[ RadSafe ] Irony at Its Best

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Tue Dec 4 21:16:02 CST 2007

Dec. 4

         (I don't see the irony.)

         According to the article, the two reactors have a combined 
capacity of 2,069 megawatts.  By my reckoning that is enough electricity to 
supply approximately 2 million homes.  (Someone please correct me if my 
reckoning is wrong.)  I would say that suggesting the power be cut off to 2 
million homes is in itself a scare tactic.  Cuomo says shut the reactors 
down now, we can buy replacement power.  Gov. Spitzer wants to wait until 
another source of power is found.  Is that much electricity readily 
available for sale?  If so, how much will it cost compared to what users 
are paying now?

         New York State government probably has a "long and troubling 
history of problems."  Perhaps it should be shut down instead.  That would 
leave plenty of money to buy electricity, that is for sure.

Steven Dapra

At 11:55 AM 12/4/07 -0600, bobcherry at satx.rr.com wrote:
>This articel is in today's New York Times: 
>Here is the lead passage in the article:
>Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo said on Monday that the state had asked 
>the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to deny an application to extend the 
>license of the Indian Point nuclear reactors, citing "a long and troubling 
>history of problems."
>Here is a later passage:
>Mr. Cuomo said at the news conference that claims of power shortages 
>should the plant be shut were "scare tactics" ...
>Oh! The irony!

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