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Good to Know…Week of April 4, 2011


NUCLEAR WASTE
While Nuclear Waste Piles Up in U.S., Billions in Fund to Handle It Sit Unused
While the nuclear crisis in Japan has focused attention on the risks of spent fuel piling up at the U.S.’s reactors, one curious fact has gone largely unnoted: There is $24 billion sitting in a “nuclear waste fund” that can’t actually be used to pay for a safer way to store the waste at reactors.

To read this article, go to: Propublica.org

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
Hillary Clinton’s Senior Tech Advisor Talks “Radical” Global Citizenship
Alec Ross on subversive technologies, Libya, Wikileaks, and the future of digital diplomacy.”We’re willing to make mistakes of commission,” he tells Fast Company, “rather than omission.”

To read this article, go to: FastCompany.com

THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT
Fire Department’s iPhone App Can Help Save Lives
Application alerts those trained in CPR of nearby emergencies in San Ramon Valley, Calif.

To read this article, go to: GCN.com

FEDS ON FACEBOOK
Facebook-using Federal Managers “Surge,” Survey Finds
More than half the government’s management-level employees use Facebook, and of them, most use it for work, a media marketing survey has found.

To read this article, go to: Govexec.com

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