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(Hudson Valley Reporter)   A natural gas pipeline, a megawatt power line, and a nuclear power plant all converge along a river upstream from New York City. What could possibly go wrong?   (hudsonvalleyreporter.com) divider line 6
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2013-10-17 01:07:14 PM
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tommyl66: Didn't Calvin and Hobbes already cover this?


Came for this, did it myself.

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2013-10-17 01:00:01 PM
2 votes:
Yes, let's NOT have high-power lines coming off of power plants.

What is this headline even trying to say?  2 pieces of infrastructure coexist?  Oh no! Are the roads there too?
2013-10-17 01:26:12 PM
1 votes:
Worst case scenario:

The pipeline ruptures, killing a few hundred people and opening up a 1000' crater.  This trips the seismic activity alarms at Indian Point, causing Unit 3 to shutdown.  A fragment of the pipeline hits a transmission line, ripping down the tower which causes a blackout to cascade through the region.  Indian Point operators violated every single safety regulation and had all backup power systems for the unit offline for maintenance so they can't run the emergency cooling pumps.  Fortunately, Unit 2's license was not renewed so they were able to use those generators with a quick cable run.  Nothing major happens other than a slightly low water level and higher than normal temperature and pressure, but it doesn't trigger any emergency release valves.  Due to the brief temperature excursion they have to do a complete inspection of the reactor, cooling systems, heat exchanger and also do a complete change out of the fuel.  This is a very expensive operation but was necessary for the upcoming license renewal.  Unfortunately this indicated to the NRC that the plant operator should not be trusted with a nuclear power plant and it is permanently shutdown.  1200 jobs are lost and the community is devastated.  Even worse, Entergy is forced out of the nuclear power business and their stock price takes a hit, causing the pensions of every single current and former Entergy employee to evaporate overnight.
2013-10-17 01:14:57 PM
1 votes:
Will somebody please immanentize the eschaton? I've been waiting a lifetime and the latest political antics are the closest it's come this century.
2013-10-17 01:13:39 PM
1 votes:
I live in Rockland County, which is just across the Hudson River from Westchester.

These are not the only projects being proposed in this area. There's also a desalinization plant proposed downstream from the Indian Point nuclear power plant, in addition to at least 2 smaller scale projects (close together) that people are up in arms about. One is a new Walmart (hell no) and one is the destruction of a farm property to build housing. If you want specifics, it's the Patrick Farms project.

The only successful project I think that has happened in Rockland recently is the overhaul at the Shops of Nanuet. The Palisades Center mall was put up way too fast, and resulted in the flooding of roads near there which needed a ton of money to fix.

Of course, a lot of the bad/failed projects in Rockland County can be attributed to bad government. Christopher St. Lawrence is the worst offender, he built Provident Bank Ballpark (where the AA Rockland Boulders play baseball) using shady tactics. I believe 71% of the voters in the district of Ramapo rejected building it.

In addition to building an unwanted building of that scale, CSL still hasn't released the accounting data for 2012 yet. It was due in March. His offices at Ramapo Town Hall got raided in May by the FBI, mostly because he didn't release the data, and partly because he is under investigation for other crap.

If you all thought politics in New York City were bad, the Hudson Valley is an absolute cesspool with filthy no good pieces of shiat like Christopher St. Lawrence.

Anyway, we Rocklanders are OK with building stuff as long as it preserves the beauty of our homes and the environment. If it doesn't, the GFY.
2013-10-17 01:03:11 PM
1 votes:
Didn't Calvin and Hobbes already cover this?
 
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