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Old 03-16-2011, 01:43 PM
 
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How often do you remember that the Indian Point nuclear plant is only 50 miles from NYC?
How often do you remember how it has been repeatedly termed less safe than it should be?
How often do you remember that nuclear waste that gets trucked through NYC?
How often do you remember that in case of a nuclear disaster Manhattan can't be evacuated?

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Old 03-16-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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I'm probably too young to remember so could you provide me with links so I could read about it?

And its obvious that if there were ANY disaster, most of Manhattan and especially Long Island would be pretty much screwed.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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instead of worrying about indian point melting down, worry about the long view: where is nyc going to get its power?

indian point provides about 20% of the city's electricity IIRC. shut it down and then what? nobody wants a coal plant anywhere near them. same for a natural gas plant. hell, they cant even agree to build a proposed new gas pipeline under the hudson. you might bring electricity from out of state but that means building more of those huge towers with power lines across the landscape. but nobody wants to be near them either. power generating plants are the ultimate NIMBY. the thirst for electricity will only grow, but nobody wants the place electricity comes form anywhere near them.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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Once again the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant was hit by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, and a tsunami. The nuclear power plant could survive a earthquake of magnitude 7.5, but it was 9 so get your facts straight. Second of all the power plant would be okay if it wasn't for the tsunami which damaged the core, and the reactor of the plant badly. They also though the seawall was going to protect their backup generator from a tsunami which it didn't and placed it by the seawall. Thus they can't cool the plant without power.

Nuclear power is extremely safe under safe operations. Without it a portion of it our world would be dark, and we would still be reliant on fossil fuels. Nuclear power accounts for a portion of the world energy demands. Sure nuclear power plants have had bad raps. Especially since Three Miles Island, and Chernobyl. Three Miles Island did have a meltdown, but it's containment building was strong, and managed to contain it, and for Chernobyl there was no containment building so if it melted down there would be no protection to protect the people. People keep assuming nuclear power is dangerous, but for the last 50 years all our Navy Ships, and Submarines have been using this fuel source. Thus if it is well maintained it would work.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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instead of worrying about indian point melting down, worry about the long view: where is nyc going to get its power?

indian point provides about 20% of the city's electricity IIRC. shut it down and then what? nobody wants a coal plant anywhere near them. same for a natural gas plant. hell, they cant even agree to build a proposed new gas pipeline under the hudson. you might bring electricity from out of state but that means building more of those huge towers with power lines across the landscape. but nobody wants to be near them either. power generating plants are the ultimate NIMBY. the thirst for electricity will only grow, but nobody wants the place electricity comes form anywhere near them.
Funny how in the same town their where Two projects started but never completed/made operational to give people power. The town is Shorham.

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Old 03-18-2011, 04:39 PM
 
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Sorry if my post wasn't clear, MGT04, but there has never been a major nuclear crisis in NYC. (Yet.) But there have been periods when there have been safety issues at Indian Point, and there have been periods when it's brought to the forefront that nuclear waste is unnecessarily trucked through NYC.

You can read about Indian Point on Wiki.
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