In this Feb. 24, 2010, picture, Regina Discenza stands on the shore of Barnegat Bay, near her home in Lacey Township, N.J., as she talks about the fears of water discharged from the nearby Oyster Creek nuclear plant. At the 41-year-old facility in southern New Jersey, the country's oldest operating reactor, the latest tritium troubles started in April 2009, a week after it was relicensed for 20 more years. None has been directly measured in drinking water, but it has been found in an aquifer and in a canal discharging into nearby Barnegat Bay. The bay is a popular spot for swimming, boating and fishing.
Fresh fire crews prepare to take over at a house fire on Cynthia Street in west Lawrence on July 5, 2011. Two people, including one firefighter, suffered minor injuries. The fire was declared under control around 4 p.m., but crews continued to investigate and salvage through the evening hours.
A Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical firefighter looks through a damaged window inside a single family home that caught fire about 3:30 p.m. on July 5, 2011. One of the homeowners suffered minor injuries and was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for observation.
A bird cage sits outside the home on Cynthia Street where a fire was reported on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. The bird in the cage died. The fire was reported under control shortly after 4 p.m.
First place photo in the weather category in the Kansas Green Teams photo contest.
Overall winner of Kansas Green Teams Photo Contest