[ RadSafe ] Irony at Its Best

Bob Cherry bobcherry at satx.rr.com
Tue Dec 4 21:36:54 CST 2007

Sorry, Maybe I was too subtle. 


The irony is that IMO Mr. Cuomo is using scare tactics ("long and troubling
history of problems" ) to further his agenda and a few minutes later he
decries Indian Point proponents of using scare tactics ("claims of power
shortages") to further their agenda.


He can do it and they can't? Or maybe he doesn't know he is doing it. I
found it ironic that he is doing the same thing he is accusing others of


I guess he believes opinions are like "rear ends." Everyone's stinks but


Bob C


From: Steven Dapra [mailto:sjd at swcp.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 9:16 PM
To: bobcherry at satx.rr.com; radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Irony at Its Best


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:
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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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