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Old 02-13-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Just throwing this out there: Does anyone care that the Brunswick Nuclear Plant is 36 years old and only a short distance from SJP.

We currently live about 53 miles from the Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant which is only 6 years older and it is scheduled to close in 2019.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:34 AM
 
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At .0969 cents a kilowatt hour it's OK with me.....

Ron W.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Well.... I don't give that any more thought than I did for the bugs and humidity in the summer and/or the possibility of a hurricane "someday"..... of course it's just a layman's opinion, BUT.... it's 2011 and nobody knows where or when "they" may decide to build another/more nuclear ( spelling ) plants to satisfy our ever increasing need for more electricity.... depending on "which" set of idiots are in charge of the government at any particular moment, since solar panels do not seem to be getting the task done "they" may decide next year to build a new plant outside of every major city in the country for all we know.... from Connecticut down to Florida...... from North Carolina to California..... where do we move then ?

I am much more concerned about the possibility that they may run out of my favorite appetizer at Tommy Thompsons on a Friday night.... again of course that's just my layman's opinion.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:07 AM
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I have lived on both Oak Island and in Huntersville, near Charlotte, in both cases within 5 miles or so of a nuc plant. Never entered the equation. I was more concerned about comet or meteor impact.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:23 AM
 
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Very astute of you LLN.... I stand corected.... I must add the possibility of a meteor shower to the appetizer scenario.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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I imaging it also helps keep the tax rate down too
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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Keep the tax rate down ? Do you mean the meteor shower or the appetizers ?
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I was wondering if the plant has any influence on helping to keep the SJP tax rate low?
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:37 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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St James has the same tax rate as ALL of Brunswick County, unless I'm mistaken. In addition, since the other counties in the same proximity to "the plant" in other directions have HIGHER taxes.... I do not believe proximity to "the plant" has anything to do with anyones' tax rate..... but who am I to know. Having said that, and keeping in mind my previous statement regarding "the plant".... "I" would not listen to ANYBODY's opinion on it, if I had a problem with living near "the plant", I would not move there no matter what anyone else thought.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: NC
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The nuclear plant has always scored well on safety-----not a factor on my radar screen. The taxes in CT give me more nervous attacks. I do know that Southport pays higher electric rates than Oak Island, though.
Like Stonecreek, I'm more concerned about the availability of fresh shrimp and grouper. ;>) Or, at the moment, about my porch roof collapsing from snow weight.
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