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The company will now be allowed to dump an average of 1,584 pounds of ammonia and 4,925 pounds of sludge into Lake Michigan every day. The additional sludge is the maximum allowed under federal guidelines.
Company officials insisted they did everything they could to keep more pollution out of the lake.
BP gets break on dumping in lake | Chicago Tribune
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Friday, July 06, 2007
The girl, who was slightly injured in the crash, is now charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident. Duck said she sideswiped another vehicle during the roughly 8-mile chase.
Duck said the girl, whose name was not released because of her age, told police she was on her way to pick up her sister at a concert.
Duck declined to release the girl's blood alcohol level but said a blood test at the hospital showed it was higher than .02, the legal limit for minors.
Minors can drink in Alabama? They have a limit of .02??? Jeepers! Thats the limit for Adults in Wisconsin I think???
11-year-old girl charged with DUI after chase - USATODAY.com
Later, there were worldwide recalls of Chinese toothpaste laced with the same toxic substance that in recent years was thought to be responsible for the deaths of at least 100 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
And last week, the United States Food and Drug Administration blocked imports of some Chinese seafood, including shrimp, catfish and eel, after seeing a sharp rise in the amount of Chinese seafood tainted with carcinogens and excessive antibiotic residues.
But Chinese consumers are thought to be the primary victims of fake and substandard food and drugs, and the nation’s top regulators have been blamed for putting the public at risk by swapping cars, gifts and cash for granting licenses to drugs that in some cases have turned out to be deadly.
China Sentences Official to Death for Corruption - New York Times
Maybe we need to implement these changes to our figureheads proven to be criminals...
Sunday, July 01, 2007
South African-born Austin James Stevens is fascinated by snakes and reptiles. It’s been that way since he was 12.
His life story is both diverse and full of adventure. As a young man, he served in the South African army during the war in Angola. His fellow soldiers gave him the nickname “Snakeman” because of his uncanny ability to track, identify, and remove venomous snakes. It was a skill the soldiers depended on frequently and that nearly cost Stevens his life when he was called in to remove a puff adder, a highly venomous snake, from a machine-gun trench.
Animal Planet :: Austin Stevens
By Ed Oswald, BetaNews
June 29, 2007, 1:04 PM
Although its more commonly known for its floor-cleaning robots, iRobot also contracts out to law enforcement and the Pentagon. A new robot could soon be armed to assist soldiers and law enforcement.The company said Thursday that it teamed up with the maker of Tasers to incorporate the technology into robots that it builds for its clients. The first prototype of a model using the technology will be shown off at a Taser conference in Chicago, July 9-10.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, and iRobot has not said how much the units would sell for.
iRobot used its PackBot line for its Taser-enabled robots. The vehicle is designed to investigate hazardous areas, and can be hand carried and driven by a single operator. The modular design of these devices made adding Taser simple, the company says.
About 1,000 of the robots have already been deployed, and iRobot said that some of them are helping to detect and defuse IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"The addition of TASER technologies onto iRobot platforms will provide a critical tool for SWAT, law enforcement and military to handle a variety of dangerous scenarios," the company's government and industry division president Vice Admiral Joe Dyer said.
There is opposition to iRobot's moves. Taser has recently come under fire due to several instances where a Taser gun shock has actually proven fatal. The stun gun is intended to only subdue a suspect, not inflict a lethal blow.
Others say that iRobot's steps only mean an autonomous robot capable of deciding on its own when to shoot and kill. "It's one more step in that direction," GlobalSecurity.org director John Pike told the Associated Press Thursday.
"I think at some point toward the end of the next decade, you're going to start seeing RoboCops, or a Terminator. We may see autonomous robots capable of inflicting lethal force."
iRobot denied that is where the industry is going, saying that is far beyond what is being announced this week.