7:27 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Bond Sale Approved for Holland Power Plant

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Largest bond sale in Holland's history approved to pay for natural gas plant
The Holland Board of Public Works will be in debt to the tune of roughly $165 million by this time next month.At a Wednesday joint meeting of the Holland City Council and the BPW Board of Directors, the sale of up to $195 million in bonds was approved unanimously by each entity.Despite the higher figure, BPW General Manager Dave Koster expects that the true amount to be borrowed will be closer to $160-165 million.
Iraq Oil Report
7:21 am
Wed February 19, 2014

WSW: Covering Oil, Politics and More in Iraq

Ben Lando outside the Baghdad Zoo
Credit Courtesy of Ben Lando

WestSouthwest with Ben Lando

Ben Lando's career in journalism has taken him from Kalamazoo to Baghdad. 

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Nuclear Power
2:28 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

The Costs and Risks of Nuclear Power

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
Credit Official Nuclear Regulatory Commission Photo

Extended interview with Alfred Meyer - web version

A social activist says nuclear power is expensive for the public, and a safety risk. 

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6:21 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Protesters in Kalamazoo oppose Keystone XL Pipeline

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State Representative Aric Nesbitt says project should move forward after report from the State Department
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - More than 40 protestors marched through downtown Kalamazoo on Monday night holding signs and candles hoping to raise awareness about the U.S. State Department's declaration that a proposed Keystone XL pipeline wouldn't have any impact on climate change.
7:21 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Problems discovered at Palisades during refueling shutdown

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Flaws were discovered during inspections, but Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there's no evidence of a leak before planned shutdown on January 19th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - During Palisades Nuclear Power Plant's shutdown for refueling and maintenance, flaws were found in more than a dozen of the control rod drive mechanism housings, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported Jan. 30. The Covert Township nuclear power plant was removed from service Jan. 19.