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Nuclear Plant Leaking Waste

Nuclear Plant Leaking Waste

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State is an environmental problem that the U.S. Department of Energy likely wishes would go away. Unfortunately, massive tanks that hold nuclear waste, six of which are currently leaking, don’t just disappear. The out of commission facility manufactured plutonium used to make nuclear weapons during World War II through 1987, and now seeping from six of the tanks is an estimated 1,000 gallons of toxic, radioactive waste per year. The Department of Energy has been criticized for carrying out construction at the facility prior to the completion of the design procedures in the 1940’s…. read more

Reuse Old News

Reuse Old News

Are your old newspapers piling up? Before tossing them in the recycle bin, consider the many ways you can reuse newspaper first. Around your house, your garden, and even at school, newspaper can serve a new purpose. In your garden, newspapers can serve as biodegradable planters. Using a bottle as your guide cut a straight line down the center of a sheet of newspaper. Wrap the paper around the bottle and fold excess paper toward the bottom of the bottle. Next remove the paper from the bottle, keeping the bottom of the paper intact. Flatten the bottom with your fingers… read more