KUT Morning Newspod October 5, 2011
Firefighters Making Progress on New Bastrop Fire
Firefighters say they made progress overnight to contain another wildfire in Bastrop County. The Old Potato Fire started Tuesday afternoon and has burned about a thousand acres. It was 25 percent contained but firefighters expect that number to go up Wednesday. The Texas Forest Service says 28 homes were evacuated. No homes were lost and there were no injuries.
The inaugural SXSWeco conference continues Tuesday. For conference organizers it’s their second effort to drive the agenda on weightier social issues than what they’re best known for. KUT’s Erika Aguilar has more on the Newspod.
How Austin Plans to Achieve Zero Waste
Austin Resource Recovery, formerly known as Austin’s Solid Waste Services, has released its draft master plan for the next 30 years. It’s a framework for how the city plans to achieve its zero waste goals- to drastically reduce the amount of trash going to landfills. The Solid Waste Advisory Commission will be looking over the draft plan Wednesday. You can read it here.