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[aprssig] Bob Not Using His Own Advice?

Brian B. Riley brianbr at mac.com
Thu Sep 20 04:10:59 UTC 2007


Well nobody has died yet, but we here in VT are mighty worried about  
the SOB's that are running VT Yankee ... they just had a cooling  
tower collapse and knock out a big chunk of their capacity. It was a  
wood and metal affair  and the rot should have been apparent to  
anyone bothering to look ... but that is the problem, they weren't  
looking.

VT Yankee is one of the oldest reactor vessels in the nation. each  
new owner takes it on and tries to run on as a cheap a budget as  
possible, each trying to make their money and then run like hell  
trying not to be the one stuck when the vessel has to be shutdown.  
They will be safely in  their condos in California, when VT is  
glowing  in  the dark!

In of itself nuclear power is definitely  the way to go ... what  
worries me is they will be run by people for whose operating practice  
will be dictated by the bottom line.


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On Sep 19, 2007, at 10:48 PM, Scott Miller wrote:

>> It is just rediculuous that America (as represented by GM) still
>> demands a GAS powered vehicle which costs 10 cents per mile to
>> drive when an Electric Vehicle can run for 1 cent per mile.  The
>> economics are there!  If we could just get Detroit out of the
>> way, we might be able to quit sending a Billion  Dollars a day
>> to The Arabs for oil...
>
> And if we could just get the public past an irrational and ignorant  
> fear of all things nuclear, we could get away from burning coal to  
> produce all of that electricity.
>
> How many people have died because of nuclear power accidents in the  
> last decade?  How many have died mining coal in the last YEAR?
>
> Scott
> N1VG
>
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