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On Friday, May 19th, 2017 the School of Science hosted a graduation brunch for the graduating students in the undergraduate and graduate programs in all School of Science departments. A makeshift shed for Reactor 1 now in place, but no secure containment for the old exploded reactor buildings that are dangerously radioactive with flooded basements too of radioactive water, 90,000 tons in all onsite, including some in tanks above ground.

NASA has said its spacecraft on first asteroid sample return mission will pass about 16,000 km above the Earth on September 22. OSIRIS-REx is undertaking a challenging mission to visit the near-Earth asteroid, collect samples and deliver them safely back to the Earth.science in the news

A $500,000 grant from New York State will enable the Jefferson Project to add ten more sensors to a system that is designed to give scientists a remarkably detailed understanding of the lake, an understanding that will help advocates and policy makers preserve its clarity and purity.science in the newsscience in the news

Depending on the pH value of the acid rain it is very likely for the rain to dissolve leaves as is seen in figure 2. In some cases the acid rain doesn’t directly have to be in contact with a part of land for it to have a big effect on it and the living organisms with in it. When it comes to lakes and streams the acidity and the bad chemicals can be passed on by the soil or from different streams that have been in contact with acid rain.

The ultimate test of the Jefferson Project’s value, Hanson says, will be whether local and regional officials are able to use the information to better manage and protect the body of water known as the Queen of American Lakes.”And project director Relyea says they are aiming high.