The MIT physicist is already steeped in Beltway politics, but his enthusiasm for nuclear power and natural gas worries some environmental advocates.
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Army investigators said soldiers, civilians and National Guard recruiters used the program as a “bounty” from which they could illegally collect money.
If you knew a someone who was planning to enlist in the National Guard, would you sign up as a recruiting assistant with the Army so that you could earn $7,500 for claiming to have recruited the person for the Army? What would you do if you knew others were doing this?
An Army program meant to increase the number of recruits during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars devolved into an illegal free-for-all that could cost taxpayers close to $100 million, military investigators say, describing new details of what they called a long-running scheme among National Guard recruiters that went undetected for years.
The cost of a proposed uranium processing facility for nuclear weapons in Oakridge, Tenn., has soared as high as $11.6 billion — 19 times the original estimate — even as critics accuse the Energy Department of overstating the need for spare bomb parts.
ECOVER TO TURN SEA PLASTIC INTO BOTTLES IN PIONEERING RECYCLING SCHEME
Ecover, the green cleaning brand, said on Thursday it will use plasticwaste retrieved from the sea to create an entirely new type of sustainable and recyclable plastic bottle.
The Belgian company is working with plastic manufacturer Logoplaste to combine plastic trawled from the sea with a plastic made from sugar cane (‘Plant-astic’) and recycled plastic, in what it is calling a world-first for packaging. Products made from the packaging will go on sale next year.
But the company was unable to give details of how much plastic would be retrieved or what percentage of “sea plastic” would be used in the packaging.
Ecover chief executive, Philip Malmberg, said: “We won’t have a definitive figure on the amount we will retrieve we are just hoping to get as much as is possible and give fishermen an incentive to join the initiative and help clean the seas. We want to get the sea waste in as much of our packaging as possible – it will always depend on the amount and quality of the plastic they have managed to fish.”
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Pundits and policymakers love to brawl over who should be receiving Social Security benefits—but it’s hard to imagine any of them vying for deceased Aunt Edna.
According to a Social Security Inspector General report, $40.3 million in social security benefits have been paid to the dead since 2008. Typically, family members or funeral homes are supposed to notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) that a person has died, at which point the information is put in the SSA’s Death Master File. However, people sometimes fail to report this information and even when they do—the SSA continues to make erroneous payments.
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