Exclusive tour of San Onofre Nucelar Power Plant KUSI Newsroom March 18, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It hasn’t produced electricity since it was shut down in 2012, after a Mitsubishi Steam generator malfunctioned, sending radiation into the environment. It hasn’t ‘buried’ any nuclear waste since August, when one of the canisters malfunctioned and the operation was shut down again. But now there’s hope. Later this month, San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant could get the green light to begin ‘temporary storage’ until they can find a ‘permanent home”.“It’s to our benefit to get this out of here, there is no benefit to us and I mean sooner rather than later. There is no benefit whatsoever”, says Ron Pontes, Decommissioning manager at San Onofre Nuclear Plant.Now that mistakes have been corrected and safety procedures have tightened up, San Onofre is waiting for the N.R.C. to give the go ahead. That could happen after a *Webinar* later this month.“We feel like we’re ready, we’re ready to move fuel again now that all of these actions have been taken”, says Pontes.Right now, tons of nuclear waste is either stored or waiting to be stored, inside steel canisters and buried in the ground about 300-feet from the Pacific Ocean. The canisters sit about five feet above the water table and they are welded shut. They are also surrounded by five feet of seamless concrete. “It’s virtually impossible for water to get in there to begin with”, says Pontes. He says this knowing that the area is surrounded by earthquake faults and a rising sea level. “Even if a Tsunami hit here, it would not get into the nuclear storage containers”.But this is a ‘short term’ solution to a long term problem. Eventually, this stuff will be taken off the coast and stored elsewhere. “Yucca Mountain” in Nevada was the intended resting place. “But President Obama shut it down”. This, after taxpayers spent 15-billion dollars building it. Posted: March 18, 2019
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, June 5, 2018:Sheri M. Fisher (42, Haverhill) was arrested for OUI Liquor. The arrest took place in the St. Thomas’s parking lot. (3:30am)A gray 2000 BWM drove into the woods on Ballardvale Street and Balland Road. Fence and shrubs damaged. No injuries noted. Vehicle towed. Driver cited for marked lanes violation and speeding. (9:00am)Mark Paul Khlafie (21, Tewksbury) was arrested for OUI Liquor and Speeding. Khlafie crashed his car on Aldrich Road. (1:52pm)A 17-year-old was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended or Revoked License and Speeding. Car was towed from Forest Street and Clinton Street. (5:26pm)A 3-vehicle crash took place on Main Street. Airbag deployed. Fire Department conducted evaluations. No details on injuries. Two vehicles towed. (10:05pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for June 28: OUI Arrest; Trash Truck Fire; Car vs. MotorcycleIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”
.The Police Officers Multipurpose Cooperatives Society has filled up a portion of Boalia canal to set up a housing facility where the Rajdhani Unnayan Katripakkha (RAJUK) had launched a Tk 50 billion excavation campaign. RAJUK chairman Abdur Rahman has alleged that the police officers’ society had violated the ‘water-bodies conservation law’. The RAJUK in April had sent a letter to the society asking it to refrain from filling up the canal, but to no avail.However, the police officers’ society is saying the area they had filled up was actually bought by them and hence no law had been violated.If the Boalia canal cannot be connected to the 100-feet Kuril-Purbachal canal that is being excavated, it will flood both sides of the Tk 50 billion canal, say experts.Locals, RAJUK officials and experts say already some parts of Dakkhinkhan, Khilkhet, Kawla, Gulshan, Baridhara, the cantonment, Nikunja and Joar Sahara areas have been experiencing water-logging because of the filling of the canal.”At some places the Boalia canal is deeper than the river Balu. So, it has to be ensured that its flow does not get affected. Rather there should be dredging to preserve the canal. Since the nearby areas are yet to be fully urbanised, the expenses will be less as well,” said Md Ashraful Islam, director of the new Detailed Area Plan (DAP) project.”We do not know who are behind this, but we will certainly evict the grabbers, even if it needs additional funding,” housing and public works minister Mosharraf Hossain said at a programme where the owners of the lands acquired for the 100-feet canal project were handed over their compensation. “We are digging these canals to address the city’s water-logging problem., but they are filling up an entire canal,” lamented Md Nurul Islam, director of the 100-feet canal project and a caretaker engineer of RAJUK.Police officers’ society office secretary Gazi Md Mozammel Huq, however, told Prothom Alo, “Although the DAP says the canal is 150 feet wide, as per CS and RS surveys it’s 30 feet here and 40 feet there. The canal is there as per the design that was made while acquiring the land. So, there is no chance of filling up the canal.”To this end, RAJUK chairman Abdur Rahman said, “They are not admitting to filling up the canal. But we will go our own way to maintain the flow of the canal. The district administration and survey authorities will hopefully play their part. The public works minister also wants strict action.”*The article, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Quamrul Hassan.
Art with a Heart, a non-proﬁt arts organization based in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, will host its annual Shop & Bop on July 29, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at its social enterprise/retail store, HeARTwares, 623 W. 34th St., 21211 in Hampden Village Centre. This free event will feature live music from Saleem and the Music Lovers with special guest, Caleb Stine; food and drinks by the Farm to Charm food truck, and community art projects. For more information about Art with a Heart or HeARTwares, visit artwithaheart.net or call 410-366-8886.