Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Three more news items

Another coal-fired power plant unit along the Ohio River is expected to shut down in a few years. This one is operated by Duke Power.

I expect a few more of these announcements as the EPA clamps down on coal.


The headline reads, "Boaters need to chart safer course, Army Corps warns". After the number of boaters that have run into or over dams in the Pittsburgh area in the past few weeks, you have to ask, "Do you think?" Yes, we all do stupid things sometimes, but you would think that if you're taking a boat out on a river, you would think to ask first about where the dams are.


So maybe the old Ohio River bridge near Wheeling really is coming down, perhaps in November. I'll have to find a way to attend, but at that time of year, weather can be a pain in large-scale demolitions using explosives.

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