[ RadSafe ] Irony at Its Best
sjd at swcp.com
Tue Dec 4 21:16:02 CST 2007
(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.
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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