[ RadSafe ] Air pollution in Paris gets so bad car driving is BANNED on alternate days

Dan McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 23:52:22 CDT 2014

Dear Roy:

As far as being a pedestrian in Paris, I could think of quite a few
European capitals that I favor far more. I lived 1 year near Paris
(Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche) but also spent 12 years in Austria, 8 of those
years in or near Vienna working at the IAEA. Vienna is a much more
pedestrian-friendly place! Of course, I had my bike stolen at the train
station in Korneuburg (along with quite a few other people) thus ending my
commute via bicycle. But then, I'd commute to work on my horse at the
Leoben Mining University... Another story!  But Minsk on Saturday Nights
was the limit. So many very drunk Belorussians inside a tram - as we know
from Henry's Law, based on the temperature, kinetics, and equilibrium
conditions this could allow for the exceedence of the Lower Explosive Limit
of alcohol... perhaps...

Dan ii

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On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 10:01 PM, ROY HERREN <royherren2005 at yahoo.com>wrote:

> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2582073/Air-pollution-Paris-gets-bad-car-driving-BANNED-alternate-days.html
> Air pollution in Paris gets so bad car driving is BANNED on alternate
> daysHow does France, a county that is one of the world's leaders in the use
> of Nuclear Power, find itself with such an air pollution problem in it's
> capital?  France has an abundance of affordable electricity, and
> unfortunately a legacy left over from the past century, which it shares
> with the rest of the world, of having its street level transportation
> industry powered by diesel and gasoline.  It seems so obvious that the
> answer is to somehow use electricity to power the transportation industry.
> It is already being done with electric buses, trains, and subways.  Why
> can't it be done on a wide scale with all buses, trucks and automobiles?
> Imagine what the air quality of Paris be like if it's transportation
> industry were powered by Nuclear power produced electricity?  How many
> people have to die world wide from preventable respiratory  illnesses
> before the inevitable change
>  over to an electric transportation industry?
>  Roy Herren
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