DURHAM – Elizabeth Bernadette Hood , 76, of 318 Pinkham Brook Rd., Durham, ME, died Thursday, January 3, 2019 at her home from cancer. Clair Keating, US Marine and her biological father died in WWII right before her birth. Inez Bulah Stimpson sang for the USO came back from Colorado to her parents home. Elizabeth Was born October 21, 1942, Brooks, ME. She was adopted by George Albert Stimpson and Della Myrtle King Stimpson, her grandparents. Her bio mom became her legal sister. Betty graduated from Crosby High School, Belfast, ME with highest grades in class. She studied to become a minister with materials from Zion but chose to marry and later attend the University of Maine at Augusta. Betty had a 4.0 average and was one semester away from getting her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology when the family called upon her to take in as foster daughter her niece. Elizabeth also studied dream study and was a member of ARE Edgar Caycee group. She studied Metaphysics with … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Bernadette Hood
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Keith Matheny Detroit Free Press Published 9:00 AM EDT Oct 19, 2018 More than 60,000 tons of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel is stored on the shores of four of the five Great Lakes — in some cases, mere yards from the waterline — in still-growing stockpiles. “It’s actually the most dangerous waste produced by any industry in the history of the Earth,” said Gordon Edwards, president of the nonprofit Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility. The spent nuclear fuel is partly from 15 current or former U.S. nuclear power plants, including four in Michigan, that have generated it over the past 50 years or more. But most of the volume stored along the Great Lakes, more than 50,000 tons, comes from Canadian nuclear facilities, where nuclear power is far more prevalent. It remains on the shorelines because there's still nowhere else to put it. The U.S. government broke a promise to provide the nuclear power … [Read more...] about Radioactive nuclear waste sits on Great Lakes’ shores
In Zion, Illinois, 257 acres of prime lakefront property about 40 miles northwest of Chicago should be at the center of a redevelopment plan to revive a struggling community caught in the aftermath of a closed nuclear plant, says its mayor, Al Hill. But after decades of federal inaction on a comprehensive strategy to move the nation’s high-level radioactive waste from some 121 sites across the country, Zion and its local officials are coming to the same stark realization as many other communities with shuttered or aging plants: The federal government’s foot-dragging on nuclear waste policy may seem as long as the radioactive materials’ 10,000-year half-life. Some 64 so-called dry cask storage units containing 2.2 million pounds of deadly spent nuclear fuel rods are stored on the site of what was the Zion Nuclear Power Station, the remnants from generating nuclear power since 1974. And they’ve left Zion in a kind of purgatory, unable to move on from its nuclear … [Read more...] about Failures of Congress Keep Nuclear Waste Scattered Across the US
opinion Asbury Park Press Published 9:08 p.m. UTC Jul 1, 2018 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a webinar Monday, July 2, to provide information about the decommissioning of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in Lacey and how the NRC regulates the process through on-site inspections and other reviews. APP Editorial Page Editor Randy Bergmann invited representatives from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (senior public affairs director Diane Screnci) the New Jersey Bureau of Nuclear Engineering (bureau chief Patrick Mulligan) and Oyster Creek operator Exelon (site communications director Suzanne D'Ambrosio) to respond to questions relating to the decommissioning. ahead of the webinar, which will begin at 1 p.m. Online registration is required to take part.) What is the role of the state and its Bureau of Nuclear Engineering in the decommissioning process at Oyster Creek? What kind of presence, if any, will the state have while the … [Read more...] about How will Oyster Creek closing affect you?