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Old 05-28-2007, 07:29 AM
 
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I am just wondering how apparent are these plants on the lake?? Plus what type of contamination is going on there? I just kmow if I had the option I probably wouldn't want to live near one of these plants or play in a lake with the plants on them. I heard Lake Norman had 3 plants on it. I just wanted to get your take on it that already live there.
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:37 AM
 
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Nuke-u-ler power is the reason for the lake.
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:39 AM
 
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I think Norman has one. Wylie has one. Norman, Wylie and Mountain Island all have several coal power plants. They are highly visible water cooling towers with steam plumes to smoke stacks with black plumes. As far as pollution well coal plants have emissions. All the plants have thermal emission and really raise the lake temperatures in some areas.
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:47 AM
 
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Default Duke Power CREATED these lakes to produce energy

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Nuke-u-ler power is the reason for the lake.

Duke Energy links to man-made lakes:
Lake Facts & Maps - Duke Energy
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Nuclear Energy Institute (broken link)

From Duke Power - Nuclear Emergency Preparedness
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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THANK YOU marvinnative and Linus!

The redux we get on these repeat threads is exhausting BUT click on the link provided above and learn that Lake Norman was built for the plants NOT for recreation as first priority.

I don't understand why this is such a big shocker to people. Every place I know of has some sort of plant near populated cities and town across the USA.
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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I am just wondering how apparent are these plants on the lake?? Plus what type of contamination is going on there? I just kmow if I had the option I probably wouldn't want to live near one of these plants or play in a lake with the plants on them. I heard Lake Norman had 3 plants on it. I just wanted to get your take on it that already live there.

People are spending millions of dollars to live on Lake Norman. Developers are investing millions to build on these lakes. Langtree at the Lake will be selling million dollar condos and have a yacht club. It can't be too bad.
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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LKN does not = http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/7455/homersimpsonnnuclearpowch5.jpg (broken link)
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:45 AM
 
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I think Norman has one. Wylie has one. Norman, Wylie and Mountain Island all have several coal power plants. They are highly visible water cooling towers with steam plumes to smoke stacks with black plumes. As far as pollution well coal plants have emissions. All the plants have thermal emission and really raise the lake temperatures in some areas.

Highly visible with black plumes...really? I've never seen black plumes from Lake Wylie. Check with some of the environmental control workers at the Catawba Plant. I think if it were producing black plumes they'd have some fines from the state.
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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No one has ever seen black plumes because they don't exist. Doesn't happen.
Next we'll hear about unicorns running across Hwy 49 and the magical leprechauns in the trees near Freedom Park and other mythical non-existent Charlotte urban legends.
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