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Old 03-25-2017, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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So 3 upstate nuclear power plants are failing and need replacement, so Cuomo decides to just charge a $7.6 BILLON tax on ALL New Yorkers who play for electric.

But Long Islanders are special! We get to pay this new tax AND still pay off the Shoreham disaster! Pay for upstate power plants but we alone have to for the only approved nuclear power plant that never went online.

I would be OK if they wrapped up Shoreham debt into this new tax, at least it would be equitable for Long Islanders.

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Old 03-25-2017, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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But wasn't the shoreham debacle the decision of the residents? There was fear for a 3 mile island type incident?
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Old 03-25-2017, 04:36 PM
 
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But wasn't the shoreham debacle the decision of the residents? There was fear for a 3 mile island type incident?
In 1983, Suffolk County determined that the county could not be safely evacuated in the event of a serious nuclear accident at the plant. Governor Mario Cuomo ordered state officials not to approve any LILCO-sponsored evacuation plan—effectively preventing the plant from operating at full capacity. The plant was completed in 1984 and in 1985 LILCO received federal permission for low-power (5 percent power) tests.

By 1989, it became apparent that not enough local communities would sign on to the evacuation plan for the plant ever to be able to open. On May 19, 1989, LILCO agreed not to operate the plant in a deal with the state under which most of the $6 billion cost of the unused plant was passed on to Long Island residents. In 1992, the Long Island Power Authority bought the plant from LILCO. The plant was fully decommissioned in 1994.
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Old 03-25-2017, 04:38 PM
 
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So 3 upstate nuclear power plants are failing and need replacement, so Cuomo decides to just charge a $7.6 BILLON tax on ALL New Yorkers who play for electric.

But Long Islanders are special! We get to pay this new tax AND still pay off the Shoreham disaster! Pay for upstate power plants but we alone have to for the only approved nuclear power plant that never went online.

I would be OK if they wrapped up Shoreham debt into this new tax, at least it would be equitable for Long Islanders.

Stop The Cuomo Tax | No Nuclear Bailout
don't forget the $550 million LIPA tax being considered on the Town of Huntington residents. No help from upstate there either. Cannot wait for the day I will have to change my forum name.
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Old 03-25-2017, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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In 1983, Suffolk County determined that the county could not be safely evacuated in the event of a serious nuclear accident at the plant. Governor Mario Cuomo ordered state officials not to approve any LILCO-sponsored evacuation plan—effectively preventing the plant from operating at full capacity. The plant was completed in 1984 and in 1985 LILCO received federal permission for low-power (5 percent power) tests.

By 1989, it became apparent that not enough local communities would sign on to the evacuation plan for the plant ever to be able to open. On May 19, 1989, LILCO agreed not to operate the plant in a deal with the state under which most of the $6 billion cost of the unused plant was passed on to Long Island residents. In 1992, the Long Island Power Authority bought the plant from LILCO. The plant was fully decommissioned in 1994.
Thank you, seems stupidity runs in the Cuomo family One can only wonder why safety plans were not approved prior to construction starting. Must have been one the traditional backroom deals that NY is so famous for.
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:16 AM
 
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Thank you, seems stupidity runs in the Cuomo family One can only wonder why safety plans were not approved prior to construction starting. Must have been one the traditional backroom deals that NY is so famous for.
Or recognize that its sister plant operated across the sound safely for many years - and had that plant had an incident it was closer to Montauk and the North Fork than Shoreham was.
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:29 AM
 
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In 1983, Suffolk County determined that the county could not be safely evacuated in the event of a serious nuclear accident at the plant. Governor Mario Cuomo ordered state officials not to approve any LILCO-sponsored evacuation plan—effectively preventing the plant from operating at full capacity. The plant was completed in 1984 and in 1985 LILCO received federal permission for low-power (5 percent power) tests.

By 1989, it became apparent that not enough local communities would sign on to the evacuation plan for the plant ever to be able to open. On May 19, 1989, LILCO agreed not to operate the plant in a deal with the state under which most of the $6 billion cost of the unused plant was passed on to Long Island residents. In 1992, the Long Island Power Authority bought the plant from LILCO. The plant was fully decommissioned in 1994.
Thanks for that detailed summary.

I remember that all happening and thought at the time... we can barely get to work during a normal rush hour. How could there ever be a viable evacuation plan for Long Island?

I was not necessarily against the Shoreham plant (although there was a big anti-nuclear power push in the 80s). It was an idea destined for failure if the process depended on a viable plan to evacuate Long Island. The idiots who insisted on driving that bus off the cliff should have paid the $6 billion.
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Old 03-27-2017, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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don't forget the $550 million LIPA tax being considered on the Town of Huntington residents. No help from upstate there either. Cannot wait for the day I will have to change my forum name.
Add this tax to both your home utility bill and the Huntington School district's utility bill.......truly unreal. School district with pass it back to you with a school tax hike!
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Old 03-27-2017, 12:09 PM
 
Location: In the basket
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Sounds like now would be a good time to move out of Huntington.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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So 3 upstate nuclear power plants are failing and need replacement, so Cuomo decides to just charge a $7.6 BILLON tax on ALL New Yorkers who play for electric.

But Long Islanders are special! We get to pay this new tax AND still pay off the Shoreham disaster! Pay for upstate power plants but we alone have to for the only approved nuclear power plant that never went online.

I would be OK if they wrapped up Shoreham debt into this new tax, at least it would be equitable for Long Islanders.

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Have Long Islanders received any energy from the upstate reactors?
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