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Stranded humpback whale recycled into oil and electricity – DutchNews.nl –

The flesh of the humpback whale which died after becoming stranded off the Wadden Sea island of Texel last year produced enough energy to keep five Dutch families in electricity for a year, the AD reported on Friday.

Once the carcass had been stripped, three containers of 16,000 kilos of blubber and flesh were then processed into oil and meal which were used to create green energy and biofuels and added to motor oil, the paper said.

via DutchNews.nl – Stranded humpback whale recycled into oil and electricity.

Reduction Planned for Power Plant Toxic Metals

     WASHINGTON (CN) – The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a rule that may significantly reduce the amounts of pollutants that steam powered electric power plants emit into surface waters.
     Certain steam electric power plants generate electricity through fossil or nuclear fuels through a thermal cycle that uses a steam and water system.
     The EPA has proposed regulations that would “strengthen the controls on discharges” from those plants by revising the guidelines for discharges into surface waters.

http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/06/12/58461.htm

Chile electrocution video: Acrobat performing on top of pylon is electrocuted in Santiago – Mirror Online

Chile electrocution video: Acrobat performing on top of pylon is electrocuted in Santiago – Mirror Online: This is the horrific moment a man performing acrobatics on the top of an electricity pylon was electrocuted.

The man, named only as Miguel, touched one of the high-voltage cables with his legs as he swung back and forth on the beams yesterday.

The contact with the live wires killed him instantly, to the horror of onlookers who had gathered to watch the scene.

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Major electrical accident may disable Washington ferry for years – Washington – Oregon – Idaho

NWCN.com Washington – Oregon – Idaho: A massive charge of electricity accidentally entered a motor under maintenance on board the M/ V Walla Walla on Sunday while the vessel was docked at the Washington State Ferries (WSF) maintenance facility on Bainbridge Island, known as Eagle Harbor.
No one was injured in the accident, yet a source with detailed knowledge of the event told the KING 5 Investigators that people could have easily died.

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