Included in IMPO's top five news stories: a plant supervisor is one of three charged in the Flint water crisis and workers labor to remove radioactive waste 30 years after the Chernobyl accident.
Take a look at this week's top stories:
Video: Tesla Automatically Dodges Truck: A Tesla driver caught on his dashcam the moment at which the car’s autopilot saved him from a collision with a truck. According to a driver known on YouTube as Joshua Brown, a truck was merging onto an exit ramp and entered a lane already occupied by the Tesla Model S. The video shows the moment at which the car edges itself to the side to get out of the way of the larger vehicle.
Trump Jabs Carrier's Plant Closing During Indianapolis Rally: Donald Trump's campaign speech in Indianapolis jabbed at Carrier Corp.'s decision to close a 1,400-workerfactory in the city and move production to Mexico. The thousands of supporters at the Indiana State Fairgrounds cheered Wednesday when Trump said he would impose stiff taxes on companies taking jobs from the country and that Carrier's move wouldn't happen if he was president.
Plant Supervisor 1 Of 3 Charged In Flint Water Crisis: Two state regulators and a Flint employee were charged Wednesday with evidence tampering and several other felony and misdemeanor counts related to the Michigan city's lead-tainted water crisis. The charges — the first levied in a probe that is expected to broaden — were filed against a pair of state Department of Environmental Quality officials and a local water treatment plant supervisor and stem from an investigation by the Michigan attorney general's office.
MM: Replacing Bubble Wrap With Ocean Algae: In this episode, a new material made of seaweed-derived agar is said to be more environmentally friendly than Styrofoam or bubble wrap. Watch the video to learn how its made.
30 Years After Blast, Labor To Clean Chernobyl's Traces: Thirty years after the world's worst nuclear accident, the Chernobyl power plant is surrounded by both desolation and clangorous activity, the sense of a ruined past and a difficult future. The plant is derelict. After the No. 4 reactor exploded in the early-morning hours of April 26, 1986, its other reactors were gradually taken out of service and the sprawling complex hasn't produced a watt of electricity since 2000. Just a few hundred meters (yards) away from the hulk, hundreds of workers labor to construct a vast and remarkable structure that is to be the first step in removing the tons of radioactive waste that remain. The 2-billion-euro ($2.3 billion) New Safe Confinement project, funded by international donations and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is a race against time — though, unsettlingly, how much time can't be known.