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Jean and Leon Klatt

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Video of Orgullo y Tradición 2017 by La Joya High School, La Joya, TX.

The La Joya Independent School District, La Joya, TX has a fine arts program that is integrated into the academic program at the three high schools in the district. This program celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2017. Each year a performance of dance and music is presented to the public by each of the high schools. This video contains segments from the performance by the students at La Joya High School. We are simply amazed at the quality of these performances and the talent display by the students.

The Orgullo y Tradición 2017 performance lasted two hours; a couple of segments of the performance can be viewed by clicking on the link in the box below

La Joya 2017 Performance

Files size ≈ 212 MByte

Resolution is 720 X 400 pixels

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Video of U.S. Department Secretary's Award Ceremony.

On April 7, 2014 Leon was a member of a team of individuals that received the U.S. Department of Energy Secretary's award. This award is the highest non-monetary award given by the Department. The award was for the successful implementation of a chemical separation process that removes radioactive cesium (Cs137) from the high level radioactive salt waste stored at the Savannah River DOE Site, Aiken, SC. Thirty-seven million gallons of waste has been stored in underground tanks since the 1950s. All of this waste was produced as part of the U.S. nuclear weapons production program during the Cold War.

During the period 1999 - 2002 Leon managed the development and demonstration of the Caustic Side Solvent Extraction (CSSX) project. The basic chemistry of the CSSX process was invented by Dr. Bruce A. Moyer and his research group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In late 2001 DOE decided to implement CSSX at the Savannah River Site. The Modular CSSX Unit (MCU), a pilot scale demonstration plant, went on-line in 2008 and over the next four years processed 4 million gallons of liquid radioactive waste without a major process upset. The success of the MCU has resulted in the decision to implement CSSX in the full-scale Salt Waste Processing Facility now under construction at the Savannah River Site.

An edited version of the award ceremony video can be viewed by clicking on the link in the box below.

U.S. DOE Secretary's Award Video

Files size ≈ 85 MByte

Resolution is 720 X 400 pixels

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Video of a tidal bore in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The Bay of Fundy has some of the highest tides in the world. A tidal bore is caused by the funnel shape of the Bay of Fundy, and as the incoming tidal water moves into the bay it is squeezed by the ever narrowing sides and decreasing depth of the bay resulting in the water rushing up rivers. As the wave passes you actually see the river flow reverse. We watched the tidal bore on the Shubenacadie River in Nova Scotia, Canada in a steady rain.

Tidal Bore Video

Files size ≈ 43 MByte

Resolution is 640 X 480 pixels

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