Archive for July, 2017

1,800 tons of radioactive waste has an ocean view and nowhere to go

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017:

By Ralph Vartabedian | Photography by Allen J. Schaben July 2, 2017 A military helicopter prepares to take off over the coast from Camp Pendleton, located south of the decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) The massive, 150-ton turbines have stopped spinning. The mile-long cooling pipes that extend into the Pacific will likely become undersea relics. High voltage that once energized the homes of more than a million Californians is down to zero. But the San Onofre nuclear power plant will loom for a long time as a landmark, its 1,800 tons of […] Read More →

Gruesome pic shows mass slaughter of whales in Faroe Islands hunt

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017:

Faroe Islanders have turned the sea red after slaughtering hundreds of whales as part of a centuries-old hunt, which has been harshly criticized by animal rights groups. The hunts, or “drives” date back to the late 16th century.  Authorities on the islands allow islanders to drive herds of pilot whales into shallow waters, where they are killed using a ‘spinal lance’ that is inserted through the animal’s neck to break its spinal cord. The grisly image shows a hunt on June 16. ‘UNPRECEDENTED’ ORCA HUNTING FRENZY CAPTURED ON FILM The first hunt of this year was on May 21, according to ocean conservation […] Read More →

Carlos Carrasco, Jose Ramirez shake Cleveland Indians awake in nightcap to earn split with Tigers

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017:

DETROIT – After losing in relative silence to the Tigers in the first game of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader at Comerica Park, the Indians made some noise in the second game. Carlos Carrasco hit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias in the fourth inning. Jordan Zimmerman hit Tribe first baseman Carlos Santana in the fifth when he threw behind him. Santana was not happy, the benches emptied (kind of) and warnings were issued to each team. That bit of excitement seemed to refocus the Indians after a long day at the ballpark. They scored four runs in the sixth inning to beat the […] Read More →

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