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New York City’s nuclear power plant leaking ‘uncontrollable radioactive flow’ into Hudson River
http://inhabitat.com/new-york-citys-nucl...son-river/

EXCERPT: New York governor Andrew Cuomo recently called for an investigation after Indian Point, a nuclear power plant on the Hudson River, reported a leak of radioactive material flowing into the groundwater. Now, new samples taken from the local groundwater show that contamination levels are 80% higher than previous samples, prompting experts to claim this leak is spreading in “a disaster waiting to happen” and calling for the plant to be shut down completely. The Indian Point nuclear power plant is located just 25 miles north of New York City, and it’s a crucial source of of power for over 23 million people living in the greater NYC metropolitan region. The location 25 miles north of NYC is a serious threat to the whole region, according to watchdog group Riverkeeper....



Student Housing Made From Shipping Containers
http://www.jetsongreen.com/2016/02/stude...ers-2.html

EXCERPT: There has been a bit of a lull in shipping container housing projects lately, though it seems the trend is still alive and well. The Danish firm CPH Containers are planning to build affordable student housing using repurposed shipping containers. They will be doing so in collaboration with Søren Nielsen of Vandkunsten Architects, and the first such student housing village, which will be located in Copenhagen, is slated to be completed by the end of this year....



Say it Ayn So! A Randian View of the Boston-Area's Housing Supply
http://www.planetizen.com/node/84654/say...ing-supply

EXCERPT: The Boston-area's supply of urban housing is failing people starting their careers, writes an architect and fan of Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead"....