This week on The Allegheny Front, some communities are dropping glass from residential recycling programs. The 40th anniversary of the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island has some taking another look at thyroid cancer rates in Pennsylvania. And critics of the Green New Deal say health care and jobs are great, but cutting carbon takes precedence.
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- The Green New Deal: Two Takes- Some see the Green New Deal as a chance to create jobs and equalize the economy. But critics say it should have a laser focus on climate action.
- Nuclear Watchdog Group Points to Possible Safety Issue at Three Mile Island- The group wants federal regulators to analyze a “potentially dangerous and risky condition” with new steam generator tubes at the Three Mile Island power plant.
- Thyroid Cancer Study Re-Ignites Debate over Three Mile Island Accident- Many thyroid cancer patients point to the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island 40 years ago as the cause of their disease. A Penn State College of Medicine study shows a correlation.
- Curbside Glass Recycling May Become a Thing of the Past- Glass is easy to recycle, but not in a single bin with paper and plastic. So some recycling sorting facilities are no longer accepting glass.