Farmers Branch's plans to expand their Camelot Landfill are facing opposition from Lewisville and Carrollton. This is a must-read article. The Camelot landfill has had some water table pollution with dangerous chemicals, and is dangerously close to the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Mount Lewisville (DFW Landfill) and Camelot sit on opposite sides of the river, and both received their original permits under old rules. Modern rules would not allow a landfill where these two are, because they encroach on the 100 year floodplain and floodway. See the flood map below to understand how these are surrounded by floodway and floodplain, and the land under these landfills would be in them had it not been built up for trash. Read more about landfills, and how they eventually fail - then think about how to reduce our waste. Farmers Branch: time to start a residential recycling program. All of North Texas probably needs to come to terms with the fact that Mount Lewisville and Camelot have limited lifetimes. We need to reduce our waste, and try to figure out a more ecologically sound place to put whatever comes next.
Lewisville uranium mining firm Uranium Resources is facing de-listing from NASDAQ again, after its share prices dropped below $1. If it can increase the price to close over $1 for 10 consecutive days within the next 6 months, it can stay listed. What do you think about the idea of investing in uranium, given the international disdain for nuclear power after Japan's recent disaster?
The depth and breadth of Rush Limbaugh's blow-hard stupidity never ceases to amaze me. The drug-addicted wing-nut pundit is now saying that the new Batman movie, where the antagonist is named "Bane" is no accident, but rather some conspiracy cooked up with the Obama administration, since Bain Capital is Mitt Romney's Achilles' heel. Well, I guess if Mitt Romney can retroactively retire, Obama can jump back 20 years and rewrite Batman. *Facepalm*