LIPA explores new uses for Shoreham n...

LIPA explores new uses for Shoreham nuclear plant site

There are 110 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 14, 2008, titled LIPA explores new uses for Shoreham nuclear plant site. In it, Newsday reports that:

The Shoreham plant, the $6-billion white elephant that has sat idle since its decommissioning in 1994 amid growing controversy over nuclear power, could again generate electricity.

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paul

Edison, NJ

#2 Jun 14, 2008
No one but a liberal left nutcase would find fault with doing the right thing. The need for a nuclear powered powerplant on that site is beyond dispute. As for the obscure danger of a disaster, modern technology rules that danger out, even to the most critical minded. Start the damn thing up, and bring the cost of energy to the level we can afford.
HAPPY POSTIT

Palm Harbor, FL

#3 Jun 14, 2008
I can't believe I'm reading this!!!! You people DESERVE every bit of hardship the local government can dish out. With fuel prices escalating on an hourly basis, and the hope of alternate energy sources dwindling almost as rapidly, you are debating what to do with the Shoreham facility. What a joke!!!! And, part of the statute that created the LIPA precludes the future use of that facility as a nuclear-fired power generating facility, that's as ludicrous as the rest of the turmoil. Not that France is any shining light in the modern world social scheme, but about 90% of their electrical poweer is derived from nuclear sources. I'm sure some of those plants are nearby highly populated areas. Y'all need to get a life, and get on board, OR be held hostage to the Middle East oil barons!!!!!!
Dave

Medford, NY

#4 Jun 14, 2008
Nuclear power while having no emissions has two major setbacks. One is the high cost of building a plan, partially because of all the safety features that have to be put it. It requires a large government subsidy to make these things economical. Secondly we still don't have a good solution to deal with the nuclear waste, unless you call burying it a random place surrounded by concrete and hoping it doesn't leak, a good solution. I strongly believe that we need an alternative to gas, oil, and coal. If LIPA puts any of these plants in over time prices are simply going to climb as NYS or the fed'l gov't places a cap-and-trade system. Long Island can really help lead the nation to a renewable energy future by placing a large photovoltaic power plant or windmill farm. Start-up costs are high but the continuing cost after that is minimal maintenance costs.
shartflhs

Tinley Park, IL

#5 Jun 14, 2008
This is another example of total stupidity. They eliminated a complete and safe plant before it even generates power, then talk of maybe converting it to a gas plant. NY and its people just decided not to allow a gas terminal in the Long Island sound. Where do they expect to get the gas to run it? The talk of solar or wind mills is ridiculous too. Its only a few hundred acres. Do they even realize how much land it would take to make any real amount of electricity with those methods. Not hundreds of acres, try square miles of land, something not in abundance on Long Island. That one plant by itself if it came online could have powered the majority of Long Island. The people there deserve an extremely high electric bill for the rest of their lives, and their children's lives, and their children's children.
hey now

Old Greenwich, CT

#6 Jun 14, 2008
what an absolute waist. The liberal left has put this country on a downward spiral. Guess what? There is a nuclear power plant just off of southold town in conneticut..Guess what? Every time a navy sub or ship comes into NYC harbor, there is a nuclear power plant on it. Way to go. We deserve everything we get.
Wally

Largo, FL

#7 Jun 14, 2008
The way for LI to go forward is conservation. Since generation using gas or coal is not a realistic option then conservation is the only way to go. Start turning off lights, dispose of (not replace) aging air conditioners and water heaters. Man used to live in a world without air conditioning and hot showers and there is no reason LI cannot lead the way back. Think of it as your patriotic duty
Tom

West Milford, NJ

#8 Jun 14, 2008
We need to reopen the Shoreham Plant as a Nuclear Plant.
Things have changed in the past 10 years. This new power source is critical to our Economy. The Technology now exists to make this a safe facility.
The evacuation plan was a bogus reason for closing the Plant. The Politicians have no Guts. They let a handful of so called environmentalists close the Plant

Tom
Algernon Sidney

Cleveland, OH

#9 Jun 14, 2008
Dave wrote:
Secondly we still don't have a good solution to deal with the nuclear waste, unless you call burying it a random place surrounded by concrete and hoping it doesn't leak, a good solution.
There is no such plan. The plan is to bury it in a safe place with engineered safeguards. Similar to what is being done in Japan, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland.
Duh

New York, NY

#10 Jun 14, 2008
Blame Aedriane Esposito and her clan - they pushed for Shoreham to be closed and we pay for it each day.
shartflhs

Tinley Park, IL

#11 Jun 14, 2008
There are no large government subsidies, there is a loan guarantee. Totally different thing, a subsidy gives money away, a guarantee only pays out in case of default. Second they are extremely economical once completed, an average sized unit makes more than one million dollars a day. We have a great plan to deal with waste, just not permission from the politicians to go ahead full steam. Over 90% of the so called waste can be recycled, the rest turned into glass and put in safe storage. By the way do you really know what the waste is? It is ceramic pellets and non corrosive metal. When is the last time you had your zirconium encrusted tweezers or floor tile leak all over your house?
Dave wrote:
It requires a large government subsidy to make these things economical. Secondly we still don't have a good solution to deal with the nuclear waste, unless you call burying it a random place surrounded by concrete and hoping it doesn't leak, a good solution.
felon

Floral Park, NY

#12 Jun 14, 2008
If any of our prized elected officials had a smidgen of testosterone, this plant would have been up and running safely for fifteen years. Just as our environmental friends like to say, we canít drill our way out of this crisis, we also canít conserve our way out of this crisis. Everything should be on the table, turn the damn thing back on. We can start to pay for the process, by collecting all the fees made by the attorneys during the many years of litigation.
Bill

Morris Plains, NJ

#13 Jun 14, 2008
How about leave it as it is to be a monument to scum polititians, cowardess in elected office, stupidity of the general population and a testement to the story of the Emperorers New Close. To hear these fools suggest gas fire (god forbid we bring gas into the sound) or boat building. Boating will be dead for years with our energy situation. Make it a prision for Long Island elected officials.
Go Broadwater

West Babylon, NY

#14 Jun 14, 2008
Screw the Snob losers living in shoreham and wading river. They didn't want the power plant then and still crying now. And then reject Broadwater if you don't like the only ways we have to get power MOVE and stop whining.
Solar man

Bronx, NY

#15 Jun 15, 2008
What about restoring the Nuc Plant AND giving Homeowners some serious rebates for installing Solar Panels on their property? Any time you don't use electricity from a solar panel it goes into the Grid for others and your meter runs backwards. These two Tecnologies combined would be an incredible boon to long Island. But since when is a good idea a good idea around here?
Tom

Merrick, NY

#16 Jun 15, 2008
How many of these sucm bag polititians and residents that fought to shut the plant still live on Long Island? For the rest of you know it all people still living here on the Island, you got what you deserve and we hope you are happy with making the rest of us suffer with high prices of energy.
Kurt in Centereach

White Plains, NY

#17 Jun 15, 2008
How was this whole Shoreham nuclear power plant fraud perpetrated to begin with?If LILCO was a company that was owned by stockholders,who decided to build such a power plant without asking the ratepayers,then why didn't they take the hit for their mistake.They reaped the benefits from the stock,and the only residents on the Island that reaped any benefits were those who lived in the SWR school district at the time.Yet ALL LI'ers are footing the bill for LILCO's aggregious error,and suffolk county more than Nassau.I think it makes about as much sense as LI STILL pays more for electricity than the rest of NYS ,even though we are ALL part of the the National Grid now.The Niagra Power Authority supplies 90% of power to NYS as per officials there,but not the 5 boroughs.This is not only uinfair but criminal.And theres no surprise that this fiasco happened in Crookhaven,the land of John MacNamara and various other felons that were basically slapped on the wrist and allowed to move on.Then theres also Felix Grucci who while in office got all sorts of deals on land and taxes that enabled HIS company to become world wide,only to move 90% of his operations down south!Does anyone else see a trend here?And is it any wonder that people are losing houses and jobs all over the Island due to its outrageous cost of living.Now they want to open up another can of worms at Shoreham that in the end will only cost us more money if it fails.Soon anly movie stars and professional athletes will be able to afford to live here but we won't be around to buy tickets.Its a no win situation!
Herb Pearce

Harrells, NC

#18 Jun 15, 2008
Fat chance that will happen the people around there will put a stop to that and fast.
NIMBY Island

Monroe, CT

#19 Jun 15, 2008
Wally wrote:
The way for LI to go forward is conservation. Since generation using gas or coal is not a realistic option then conservation is the only way to go. Start turning off lights, dispose of (not replace) aging air conditioners and water heaters. Man used to live in a world without air conditioning and hot showers and there is no reason LI cannot lead the way back. Think of it as your patriotic duty
Long Island conserve, lead the way? You can't be serious, Long Island NIMBYs can't be bothered. Turn off an air conditioner and open a window, hang laundry instead of using an automatic dry; forget it!
Herb Pearce

Harrells, NC

#20 Jun 15, 2008
Kurt in Centereach wrote:
How was this whole Shoreham nuclear power plant fraud perpetrated to begin with?If LILCO was a company that was owned by stockholders,who decided to build such a power plant without asking the ratepayers,then why didn't they take the hit for their mistake.They reaped the benefits from the stock,and the only residents on the Island that reaped any benefits were those who lived in the SWR school district at the time.Yet ALL LI'ers are footing the bill for LILCO's aggregious error,and suffolk county more than Nassau.I think it makes about as much sense as LI STILL pays more for electricity than the rest of NYS ,even though we are ALL part of the the National Grid now.The Niagra Power Authority supplies 90% of power to NYS as per officials there,but not the 5 boroughs.This is not only uinfair but criminal.And theres no surprise that this fiasco happened in Crookhaven,the land of John MacNamara and various other felons that were basically slapped on the wrist and allowed to move on.Then theres also Felix Grucci who while in office got all sorts of deals on land and taxes that enabled HIS company to become world wide,only to move 90% of his operations down south!Does anyone else see a trend here?And is it any wonder that people are losing houses and jobs all over the Island due to its outrageous cost of living.Now they want to open up another can of worms at Shoreham that in the end will only cost us more money if it fails.Soon anly movie stars and professional athletes will be able to afford to live here but we won't be around to buy tickets.Its a no win situation!
Hi kurt i lived in Centereach for 34 years and finally had enough of L.I. hi taxes. I now have a new home on 3/4 of an acre. My electric bill is only $150.00 and the whole house runs on electric,even the 60 gal. hot water tank and property taxes only $1700.00 a year.
ralph

Wyandanch, NY

#21 Jun 15, 2008
with the price of oil on the rise why don't we try to refurbish this plant and with the new technology that is out there operate the shoreham nulcear plant. Our future relying on oil generated power and energy does not look good. We will probably die from frostbite in the winters because we will not be able to afford oil to heat our homes. Oil producing countries are planning on building Nuclear plants, why can't we. Just build bigger roadways and bridges. Just a thought.

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