Nebraska nuclear plant to restart


Photo by Michael Kappel; Flickr

A Nebraska nuclear plant that has been idle for nearly three years, due to flooding and a series of safety concerns, was cleared to restart on Tuesday. Continue reading

On the Radio: Railway plans stalled


Photo by elviskennedy, Flickr.
Photo by elviskennedy, Flickr.

Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment discusses the uncertain future of a proposed passenger train that would connect Chicago to Omaha.

A proposed passenger train that would connect Chicago to Omaha would create jobs, aid transportation and help the environment in Iowa.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

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Moving Planet hosts events across Iowa


Sept. 24 is a big day for Moving Planet and they are looking to get Iowans involved.

The organization, which advocates for a decrease in fossil fuel use, is hosting events all around Iowa this weekend in support of their cause.  Participants all across Iowa will be biking, walking, rollerblading and more in support of reducing emissions.

Check out these events taking place across Iowa: Continue reading

Fort Calhoun emergency alert recinded


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As the Missouri River flood waters finally begin to recede, the power plant’s emergency status is finally removed.

The Washington Post reports:

Officials say an idled Nebraska nuclear plant that was entirely surrounded by Missouri River floodwaters earlier this summer is no longer under a flood emergency. Continue reading

On the Radio: Nuclear power plant surrounded by flood waters


Flooding at Fort Calhoun Plant on June 29, 2011. Photo by Digital Globe Imagery, Flickr

Check out this week’s radio segment here.  It discusses the current flooding at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant near Council Bluffs and potential safety issues all Americans should consider.  You can read the transcript below.

With the Fukushima tragedy still fresh on everyone’s mind it’s time for Americans to consider the safety of our own nuclear power plants. Continue reading