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New Madrid Fault May Be Closing Scientists Say
A view of the Mississippi River. The New Madrid Quake in 1811 caused the big river to run backward.
New Madrid Fault May Be Closing Scientists Say
Researchers at Northwestern and Purdue Universities issued a report that indicates the New Madrid Fault may be shutting down. Using GPS monitoring devices, the team of scientists determined that the fault is moving less than 0.2 millimeters a year. The report will be published in Science Magazine and there’s more at  Terradaily.com
At left, Reelfoot Lake was created by the 1811 quake.

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Nuclear Deal in the Works

The Paducah Sun is reporting that the Governor is seeking a "compromise" on nuclear power. He's had private meetings with Co. Judge Van Newberry and Mayor Paxton of Paducah. Rocky Adkins, who had opposed the measure, has no problem with it. He says it needs more study.  Why not? Rocky lives on the other side of the state from whatever atomic energy plant would be built.

We smell a deal.  With the heady odor of jobs, jobs, jobs, wafting in official noses, there's no room for thoughts of the environment, the rivers, the groundwater, sick workers, waste disposal and real alternative energy sources.

Hey, Guv. Why not locate the first plant next to your farm? Or next to the Horse Park??   

 


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