Beaver County http://wesa.fm en 2 Dead in Beaver County House Explosion http://wesa.fm/post/2-dead-beaver-county-house-explosion <p>Authorities say a man and woman were killed in an early morning house explosion in a rural area of Western Pennsylvania.<br /><br />Emergency dispatchers in Beaver County say the blast was reported at about 4 a.m. Tuesday at the residence in South Beaver Township, about 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.<br /><br />Officer Jesse Richman said the victims, who were in their mid to late 60s, were inside the ranch-style home at the time.<br /> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:37:11 +0000 The Associated Press 32641 at http://wesa.fm Weak Weld Detected In Beaver County Nuclear Reactor http://wesa.fm/post/weak-weld-detected-beaver-county-nuclear-reactor <p>A weak weld discovered last week in a Beaver County nuclear reactor must be repaired before operations can resume.</p><p>The “microscopic” weakness in the reactor vessel head of FirstEnergy’s Beaver Valley Unit 2 in Shippingport was found during an ultrasonic exam of 66 welds around the reactor, according to Jennifer Young, a FirstEnergy spokeswoman.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 18:42:56 +0000 Michael Lynch 28777 at http://wesa.fm Possible Petrochemical Plant in Beaver County http://wesa.fm/post/possible-petrochemical-plant-beaver-county <p></p><p></p><p>Deliberations are underway in Beaver County as officials discuss opening a petrochemical plant in the region. After a visit to the gulf coast and other shale-rich regions in the south, Allegheny Front reporter Reid Frazier returns to Pittsburgh to disclose <a href="http://www.alleghenyfront.org/story/shale-gas-fuels-gulfs-chemical-industry">his findings</a> about ethane, crude oil and natural gas. In Beaver County, the debate hovers between job creation and environmental concerns.</p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:40:25 +0000 Katherine Blackley 18305 at http://wesa.fm Possible Petrochemical Plant in Beaver County