The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
Governor Strickland and other state officials this morning will announce plans to build a nuclear power plant in Piketon, south of Columbus. Not surprisingly, the debate over the plant has already begun.
There’s a lot of the regulation involved in building a nuclear power plant. That means that a Piketon Nuclear Reactor is still many years away from going on-line.
No nuclear plant has been built in the U.S. since the 1979 partial meltdown at the 3 Mile Island Plant in Pennsylvania…..but plans were unveiled Thursday to research the possibility of building one in Southern Ohio. The proposed site is near the grounds of a former uranium-enrichment plant in Piketon. That’s where utility and government officials announced details of the project.
Nuclear Power is drawing mixed reviews among residents of Southern Ohio Governor Strickland and other officials Thursday are expected to announce plans to build a nuclear power plant in Piketon. Some residents welcome the thousands of jobs the plant would create; others worry about the health risks.
Ohio Republican Senator George Voinovich is celebrating after his long time goal of reviving nuclear power took a big step forward.
A professor of International Relations at the National University of Iran spoke in Columbus Monday. Mahmood Sariolghalam addressed a gathering at Ohio State University where he offered his perspective on the growing Iranian nuclear crisis.