[ RadSafe ] Obama announces loan guarantees for two nuclear reactors
HOWARD.LONG at comcast.net
HOWARD.LONG at comcast.net
Tue Feb 16 12:54:22 CST 2010
Ted Rockwell's book graphs the cost of a nuclear power reactor enlarging 10 x
while regulations for it enlarged 10 x.
If only gov. would leave safety to those closest (and most effected)!
No dependency on gov. funding should be needed!
This recapitulates the high costs of "medical care"
(actually the high cost of dictated care,
from which most of my patients are refugees) .
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Huffman" <doug.huffman at wildblue.net>
To: "Sandy Perle" <SPerle at mirion.com>
Cc: "radsafe at radlab.nl" <radsafe at radlab.nl>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:31:48 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Obama announces loan guarantees for two nuclear reactors
On 2/16/2010 07:25, Perle, Sandy wrote:
> Obama announces loan guarantees for two nuclear reactors
> February 16, 2010 12:05 p.m. EST
> STORY HIGHLIGHTS
> * New reactors would be built near Augusta, Georgia
> * The reactors would be part of an expansion of an existing nuclear facility
> * 3,500 on-site construction jobs and 850 permanent operations jobs projected, officials say
> * Obama's proposed budget triples loan guarantees for nuclear power plants
> Washington (CNN) -- President Obama announced $8.3 billion in loan guarantees Tuesday for two nuclear reactors to be built in Burke County, Georgia.
> No new nuclear power plants have been built in the United States in three decades.
> The new reactors are to be part of an expansion of an existing nuclear facility near Augusta, Georgia, operated by Atlanta-based Southern Co.
> The loan guarantees will help create 3,500 on-site construction jobs and 850 permanent operations jobs, administration officials claimed. The reactors will help provide power to over 550,000 homes and 1.4 million people, it said.
> "This is only the beginning," Obama said during a visit to an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers training facility in Lanham, Maryland. "We'll continue to provide financing for clean energy projects ... across America."
> The president acknowledged that construction of new nuclear facilities will meet with some political resistance. Nuclear development has traditionally been opposed by more progressive elements of the Democratic Party.
> "The fact is, even though we have not broken ground on a new nuclear plant in nearly 30 years, nuclear energy remains our largest source of fuel that produces no carbon emissions," Obama said.
> "To meet our growing energy needs and prevent the worst consequences of climate change, we'll need to increase our supply of nuclear power. It's that simple."
> At the same time, the president argued, traditional Republican proponents of nuclear power should acknowledge that comprehensive energy legislation is needed to help provide incentives making clean energy more profitable.
> Any new nuclear facilities, he promised, will "be held to the highest and strictest safety standards."
> Obama's proposed fiscal year 2011 budget triples loan guarantees for nuclear power plants to over $54 billion, the White House noted.
> Sander C. Perle
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The godfather of talk radio properly and acutely observed today that
without a proper waste depository this is empty political posturing.
Dirty Harry Reid will not allow our teleprompter in chief to do what is
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