Nuclear power United States: it is easier to close than to repair

The operator Southern California Edison said that after 17 months of inactivity due to a problem with the steam generator station which provides electricity to 1.4 million homes, will put out of operation of the remaining reactors of the 2nd and 3rd units.

Edison Company concluded that the concerns of consumers and investors outweigh the possible benefits of restarting the plant, said CEO Ted Craver.

Back in February, Edison estimated the cost of closing the station at $ 400 million. Several years ago the repair of steam generators at the plant has been spent $ 780 million.

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Socialism is un-American

83,000,000 Americans — in the care of the taxpayers

The notorious nanny state in action: more than 72,000,000 Americans receive assistance under the program Medicaid, yet almost 11,000,000 people — Temporary Assistance for those unable to work. In sum, this — more than the population of any country in Western Europe (Ed. figures, of course, are overlapped, but there must also be made to 48 million Americans receiving food coupons, and 90 million unemployed).

In 2008, at the height of the crisis and the coming of a new host at the White House, the number of those who receive

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Hydraulic fracturing of the American Food Programme

Hydraulic fracturing (freking) — a process that is used in the oil and gas industry for the extraction of fossil fuels to a depth of two miles beneath the earth — can directly affect the water supply in the country, reduce the number of places for recreation and water sports, as well as increase the value of Food.

For a complex cocktail that is required for each well, you need about 2 million pounds of silica sand as much as 100,000 gallons of toxic chemicals and from three to nine million gallons of fresh water.

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Flood risk for England to quadruple

July 19. By 2035, the risk of flooding in England will be meeting throughout the country, will increase by four times. This conclusion was a special state commission to analyze the rainfall data, particularly in view of the situation in June 2012.

Preventive measures to strengthen buildings, improved planning of new housing and the preparation of the population must be taken immediately, according to representatives of the authorities and meteospetsialisty. Provision is also special subsidies from the state budget for the costs associated with the planned protective measures, so you do not have to pay for the damage element of

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From showers in northern China suffered 95,000 people

June 9, 2013. As a result of heavy rains that caused flooding and hail in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China, affected 98,717 people. This was reported by Xinhua news agency. From Tuesday rains hit the northern and western regions of the autonomous region. From the disaster hit the city of Aksu and Tacheng.

The disaster damaged or destroyed more than 300 residential buildings, damaged 12,300 agricultural crops. Direct economic losses from floods amounted to 104 million yuan (17 million dollars), according to ITAR-TASS.

Torrential rains and in the southern and eastern provinces of China. In these regions

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Sibur plans to significantly increase production and capital investments in 2011

Moscow, 28.01.2011. In 2010, the company SIBUR produced 16.5 million tons of petrochemical products *, which is 6% higher than in 2009 (15.5 million tons). Release of dry gas (SOG) in 2010 amounted to 15.3 billion m3 at 14.8 billion m3 in 2009. ** Production of automobile tires has increased to 8.7 million units, up from 7.6 million units in 2009 (+14.4%).

The highest growth in the petrochemical segment recorded in the commodity business, as well as the production of monomers (+12.2%) and synthetic rubber (+27.7%). The decline in gasoline production stable gas (SNG) is associated

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SIBUR has started to build product pipeline from Pur Plant to Tobolsk

Sibur, Russia's largest chemical holding company, has started construction of main pipelines for the transport of a broad fraction of hydrocarbons (natural gas liquids) from Pur condensate processing plant (Plant) to the production site in Tobolsk, the company said.

The pipeline is divided into two construction site, "Purovsky Plant — South Balykskaya head pumping station" length of 689 kilometers and the "South Balykskaya SOT -" Tobolsk-Neftehim "long by 417 kilometers.

The planned capacity of the new product pipeline will be more than 4 million tons per year at the site of the Pur Plant to the South Balykskaya SOT, and

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Over the last decade, the earthquake victims were 780,000 people

Over the last decade, the earthquake victims were 780,000 people Natural Disasters

Of all the natural disasters 60% are victims of earthquakes. According to the researchers, the data will grow as the population of the cities located in hazardous areas, continues to increase. The number of victims is another 2 billion over the same period.

Was the deadliest earthquake of magnitude 7, which took place in Haiti on 12 January 2010 and claimed the lives of 316,000. After it is strongest tsunami of 26 December 2004 in the Indian Ocean caused by an earthquake claimed the lives of 9.1 and

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101 million Americans receive food assistance from the state

The number of Americans receiving food assistance, subsidized by the federal budget has increased to 101 million people, representing about one-third of the U.S. population, writes cnsnews.com.

U.S. Department of Agriculture said that a total of 101 million people are currently involved in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency. Their costs in 2012 amounted to $ 114 billion

This means that the number of Americans receiving food aid has exceeded the number of private sector employees in the United States.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS),

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Small arms

Demand for it grows every year Volume of trade with small weapon (SALW) have doubled over the last 6 years. This is evidenced in Switzerland issued a new survey on SALW in 2012 (Small Arms Survey 2012, SAS-2012). According to the review of the yearly volume of trade in SALW, its accessories and ammunition reached the 8.5 billion dollars (8.15 billion Swiss francs). It is almost twice the estimates made in the preparation of a similar survey in 2006. Hosted of the report that almost two-fold excess of the initial estimates SALW trade, forecast sales of around four billion

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