[ RadSafe ] Wind Farms
NeilKeeney at aol.com
NeilKeeney at aol.com
Sat Apr 14 07:32:05 CDT 2007
Maury, dog, Stewart:
I could use a good laugh now. If you still have the LOBA piece laying
around collecting Trons, let's have it again Stewart.
As an aside, while I was working a contract at Detroit Edisons Fermi plant
on Lake Erie, I noted the predominance of nearly gale force winds at the site.
During the post-9/11 dramatizations by Security Weanies everywhere, the
exclusion zone around the plant, on the lake side, was extended out to one-mile
into Lake Erie, a "no-go" zone for boaters, fishermen or similar species.
Strangely, there were no signs or notices forbidding Al Qaida (sp) operatives
or terrorists from the region, you just couldn't fish there...
As I observed all this, it occurred to me that the area out in the lake
would make an ideal wind farm. But, the site also had a population of raptors
(hawks, eagles) that would have effectively eliminated the prospect... The
State had been pushing for diversification in energy; but I don't think they
would have been capable of confronting local environmentalists to reconcile the
issues... Too bad too. I think it would have been a very good site for the
I like birds, I love nuclear, and think other forms of green-power
generation are a fun game, sorta like tinkering with a model (the parts and pieces
kind) in the garage; you wanna see if you can make all the parts fit and have it
work cause then you will have won...
A number of friends and I will never forget your LOBA satire -- that was
great satiric humor. And if one closes their eyes, prop your feet up
with a good cup of coffee, then the pictures one conjures up are
absolutely fabulous! I thanked you then and I'm still grateful for that
stewart farber wrote:
> Interesting post. Does anyone have any news articles to forward on
> this subject of bird kills, or cites to legal action between
> environmental groups duking it out over wind farms vs. wildlife
> Many years ago [in 1982] I wrote a satire about "the most dreaded of
> all power generation accidents --the Loss of Blade Accident [LOBA]"
> after the president
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