August 9, 1987 |
For John Chando, 38, president of TFC Nuclear Associates of Moorestown, it was just another job. But for the residents of Montclair, Essex County, the job - if successful - would end a nightmare. Chando was trying to rid the town, and the state, of a radon-waste threat that has frustrated state and local officials since 1982, when radon- contaminated soil first was dug up from beneath four Montclair homes. His plan was to transport a total of 15,000 barrels of radium-contaminated soil to a federal facility in Tennessee for treatment.
March 6, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Reaction in the oil market to the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was muted Tuesday, with the price of crude rising slightly in electronic trading in New York. Chavez, 58, battled cancer for two years. In December, he underwent what officials described as a complicated six-hour, cancer-related surgery. The full impact of his death on the oil market may not be known until Venezuela elects new leadership. In the short term, analysts expect the country's long decline in oil production to continue.
June 24, 2013 |
WHEN KETTIE Eugene arrived in Oxford Circle from her native Haiti 11 years ago, she brought along her parents' attitude toward growing your own vegetables. "If you don't grow, you don't eat," Eugene said on a recent Sunday morning, tending the plants in her raised bed at the Take Back Your Neighborhood community garden, dressed in an elegant red outfit because she had come directly from early Mass at Our Lady of Ransom Church. Being the best-dressed urban gardener in Northeast Philadelphia didn't cramp Eugene's style as she hand-watered her cucumbers, zucchini, snow peas, collard greens, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers and cabbage with a sprinkler can, and planted marigolds to keep the ladybugs away.
February 2, 2006 |
One day after President Bush vowed to reduce America's dependence on Middle East oil by cutting imports from there 75 percent by 2025, his energy secretary and national economic adviser said the President did not mean it literally. What the President meant, they said in a conference call with reporters, was that alternative fuels could displace an amount of oil imports equivalent to most of what America is expected to import from the Middle East in 2025. But America still would import oil from the Middle East, because that is where the greatest oil supplies are. The reference in the President's State of the Union address to Mideast oil made headlines nationwide yesterday because of his assertion that "America is addicted to oil" and his call to "break this addiction.
July 13, 1986 |
At twilight, six-pound bass jump from the shallow waters, snowy egrets pick their way nimbly through the swamp grass looking for frogs, quail roost quietly among the reeds, black bear and alligator roam. Thousands of feet beneath them lies $1 billion worth of crude oil stored in massive salt caverns, part of America's total stash of 500 million barrels. The oil that lies here and in five other heavily guarded sites along the Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Texas is America's hedge against future oil embargoes, shortages and foreign policy extortion by hostile oil-producing Middle East nations.
April 8, 1986 |
The price of oil has fallen from $29 a barrel in November 1985 to $13 in March 1986, a drop of over 50 percent in four months. We are now in the midst of a worldwide oil glut. But how is this possible? After all, in the 1970s we were told that oil is a nonrenewable resource that was on the verge of depletion. Oil could only become more scarce. A glut was not only unthinkable but also logically impossible. But the "impossible" has occurred. How? The doomsday predictions were based on a "worst case" scenario.
August 21, 1990 |
OPEC refused yesterday to schedule an emergency session to consider increasing oil production to alleviate the shortage caused by the Mideast crisis, but Saudi Arabia and Venezuela appeared ready to lead such a meeting anyway. The dispute unsettled world oil markets, with prices mostly finishing higher. In Caracas, Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez said a consulting group within OPEC would meet if the full 13-nation cartel did not agree to a session. "Venezuela will increase its production when there is an accord within OPEC because we are committed to attending (to)
February 18, 1988 |
A Teamsters spokesman yesterday said that the union would launch a worldwide strike against Pan Am Corp. on Sunday, but the troubled carrier pledged to remain "fully operational" if the 4,500 union members walk out. Frank Bertucelli, business representative for Local 732 of the Teamsters' Airline Division, said the Teamsters will walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. EST Sunday, the end of a federally mandated 30-day cooling-off period in the union's dispute...
November 30, 2010
THE FREE-enterprise system is broken. Stupidity reigns. What's the root of today's economic distress? Does it have anything to do with the financial recklesness of Wall Street and our banking system bringing the economy to its knees? Certainly! Warren Buffet described the "financial weapons of mass destruction. " You make loans on the borrowers ability to repay, not on Wall Street repackaging them and passing the risk of default on to someone else. But the real prime mover of today's financial mess is rooted in the oil condition of the country.
June 16, 2006 |
When you pilfer your band's name from a children's book about a mouse and then write bouncy, call-and-response songs that feature a tap dancer instead of a drummer, you run the risk of becoming a novelty act. Remarkably, Tilly and the Wall manage to avoid that problem while retaining their exuberant essence on the new Bottoms of Barrels. To its basic lineup of folk-pop guitar, thrift-store keyboards, amplified taps, and gang girl-boy vocals, the Omaha quintet fleshes out songs such as the flamenco-style "Bad Education" and the roller-rink rockin' "Urgency" with bass, drums, strings and/or horns.