Frontline Investigates The Hazards And Benefits Of Nuclear Energy (video after the link)
Has the world lost faith in nuclear power?
Almost a year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, there’s an emerging consensus in Japan and Germany that the hazards of nuclear energy overshadow its benefits. In the United States and other countries, the question remains unresolved.
In Nuclear Aftershocks, airing Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at 10 P.M. ET on PBS (check local listings), FRONTLINE correspondent Miles O’Brien travels to three continents to explore the revived debate about the safety of nuclear power, the options for alternative energy sources, and questions about whether a disaster like the one at Fukushima could happen in the United States.Read more
NEW YORK – Con Edison is encouraging customers who plan to decorate their homes or offices to use energy-efficient LED lights during the holiday season.
Using LED or light emitting diode lights, instead of traditional incandescent bulbs, saves on bills and helps the environment. LED lights use nearly 90 percent less electricity than older bulbs, which also means fewer carbon emissions in the atmosphere.
LED holiday lighting is one way customers can trim bills and contribute to energy savings that aid the environment. An array of energy-savings tips is available at www.coned.com/thepowerofgreen. Energy efficiency tips are also found on Con Edison’s Power of Green Facebook page at www.facebook.com/powerofgreen.
Con Edison is also helping customers make their home or business more energy efficient. A list of programs can be found at www.conEd.com/greenteam or by calling the “Green Team” at 1-877-870-6118.
Con Edison also encourages customers to make safety a top priority when installing their holiday lights and offers some tips.
• Make sure that holiday lights carry the seal of approval of a recognized safety-testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).Read more
New Rochelle firefighters responded to reports of a high concentration of natural gas around noon today at a home located at 288 Clove Road, across the street from the New Rochelle High School football field.Read more
Laurell Smith, the man convicted of murdering Kevin Blank during the infamous “broad daylight stabbing”, has been transferred out of the Westchester County Jail, sources say.Read more
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2011) – The New York State Environmental Facilities Corp. today announced that New Rochelle today won the 25th New York State Drinking Water Taste Test at the New York State Fair.
After being selected from 10 regional contests, water from 10 municipal water systems (see list below) were tasted and judged by nearly 300 Fairgoers today. Votes were cast for two finalists – the Village of Baldwinsville in Onondaga County (judged the best tasting water among ground-water drinking sources) and the City of New Rochelle in Westchester County (judged the best tasting water among surface-source water systems) with New Rochelle winning the final tally by just three votes.
The Environmental Facilities Corp. sponsored this year’s contest to underscore EFC’s role in improving and protecting Clean Water and Drinking Water systems in New York State. EFC has assets of more than $12 billion for low-interest financing, grants and other financing of drinking water and wastewater systems in New York..Read more
Every cop, firefighter, DPW supervisor, elected official and Con Ed worker agrees. The tree at 22 Laurel Place needs to come down.
A city tree in the Residence Park section of New Rochelle, NY fell Sunday at about 5 PM, as high winds kicked up on the back end of what was Hurricane Irene, shutting off power to the residence. New Rochelle Firemen and Police officers responded. They looked the tree over and saw it was being supported by a triple combo of another tree, walkway and live electrical wires, Clearly, the all agreed, it should come down. They called it in and the section was yellow taped roped off.
On Monday, Joe from DPW was visiting his sister on Liberty Avenue. He happened upon the yellow tape. Not knowing anything about it, he dutifully radioed it in. Talking to the homeowner, he agreed the tree needed to come down. Later that day Michael Duffy, a Con Edison supervisor from Manhattan meandered up and looked at the tree.Read more
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The City of New Rochelle is in the center of the "extreme threat" zone for Hurricane Irene according to the most recent data from the National Hurricane Center. Governor Cuomo has declared a State of Emergency in New York in preparation for potential impact of Hurricane Irene sometime Sunday.
Residents should plan for high winds, severe flooding, extended power outages and limited availability to gasoline and cash. Plan accordingly. Click "read more" to get a complete list of alerts from City of New Rochelle, Con Edison, Westchester County, MTA/Metro-North, State of New York, U.S. Government/FEMA & National Hurricane Center. You may want to print a copy of this document as it contains a comprehensive list of all relevant emergency information at the local, county, state and federal level.
With earthquakes, tornado warnings, floods, and hurricanes, the only thing missing this week in New Rochelle is a plague of locusts descending on the Queen City. What are you doing to get ready for Hurricane Irene? Send pix to [email protected] before, during and after the storm! We will be updating the slideshow on this page throughout the weekend with your photos.
LIVEBLOGGING IRENE: Rather than post many articles on Hurricane Irene over the weekend and leave it to readers to sort them out, we are going to continuously update this featured articles which will remain in place until after the threat has passed. Click Updates to read the most recent news updates from Talk of the Sound. Follow us on Twitter.
Click Alerts to read the most recent Emergency Alerts from government agencies and public service providers.Read more
NEW YORK – Con Edison has reduced voltage to some customers in its New York City and Westchester County service area due to problems on electrical equipment serving those areas.
The company has currently reduced voltage in the following neighborhoods where customers are being asked to conserve.
- In Manhattan: Central-East Harlem.
- In Staten Island: New Brighton, St. George, Tompkinsville, Brighton Heights, Ward Hill, Stapleton, Grymes Hill, Clifton, Silver Lake, Rosebank, Ft. Wadsworth, Grasmere, Concord, Arrochar, South Beach, Ocean Breeze, Midland Beach, Grant City, New Dorp, and Dongan Hills.
- In Brooklyn and Queens: East New York, Cypress Hills, Highland Park, City Line, Richmond Hill, Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Midwood, Flatbush and East Flatbush.
- In Westchester County: parts of Croton-on–Hudson, Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, Mount Pleasant, Sleepy Hollow, Mount Vernon, Pelham Manor, Pelham, New Rochelle, Bronxville and Eastchester.
- A portion of the northeast Bronx from Pelham Parkway north to the Westchester County line.Read more