Up to half of the water produced in Rosarito is expected to stay in Mexico to meet local demand. But the rest would be pumped north of the border to American households, said Halla Razak of the San Diego County Water Authority.
“We were happy to find out that we should continue looking into this, that no fatal flaws were found,” Razak said.
47th Munich Security Conference 2011: David Cameron (right), Prime Minister, Great Britain, Dr. Angela Merkel (left). Photo: Sebastian Zwez, Securityconference.de
The European countries have agreed to carry out voluntary “stress tests” on the safety of their 143 nuclear power plants in response to the catastrophe in Japan. But doubts have been raised regarding the independence of these tests.
Barely four days after the March 15 devastating earthquake in Japan and its consequences on the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power site, the European commissioner in charge of energy, Günther Oettinger of Germany, met regulators, nuclear safety experts and nuclear industry leaders. At the end of this crisis meeting, Oettinger announced that there was “general agreement for European stress tests for European nuclear power plants.” He added that the tests would be “voluntary” because it was not possible to make them compulsory under current European Union law.
Deals brokered by Poseidon and nine area water agencies were too good to be true
When it comes to the future of desalinated water in California, San Diego County is facing a reality check. In agreements signed years ago, nine local water agencies brokered sweetheart deals with Poseidon Resources, an investor-owned Connecticut company that has been planning to build and operate a desalination plant in Carlsbad for the past 12 years.
Uncle Sam gets Nothing
The U.S. government controls an enormous amount of land, particularly in the western half of the country. The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages an estimated 700 million acres of public lands, with much of it open for development by oil, gas, mining, and renewable energy development. When these various industries come into conflict, hardrock mining interests – gold, silver, copper, and other minerals » read more
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