cherry Island landfill on New Year's Eve. His death was ruled a homicide. [...] Police believe Wheeler's body had been placed inside one of the [trash] bins [in Newark, DE] and had not been there long when the truck arrived. [...]