Thursday, February 23, 2023

So, There Was a Fire at a Nuclear Security Facility in Tennessee on Wednesday
Spencer Brown / Townhall Tipsheet
The Y-12 National Security Complex outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, had a busy day on Wednesday after a fire broke out in one of its production buildings shortly after 9:00 a.m. local time. 
Local media reported that the production affected was "Building 9212, a uranium procession facility." That is, the kind of place a fire is not ideal. 
Local reports also noted that the building involved in the incident "was constructed in 1945 and has undergone multiple renovations and repairs over time." 

By early afternoon, Y-12 officials gave the all-clear and reported that normal operations were continuing. 

So, the good news is no one was injured and no radiation leaks were detected. Still, the cause of the fire remains unknown and Y-12 has undertaken an investigation. Read more and see tweets here.

Biden’s latest whack at the suburbs will change your neighborhood for the worse
200 pages of radical new rules would require ‘equity plans’ that go way beyond fair housing

The goal of "fair housing" would seem to be quite straightforward. As spelled out in the Fair Housing Act of 1968 — and found in realtors’ offices across the country — it precludes "discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of dwellings … based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), familial status, and disability." In other words, those who can afford to rent or buy should not be precluded from doing so for reasons having nothing to do with the ability to pay.  

But for the Biden administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, fair housing is more — much more. In proposed regulations that would touch any jurisdiction that accepts any sort of HUD funding, fair housing must mean a plan to "promote equity in their communities, decrease segregation, and increase access to opportunity and community assets for people of color and other...Read more and see videos here.