Archive for May, 2006

Oregon nuke power tower blown up

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

Animation by KATU Another chapter in Oregon’s illustrious history of blowing stuff up was written at 7am on May 21, 2006 — a Sunday morning. 2,800 pounds of explosives were packed into about 3,000 separate holes drilled into the lower half of the cooling tower at the Trojan Nuclear Plant. (Yes, the plant was defunct [...]

Tough week for the endangered fin whale

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

It’s been a tough week for the endangered fin whale. Two dead whales, one on each coast of the United States, have been attracting significant attention. We start in Delaware and then move west to Washington state. Delaware struggles with 35 tons of dead whale Residents of the Delaware coast are struggling with how to [...]