US nuclear agency hid concerns over nuclear plants
NBC News: In the days following the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in Japan, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a concerted effort to play down the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis to American nuclear plants, thousands of internal emails show
You can check how close you are to a US nuclear plant using this interactive tool from ESRIPhoto: Map of US nuclear plants and their proximity to cities (via esri)
This is the actual image from the emergency response and coordination meeting held to delegate key search areas for rescue ships and aircraft.
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L.A. and Orange counties contain more than half of the country’s most heavily crowded neighborhoods, a Times statistical analysis has found.
Rising rents aren’t helping. “A federal study three years ago found that between 1990 and 2009, rents in the Los Angeles metropolitan area rose more than 20% while the incomes of renters sagged 6%, after adjusting for inflation,” reporters Emily Alpert Reyes and Ryan Menezes note.
Get a better look at the most crowded areas in our interactive map, which lets you see what percentage of housing units are considered crowded in a particular zip code and compare the L.A. area to other cities in the U.S.
The planned flight path of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The contact was lost two hours into the flight early Saturday. The Boeing 777-200ER departed from Kuala Lumpur 12:41 a.m. local time with 227 passengers and 12 crew members and was scheduled to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m..
This is so sad…