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Old 02-21-2007, 08:47 AM
 
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I just think it's important to get the facts out there, regardless of whether it is positive or negative. People should have the right to make an informed decision, that's all.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:49 AM
 
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Most nuclear plants require cooling from an ocean or large body of water. The cooling water never touches anything radioactive, and serves as a heat exchanger, absorbing heat from a completely seperate circuit that comes in contact with radioactive materials. Worrying about cancer from cooling water is like the old HIV/AIDS from a toilet seat rumors.

Chernobyl was partially caused by HUMANS running some experimental procedures on the plant when it had the meltdown. They purposely deactived most of the automatic saftey systems and were unable to react quickly enough when things got out of control.

Aside from the waste, nuclear power is a great alternative to fossil fuel dependence regardless of your political leanings. Most people in the US and EU live within >100 miles of a nuclear plant.

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Old 02-21-2007, 08:50 AM
 
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I just think it's important to get the facts out there, regardless of whether it is positive or negative. People should have the right to make an informed decision, that's all.
Hey, that's what America is all about

Educating oneself on any issue leads to better choices and decisions.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:06 AM
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Agreed. But I would imagine that the plant uses a portion of the lake water to operate. This not only includes drawing water in, but expelling water out.

Without jumping to conclusions, there's a chance that this is the same body of water that's used for drinking.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:19 AM
 
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Agreed. But I would imagine that the plant uses a portion of the lake water to operate. This not only includes drawing water in, but expelling water out.

Without jumping to conclusions, there's a chance that this is the same body of water that's used for drinking.
All I can do is re-post what I think is already the best post on this:


"The cooling water never touches anything radioactive, and serves as a heat exchanger, absorbing heat from a completely seperate circuit that comes in contact with radioactive materials."
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:01 AM
 
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I, for one, would not do anything in Lake Norman let alone DRINK anything. Gross!!
Has NOTHING to do with the fact that its purpose is to be the cooling system for the reactor - seriously. Not an issue.

http://www.duke-energy.com/environment/water/smp/catawbawateree_smp/ (broken link)
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:18 AM
 
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So what is the conclusion here is it safe to swin in that water? It seems weird to me. Is Lake Wylie safe to be in? I personally think even the Atlantic ocean is gross so I guess I am not going to like the lake.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:31 AM
 
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So what is the conclusion here is it safe to swin in that water? It seems weird to me. Is Lake Wylie safe to be in? I personally think even the Atlantic ocean is gross so I guess I am not going to like the lake.
I think the bottom line is... you should ask a real estate agent about these matters. They have the knowledge to tell you anything you would like to hear.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:57 AM
 
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WOW! What a discussion. I'd like to make just two quick points. First, it is the legal responsibility of the Real Estate Agent to disclose to a potential buyer all material facts that affect a property. So, if you are considering buying on a lake you should be told the facts. It is a nuclear power plant. And, then a smart agent will follow up by providing Duke Energy's (or whomever's) history of safety in the area and the low probability of disaster. The buyer will then make the decision to buy or not.

Secondly, we do all have opinions and whether we agree or disagree I appreciate the fact that we can do it with respect. None of us have exclusive rights here.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:04 PM
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"The cooling water never touches anything radioactive, and serves as a heat exchanger, absorbing heat from a completely seperate circuit that comes in contact with radioactive materials."
LovesMountains, I thank you for your helpful reply .

My greatest concern has to do not with what is the normal operation of the equipment, but with what might happen, should the equipment malfunction.

Either way, I am not from the area; thus I know not, about Duke's reputation for safety. But judging by the attitude of the posters on this thread, and lack of news, it would seem that Duke takes the operation of the plant very seriously .

Curiously enough, I find it odd that the Charlotte area doesn't rely on well water - which might be safer, and doesn't need filtering, for it's water supply. Anyone know why?
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