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Facebook, then pulled a gun on them and announced a robbery in the women’s car in the 900 block of Arlington Ave., just across Fremont from Pitcher. The man allegedly struck one of the women with the handgun during the incident, causing minor injuries, before jumping out of the vehicle, police said.The woman driving the vehicle then attempted to flee and hit the man with her car, and the man fired shots at the women, police said. Officers in the area who heard the shots spotted the man running out of an alley and arrested him, police said.The young man, who was not identified pending the filing of charges, was walked to a nearby police van with plastic bags wrapped around his hands — a measure commonly taken to preserve any gunshot residue on the hands of arrestees suspected of recently firing a gun.A few minutes later, back in the 900 block of Bennett, Maj. Sheree Briscoe — the Western District commander — stood with a representative of the city’s public works department and discussed the importance of a holistic approach to violence in certain neighborhoods that also struggle with trash, vacant homes and overgrowth.“Some of those elements become something of a recipe for challenges for everyone, not just for police,” she said. “We recognize and identify the challenges in the community to include the vacant houses, to include the trash, and to include the tree lines and the shrubs and the grass.”The cleanup followed a special warrant initiative in the area that led to 20 arrests. Both efforts followed the fatal Aug. 22 shooting of 15-year-old Jeffrey Quick around the corner from where Briscoe stood. She said they were part of a broader effort to respond to citizen concerns about the Harlem Park neighborhood, where a second 15-year-old boy, Tyrese Davis, also was killed last month.“What are we doing here? It’s the obvious,” Briscoe said. “It’s all hands on deck. We all have a responsibility to... (Baltimore Sun)
This water is being pumped from a flooded Colonial Lake to the park's drain across the street. #chsnews#chswxpic.twitter.com/z1yAItuYE8— Abigail Darlington (@A_Big_Gail) September 12, 2017 +5 This water is being pumped from a flooded Colonial Lake to the park's drain across the street. Leroy Burnell/StaffBy Leroy BurnellBut reminders of the storm will abound: Signs of Monday's dramatic water inundation, scattered tree limbs and other debris, breezy — even gusty — conditions.A list of Charleston area road closuresIt will take more than a day to recover from the most powerful hurricane recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, an enormous storm that rolled up the Florida peninsula's Gulf side and scraped communities throughout South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.Tree-trimming trucks, on standby Monday, will spring to action. Lewis Tree Service had parked 26 trucks at the Holiday Inn Express in Mount Pleasant over the weekend. Other tree trimmers will hit the roads to clear fallen trees and debris as needed.The city of Charleston, anticipating a major post-storm cleanup, assembled a recovery team days ago, at the start of their emergency planning process, according to city spokesman Jack O’Toole. In addition to emergency responders, more than 200 city employees — mostly public service and parks department workers — will head out to address problems caused by the bad weather.The city has rented 12 mobile pumps that can be transported on trailers and taken directly to flooded areas to speed up the drainage process, O’Toole said.Mayor John Tecklenburg said the goal for Tuesday is to get the roadways open."That means clearing trees where they're down, assisting the power company to get power back on and making sure everyone is safe," he said.In Charleston County, about one-fourth of SCE&G’s 190,000 cus... (Charleston Post Courier)
That's likely to take two years and to cost $500,000. Doing its homework Metro's contract to truck most of the Portland area's garbage to the Arlington landfill, 140 miles to the east, expires in 2019. As that date nears, the agency is exploring a variety of options to reduce the amount of trash sent to Arlington. Metro commissioned HDR Engineering to prepare a Health Impact Assessment that compared the health and environmental merits of sending 200,000 tons of garbage per year to Covanta's waste-to-energy incinerator in Brooks, north of Salem, versus burying it in a landfill. The report found few health or environmental concerns from either option, though many critics remain skeptical. One of the biggest unanswered questions: the heath impacts of burning medical waste, plastics and other materials, releasing dioxins and other toxins into the air, plus ultrafine particulate matter that is so small that when inhaled it goes directly into humans' bloodstream. But Metro's staff recommendation came down to a simple cost-benefit analysis. "Landfills are always going to be the least expensive options," Ray said. Landfilling costs about $25 per ton, Ray said, and burning garbage in Brooks was estimated to cost $60 to $80 per ton. If Metro pays $60 per ton to send garbage to Brooks, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality senior policy analyst David Alloway calculated, it would by paying $35 per ton more to reduce carbon emissions by .345 ton. That translates to spending $101.45 to eliminate 1 ton of greenhouse gas, he said. That's not an "outrageous" price, Alloway said. Even still, he remarked, "It's a pretty expensive way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions." Some would presume that garbage burning, which produces more renewable energy, would score much higher on environmental factors, particularly carbon emissions that contribute to climate change and global warming.Rotting garbage in landfills emits a significant amount of methane, which is at least 25 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Furthermore, trucking waste so far from Portland — the drive to Arlington is about a five-hour round trip — produces significant diesel exhaust and other carbon emissions. However, one of two models cited in HDR Engineering's study actually found that burying the garbage in a landfill would produce fewer carbon emissions. That's because landfills, comparable to forests, store significant amounts of carbon rather than emit it into the atmosphere as a greenhouse gas. State analysts concluded there are far better ways to spend money to achieve better results ... (Pamplin Media Group)
Wyoming will resume after the NRC has signed off on Cameco's corrective measures, Struthers added.In a public conference before NRC officials in Arlington, Texas, in May, Cameco officials had asked the NRC not to fine the company, saying the spills didn't endanger anybody.The leaks happened on two occasions, in 2015 and 2016. Both times, low-level radioactive waste leaked from trucks from a Wyoming uranium processing facility.The first time, sludge sloshed over the back of the truck when the driver braked hard to avoid hitting a deer. The second time, sludge leaked from a faulty door in the truck container.Workers noticed the leaks after the trucks arrived outside Energy Fuels Resources' White Mesa Mill waste disposal facility near Blanding, Utah. Subsequent testing found no elevated radiation along the roughly 600-mile shipment route through Wyoming, Colorado and Utah.The NRC determined that Cameco committed nine rule violations. All were on the low end of the agency's severity scale but five were serious enough to warrant fines, according to the NRC.The white, paste-like sludge that spilled is a normal byproduct of in-situ uranium mining, in which water mixed with oxygen and baking soda dissolves uranium out of underground sandstone deposits. The resulting uranium-laden solution is then processed into yellowcake and nuclear fuel.Cameco Resources' Smith Ranch-Highland mine in eastern Wyoming is the biggest in-situ uranium mine by production volume in the U.S. (KUTV 2News)
Photo: WFAA, WFAA)ARLINGTON, TEXAS - An Arlington resident says her yard has become a drainage ditch collecting oily water and neighborhood garbage, and now she's suing the city."Oil floats on the top of it," said Betty Warner, "Bags of trash come, if it's trash day and it rains."She shared a video of her backyard flooded during a rainstorm, with water overflowing from the pond and surrounding parts of her home.Warner built her dream home on three acres in the Wimbledon neighborhood 10 years ago. She created a backyard oasis with a swimming pool and a koi pond, where she enjoys spending time with friends, family and her grandchildren."I like to entertain, have parties," she said. "Just enjoy it."Warner said the problem started about seven years ago, and she believes it's tied to increased development on nearby Cooper Street. "You've put all this concrete in, you have to displace that water," she said. Warner said that when the problem started, she called the City of Arlington and worked with them to tr... (WFAA)