Leak At Nuclear Power Plant & More in Today’s News
California– The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating a possible leak of radioactive steam. Apparently, a sensor detected the possible leak. The leak has forced a unit shutdown at the San Onofre nuclear generating station near San Diego. This is the same nuclear power plant that had an ammonia leak back in November. Southern California Edison released a statement, saying, “The potential leak poses no imminent danger to the public or plant workers.”
New York– A flaw in the design of the new World Trade Center could cost the building agency millions of dollars. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said the loading dock under One World trade center won’t be finished in time for tenants to move their equipments into the building. Five temporary building bays will now have to be placed into the 104-story tower adding millions to the cost of One World Trade Center.
Schenectady-A local teen received 14 years behind bars for his involvement in a shooting nearly two years ago. Michael Capers was sentenced in Schenectady County Court Tuesday. The shooting resulted in the deaths of two young men, 17-year old Alphanzo Pittman and 21-year old Virgil Terry. Back in October, Capers was found guilty on gun charges.
Albany– Police are looking for a man who robbed a gas station at gunpoint Monday night. According to police, the suspect walked into the Sunoco gas station on Washington Avenue, across from SUNY Albany, around 10:45pm. The man demanded cash be put in a duffel bag and then took off on foot, east on Washington Avenue. A police dog tracked the suspect, but lost the trail at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Buell Street.
Rensselaer– A former county sheriff is remembered this week after passing away on Monday. Marine veteran and former state trooper, Daniel Keating died at the age of 80. He served as the county sheriff for Rensselaer from 1991 until 2003, when he changed his mind about running for a fourth term. Calling hours will be Thursday at Park Brothers memorial in Watervliet and a funeral set for Friday in Wynantskill.