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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The "Nuclear Power is Dangerous" rhetoric about to heat up as gas prices continue to rise...

...and we look for alternate sources of power. Even though there is no credible evidence of any ill effects in the U.S. as a result of nuclear power (yes that includes 3 mile island)plants being in operation here, trust me the press will begin to step up their fear mongering reporting to make sure there is doom and gloom to report and worse case scenarios are reported to make the American people scared of nuclear technology once again....this report from the AP is only one of many more opening volleys to come. Soooo. from the AP: Officials say five out of 167 sirens failed in a test of the warning system at a nuclear power plant in New York City's heavily populated northern suburbs....Entergy Nuclear spokeswoman Robyn Bentley says the failures in the Indian Point sirens were due to an amplifier problem....All of the sirens were tested at full volume Monday for four minutes. The test was held in the evening so residents would be home to hear the sirens....The sirens would warn people within 10 miles of the plant to any emergency. Indian Point is just 35 miles north of New York City....The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has fined Entergy $780,000 for missing deadlines to install the new siren system. Its next deadline is mid-August.

Yes that was 5 out of 167...is this news? It probably just needed a new battery (like when 1 of my 10 fire alarms don't work)...I think 162 sirens might just be enough to warn people of any danger...danger that has yet to occur...

2 comments:

Alter of Freedom said...

Funny, the model in France appears to be fine for Healthcare when contrived in the Universal Heathcare arguement, but the energy power efficiency of the nuke option generating 80% of France's power is not.

Gee, I wonder why that is exactly?

Jody L. Wilcox said...

Touche'