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DETROIT (WJBK) - The body of a woman was found in a trash container on the city's west side Friday.According to Detroit police the victim was reportedly found inside the dumpster in an alley behind a butcher shop in the 200 block of the W. Seven Mile near Woodward just before 5 p.m.Police discovered the body in a black trash couralvil city trash container. The cause of death is unknown at this time.Stay with FOX 2 for more information as it becomes available. ... (dy found in trash container off Seven Mile in Detroit)
Gov. John Kasich and the other group leaders are scheduled to meet next week at the 2017 Leadership Summit in Detroit.In a separate response, Gail Hesse, director of the National Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes water program, posted a critique on the agency's blog. In the past two years, she said, the states and province have failed to offer workable solutions necessary to reduce phosphorus pollution and shrink the algal blooms."It is time for the federal and state agencies to ... commit to milestones with time frames and be accountable for meeting phosphorus loading targets for Lake Erie," Hesse wrote."The draft plans released to date include many useful initiatives, but all fall far short of providing any assurance that the proposed actions add up to meeting the 40 percent reduction target. The plans read like a grocery list without a recipe," she wrote.Meyer and environmental representatives from Michigan and Ontario addressed the Lake Erie report via an online teleconference hosted by the report's authors at the Alliance for the Great Lakes and Freshwater Future.The report was based on consultations with experts and a review of legislation, regulations and policies in each jurisdiction. The conclusion was that progress toward the 40 percent phosphorus reduction has been "painfully slow... and lacking the comprehensive approach that is needed to effectively address harmful algal blooms."The OEC's Meyer praised farmers in the Maumee River watershed who have obtained certification, and those who are employing practices that reduce phosphorus runoff such as planting cover crops, buffer zones and wetlands. But voluntary compliance isn't sufficient to reach a significant reduction, she said."Every year, the people of Toledo brace themselves, is it going to be toxic or not? Bottled water is flying off the shelves. People are really worried. It's having a real impact on people's psyches and their quality of life," Meyer said."We need to say enough is enough, it's time to get this done. Every year there's a bloom. We need to make changes in a bigger way."The "Rescuing Lake Erie" report defines and measures the most significant policies needed to achieve phosphorus reduction in western Lake Erie. They include reducing phosphorus pollution from agricultural sources, reducing ph... (cleveland.com)
Only one breeder reactor ever went into commercial operation in the U.S. — the Enrico Fermi I near Detroit, which suffered a partial core meltdown in 1966. Construction of a breeder reactor on the Clinch River in Tennessee was stopped in 1983.A reactor using similar technology above the San Fernando Valley experienced fuel core damage in 1959 that is believed to have released radioactive iodine into the air.Ultimately, the nation never faced a shortage of uranium fuel, and now the Energy Department is spending billions of dollars to manage its surplus plutonium. Unlike uranium, the “wonder fuel,” as the lab called it, was bonded to sodium to improve heat transfer inside the reactor.The sodium has presented an unusual waste problem.Sodium is a highly reactive element that can become explosive when it comes in contact with water and is potentially too unstable to put in any future underground dump — such as the one proposed at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.To remove the bonded sodium, the government used a complex process, known as pyroprocessing, which was developed to also separate plutonium from the spent fuel. The spent fuel parts from the reactor are placed in a chemical bath and subjected to an electrical current, which draws off the sodium onto another material. The process is similar to electroplating a kitchen faucet.Back in 2000, the project managers estimated in an environmental report that they could treat 5 metric tons annually and complete the job in six years.But privately, the department estimated that it would take more than twice that long, according to internal documents that Lyman obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.Even that was unrealistic, because it assumed that the treatment plant could work around the clock every day of the year, without down time for maintenance or allowance for breakdowns. Lyman found that during one year — 2012 — no waste at all was processed.Since the project began 17 years ago, 15% of the waste has been processed, an average of one-fourth of a metric ton per year. That’s 20 times slower than originally expected, a pace that would stretch the work into the next century — long past the 2035 deadline.The problem with the breeder reactor waste is just one of many environmental issues at the lab, located on a high desert plateau near Idaho Falls. The federal government gifted the Idaho lab with additional radioactive waste for decades.After the highly contaminated Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant near Denver was shut down in 1993, the waste was shipped to Idaho. The Navy has been sending in its spent fuel from nuclear-powered ships.The lab is dealing with tons of waste containing artificial elements, so-called transuranic waste. The Energy Department promised to move an average of 2,000 cubic meters to a special dump in New Mexico, but it has missed that goal for several years, because of an underground explosion at the dump.The Energy Department declined to answer specific questions about the breeder waste cleanup, citing the sensitivity of nuclear technology. It blamed the slow pace of cleanup on inadequate funding but said it was still trying to meet the deadline.“When the implementation plan for the treatment of the [spent fuel] was developed in 2000, there was very limited nuclear energy research and development being performed in the United States,” a department spokesperson said in a statement.“The funding for this program has been limited in favor of other research and development activities. The Department remains strongly committed to the treatment of this fuel in time to meet its commitments to the State of Idaho.”Susan Burke, who monitor... (Los Angeles Times)
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CLOSETODAY'S TOP STORIESWhat you need to know about church in Detroit's Delray district 0:42The First Latin American Baptist Church in southwest Detroit's Delray district is slated for demolition later this year. The demolition will make way for the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Detroit Free Press staffCLOSETODAY'S TOP STORIESRemembering the deadliest plane crash in Michigan history 1:06August 16, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the fatal Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crash in Romulus, after takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. It is the deadliest aviation disaster in Michigan history. Among the 156 who died are: all six crew members, two motorists, and 148 of the 149 passengers. The sole survivor was four-year-old Cecelia Cichan. Hasan Dudar, Detroit Free PressCLOSETODAY'S TOP STORIESGM designers show off their personal dream cars 2:25The people who create tomorrow's vehicles celebrate their favorites from the past. Mark... (Detroit Free Press)