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(Journal News)   NY Attorney General: So your nuclear power plant carries 12 billion in insurance coverage, and NYC is worth what? 200 Trillion? Hmmm. Hmmmmmm   (lohud.com ) divider line
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2013-09-20 05:08:02 PM  
Instead of fretting about insurance liability, why not spend some money to build up the plant so it doesn't fail catastrophically in event of an earthquake/flood/what have you? I'm going to guess that costs less than $12 billion.

//Although you never know with public utilities...
 
2013-09-20 05:10:23 PM  

Arkanaut: Instead of fretting about insurance liability, why not spend some money to build up the plant so it doesn't fail catastrophically in event of an earthquake/flood/what have you? I'm going to guess that costs less than $12 billion.

//Although you never know with public utilities...


Yeah, I guess, sort of. But it's a private company. The AG's job is to push the company to do what they need to do. It may be that their rates are artificially low given the risks they pose.
 
2013-09-20 05:21:22 PM  

flucto: Arkanaut: Instead of fretting about insurance liability, why not spend some money to build up the plant so it doesn't fail catastrophically in event of an earthquake/flood/what have you? I'm going to guess that costs less than $12 billion.

//Although you never know with public utilities...

Yeah, I guess, sort of. But it's a private company. The AG's job is to push the company to do what they need to do. It may be that their rates are artificially low given the risks they pose.


See Duke/Progress Energy down in Florida.  They took the money to build new at Crystal River/New plant in Levy County and ran.  Customers are still stuck with the monthly surcharge too.
 
2013-09-20 06:00:13 PM  
OK, Fine. You don't like our coverage? How about we flip the mains switch to off? Would that work for you?

And we all know what happens when the power gets turned off...
www.empireonline.com
 
2013-09-20 06:18:55 PM  
I say we turn off the power to the city without telling anyone in order to teach 'em a learnin
 
2013-09-20 06:35:28 PM  

flucto: Yeah, I guess, sort of. But it's a private company. The AG's job is to push the company to do what they need to do. It may be that their rates are artificially low given the risks they pose.


I guess coal plants should be held responsible for the thousands of people they kill each year.
 
2013-09-20 07:21:20 PM  

DigitalCoffee: OK, Fine. You don't like our coverage? How about we flip the mains switch to off? Would that work for you?

And we all know what happens when the power gets turned off...
[www.empireonline.com image 570x230]


Is this true?
 
2013-09-20 07:25:03 PM  

crab66: flucto: Yeah, I guess, sort of. But it's a private company. The AG's job is to push the company to do what they need to do. It may be that their rates are artificially low given the risks they pose.

I guess coal plants should be held responsible for the thousands of people they kill each year.


It's easy to diagnose and draw correlations between nuclear plants and events from it which cause the deaths of others.

It's not so easy to do that with coal plants, at least from a legal standpoint.

I'm not saying it's right, or that we should use coal instead of nuclear power. I'm just saying it's easier to prove a nuclear power plant as a culprit in someone's death than it would be a coal plant. And that's why they're allowed to get away with killing so many people.

They can just turn around and say, "You can't prove that was us. There's so much shiat that guy was exposed to you can't pin it on us alone."
 
2013-09-20 07:25:09 PM  

Weatherkiss: DigitalCoffee: OK, Fine. You don't like our coverage? How about we flip the mains switch to off? Would that work for you?

And we all know what happens when the power gets turned off...
[www.empireonline.com image 570x230]

Is this true?



You do your job pencil neck, don't tell me how to do mine
 
2013-09-20 08:21:34 PM  

Weatherkiss: DigitalCoffee: OK, Fine. You don't like our coverage? How about we flip the mains switch to off? Would that work for you?

And we all know what happens when the power gets turned off...
[www.empireonline.com image 570x230]

Is this true?


Yes this man has no dick.
 
2013-09-20 09:43:18 PM  
Read the headline and was ready to ROAR in outrage, but after rtfa, seems the AG is acting responsibly and in the public interest.
 
2013-09-21 03:21:13 AM  

jpo2269: Read the headline and was ready to ROAR in outrage, but after rtfa, seems the AG is acting responsibly and in the public interest.


You were going to roar in outrage at the thought someone would question a utility companies coverage?
 
2013-09-21 09:58:50 AM  
I thought we covered this a long time ago: the corporations get to keep all the profits they make from playing mumbletypeg with our environment and financial system and the tax payers pay for it when something really important gets busted.
 
2013-09-21 11:37:16 AM  
Assuming their rate were exactly like mine (0.031% of coverage paid/month.) their bill would be 6.3 billion/month. I'm *pretty* sure they don't make that kind of money.
 
2013-09-21 12:27:14 PM  

Weatherkiss: crab66: flucto: Yeah, I guess, sort of. But it's a private company. The AG's job is to push the company to do what they need to do. It may be that their rates are artificially low given the risks they pose.

I guess coal plants should be held responsible for the thousands of people they kill each year.

It's easy to diagnose and draw correlations between nuclear plants and events from it which cause the deaths of others.


It isn't that easy. It's easy to blame all cancer victims around Chernobyl on the accident there, but basically the cancer rates are not higher than in the rest of the former Soviet Union. It's easy to say that an increase in thyroid cancer cases in children around Fukushima is the result of the accident there, but if you take a closer look you realize that if the accident was the cause the cancer wouldn't show up yet as it needs about five years to develop.
 
2013-09-21 03:16:59 PM  
Two hundred trillion seems a bit steep for NYC. I'll give you $2.

Seriously, man. The USA GDP is about $16 trillion a year. For $100 trillion I'll buy the USA if you throw in Canada and Mexico as kickers.
 
2013-09-21 04:42:30 PM  
I'll up the bidding to $2.50 if I can drop the Tappan Zee and the GW to cut the city off from the rest of the state.
 
2013-09-21 08:54:30 PM  

HighTechHick: I'll up the bidding to $2.50 if I can drop the Tappan Zee and the GW to cut the city off from the rest of the state.


I'll throw in an extra $2.50 to create some way to drive to/from New England without passing through that shiathole city.
 
2013-09-21 10:32:48 PM  

enik: HighTechHick: I'll up the bidding to $2.50 if I can drop the Tappan Zee and the GW to cut the city off from the rest of the state.

I'll throw in an extra $2.50 to create some way to drive to/from New England without passing through that shiathole city.


Um...84 to 687 to 287 of you want to take the Tappan-Zee

Or 84 to 87 if you feel like a longer drive.

I'll take my $2.50 now, please.
 
2013-09-21 10:58:20 PM  

Weatherkiss: DigitalCoffee: OK, Fine. You don't like our coverage? How about we flip the mains switch to off? Would that work for you?

And we all know what happens when the power gets turned off...
[www.empireonline.com image 570x230]

Is this true?



Yes, it happened in Springfield a few years ago, courtesy of Mr. Burns.
 
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