Environment

Commentary
11:42 am
Wed April 28, 2010

Cleaning up Paducah's uranium enrichment plant (Part Three)

Paducah, KY – It's been 60 years since the Atomic Energy Commission announced Paducah would become the site of the Nation's second uranium enrichment plant. Today, in the third of this week's five part series, Paducah Remediation Services Communication Manager Joe Tarentino takes a brief look at the environmental laws that control the cleanup process and the agencies tasked with applying those laws.

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Commentary
10:33 am
Tue April 27, 2010

Cleaning up Paducah's uranium enrichment plant (Part Two)

Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant
www.usec.com

Paducah, KY – It's been 60 years since the Atomic Energy Commission announced Paducah would become the site of the Nation's second uranium enrichment plant. Today, in the second of this week's five part series, Paducah Remediation Services Communication Manager Joe Tarentino elaborates on the discovery of contamination at the site, the ongoing environmental investigations, and the steps taken by the Department of Energy to protect the citizens of Western Kentucky.

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Commentary
10:15 am
Mon April 26, 2010

Cleaning up Paducah's uranium enrichment plant (Part One)

Joe Tarantino

Paducah, KY – It's been 60 years since the Atomic Energy Commission announced Paducah would become the site of the Nation's second uranium enrichment plant. Today, in the first of this week's five part series, Paducah Remediation Services Communication Manager Joe Tarantino addresses the history of the Gaseous Diffusion Plant and outlines of the Department of Energy's involvement in the clean-up process.

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Commentary
12:49 am
Sun October 5, 2008

Locavores

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Commentary
12:43 am
Sun October 5, 2008

Mr. Mouse

Murray, KY – I am not afraid of mice. I am not. I do, however, have a freakish instinctual reaction to a mouse running amok in my presence. I do the Screaming Mouse Dance.

I shriek!!!!

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Commentary
12:07 am
Sun October 5, 2008

"Energy Independence"

Murray, KY – A bit of homespun wisdom from a friend who grew up in Mississippi: The hogs don't look up till the slop stops coming.

This pithy saying comes to mind with the alarming rise in gasoline prices and the frantic scrambling for half-gassed solutions. As if we have not been on this inexorable march for decades

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Commentary
11:32 pm
Tue October 16, 2007

My Dinner With Russell Jim

Dr. Scott Vander Ploeg

Murray, KY – What if your government contaminated your water supply? Ask Russell Jim, the Native American with whom commentator Scott Vander Ploeg recently broke bread.

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Commentary
11:25 pm
Mon October 15, 2007

Feral Cat Day

Dr. Renae Duncan

Murray, KY – Be good to our feline friends today. It's National Feral Cat Day. For over 15 years, The Alley Cat Allies have been dedicated to advocating non-lethal and ethical feline population control. Doctor Renae Duncan explains the process of "Trap-Neuter-Return" and how you can get involved.

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Commentary
1:45 am
Tue October 2, 2007

"Syn Fuel" Again

Scott Vander Ploeg

Murray, KY – As gas prices meander higher and higher, the economic demand for alternative fuel sources rise. Commentator Scott Vander Ploeg has looked at the new clean coal technology of liquid coal, and finds it not only dirty, but sinful.

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Environment
11:20 pm
Thu March 15, 2007

Commentary - Energy Independence Isn't Enough

Murray, KY – We rely on the use of energy to fit the demands of our global economy. But Mark Donham says our current goals for energy conservation may not be enough to protect our environment and ourselves.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Mark Donham's commentary. Donham is a resident of Brookport, Illinois, and is Program Director of Heartwood, a regional environmental organization. .

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