To keeping on nuc-ing...or not

To keeping on nuc-ing...or not

Summary: That is the question. And the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will next year decide whether to keep the Indian Point nuclear generating plant online for another twenty-five years.

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That is the question. And the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will next year decide whether to keep the Indian Point nuclear generating plant online for another twenty-five years. This time the arguments over Indian Point have a strong economic content. New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation says the plant is having continuous negatives effects on wildlife in the Hudsoin River and should be denied a new permit. The NRC's own staff recommendation is to keep the plant running because it produces so much energy.

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  • The New York State Department of ....

    ... Conservation wants to cut their nose off to spite their face. They are right of course. The should shut down that nuclear power plant and replace that energy with 10 new coal powered plants. That shouldn't hurt the environment at all!
    ShadeTree
    • Ok...

      Replace it with 300 of these, http://www.metaefficient.com/news/new-record-worlds-largest-wind-turbine-7-megawatts.html

      That'll create some jobs.
      jackbond
      • Right....

        Let's see, nuclear plant: consistent, predictable output, small footprint.
        Wind farm: inconsistent, unpredictable output (remember what happened
        in Texas the day the wind stopped - from 1700 to 300 MW, other
        supplies could not make up the difference for several hours; turbines
        don't produce when the wind stops, and shut down when the wind gets
        too strong), massive footprint (hundreds of acres of land, visible for
        miles)
        aep528
        • Yep, no ecological footprint there!(nt)

          The tree huggers just can't get we need more then one source for power. I would ask this guy if he wants one of those windmills in his backyard. I didn't think so!
          ShadeTree