Utilities probed in Sandy's wake

Nov 14, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Albany Times Union

A plea to the Long Island Power Authority for electricity to be restored is posted on a barrier Wednesday, Oct.

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Badtothebone

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LIPA has been "probing" us for so long, now it will be their turn.
Shotgun

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Nov 16, 2012
 
You had utility workers that came in from Alabama . They were sent home because they were non-union . Miss em now ?
carpetbaggers

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Nov 16, 2012
 
Don't forget National Grid the company they contracted to manage and operate the company for them.

LIPA was already 'probed' after Irene last year and FAILED.

http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp...
Brady

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Nov 16, 2012
 
I wish I waz probed!
bzzzzzzzz ZAPPPP

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Nov 17, 2012
 
LIPA is a quasi state agency. Technically, Cuomo runs it. He was supposed to appoint a full board of directors, but he left six places empty.

Now he's angry at them? He should fire their boss.
ThomasA

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Shotgun wrote:
You had utility workers that came in from Alabama . They were sent home because they were non-union . Miss em now ?
That really showed some class to do that to those in the dark. Oh well, just shows how low down the union trash can be even in an emergency.
liner

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Nov 18, 2012
 
Shotgun wrote:
You had utility workers that came in from Alabama . They were sent home because they were non-union . Miss em now ?
Actually no. There were so many out of town workers that LIPA had no idea what to do with them all.
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ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>That really showed some class to do that to those in the dark. Oh well, just shows how low down the union trash can be even in an emergency.
Thanks to unions, we can no longer enjoy "Twinkies"
carpetbaggers

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Actually no. There were so many out of town workers that LIPA had no idea what to do with them all.
LIPA didn't know what to do with them because they didn't know what was going in detail. Some are blaming the lack of a modern computer system just to track/detect problem areas and others are saying if you need a computer system for this type of damage you are already in trouble.
ThomasA

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They didn't turn down the hundreds of truckloads of wooden power poles from the South made in non-union plants and delivered by non-union drivers.
carpetbaggers

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Nov 19, 2012
 
ThomasA wrote:
They didn't turn down the hundreds of truckloads of wooden power poles from the South made in non-union plants and delivered by non-union drivers.
I don't think the 'union' issue was as big as portrayed BUT someone confronted these drivers and/or company with the 'confusing' union paperwork. Probably a union zealot who didn't have a clue of the overall damage thinking about their overtime only.

This is an issue that LIPA or National Grid should have anticipated with proper planning but we all know now they didn't prepare for squat. The local unions also need to tell their membership in a disaster union-non union bs is set aside-no paperwork,clarification or authorization needed.
ThomasA

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Nov 19, 2012
 
carpetbaggers wrote:
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I don't think the 'union' issue was as big as portrayed BUT someone confronted these drivers and/or company with the 'confusing' union paperwork. Probably a union zealot who didn't have a clue of the overall damage thinking about their overtime only.
This is an issue that LIPA or National Grid should have anticipated with proper planning but we all know now they didn't prepare for squat. The local unions also need to tell their membership in a disaster union-non union bs is set aside-no paperwork,clarification or authorization needed.
You're so right! When people are cold and in the dark,the first order of business for those arriving in the first days is to get on gas stations,stores,lift stations, and water pumps,not be turned away. The help could has stood their ground but the history of union nastiness and violence didn't make it worth staying. The issue of turning down early help should be addressed as it will probably be an issue again with a shift in the weather patterns.

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Joe wrote:
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Thanks to unions, we can no longer enjoy "Twinkies"
Twinkie will be part of the liquidation and its value will be sold to pay creditors . Production will resume by a compeditor and be back in store with in a year
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At the beginning saw all these trucks heading north. Great! Help is on the way. Fast forward. Saw all these trucks heading south. Wait! where are you guys going? You can't be done. There are still people who don't have lights. They were sent home? Unbelievable...
Evan Politico

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Got lotz of white cream in my Twinkie Yo!
its bushs fault

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Ridiculous wrote:
At the beginning saw all these trucks heading north. Great! Help is on the way. Fast forward. Saw all these trucks heading south. Wait! where are you guys going? You can't be done. There are still people who don't have lights. They were sent home? Unbelievable...
A flooded house can't be turned on again by repairing the outside lines.

Takes time. Lots of time. You need an inside electrician, not a line-man.
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its bushs fault wrote:
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A flooded house can't be turned on again by repairing the outside lines.
Takes time. Lots of time. You need an inside electrician, not a line-man.
They were line-man. There was still hundreds of thousands of people whose outside lines were not fixed yet in areas where the houses were not flooded. And they were heading home...
Glad To Hear

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Nov 20, 2012
 
Glad to hear the clean-up is over and everything is back to normal for Thanksgiving. I knew that lttle Category 1 storm wouldn't keep you down for long.
ThomasA

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its bushs fault wrote:
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A flooded house can't be turned on again by repairing the outside lines.
Takes time. Lots of time. You need an inside electrician, not a line-man.
The whole idea in an emergency is to get the transmission lines up first and get the substations on line. Then the distribution lines into the residential areas where some if not all the houses without serious damage can be turned back on. There will always be houses in each block with more damage than others so they won't be back on until repairs and inspections can be made.. Don't dwell on that fact for an excuse for the sorry treatment of those who came to help. Thank goodness this wasn't followed by a below zero blizzard.
You quickly forget

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Nov 20, 2012
 
The Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant was a completed General Electric nuclear boiling water reactor located adjacent to the Long Island Sound in East Shoreham, New York. The plant was built between 1973 and 1984 by the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO), but never operated.

In 1983, the currupt Suffolk County Legislature voted that the county could not be safely evacuated in the event of a serious nuclear accident at the plant, and the crooked governor of New York, Mario Cuomo, ordered state officials not to approve any LILCO-sponsored evacuation plan.

On May 19, 1989, LILCO agreed not to operate the plant in a deal with the state under which most of the $6 billion cost of the unused plant was passed on to Long Island residents. In 1992, the Long Island Power Authority bought the plant from LILCO. The plant was fully decommissioned in 1994.

France derives over 75% of its electricity from nuclear energy. This is due to a long-standing policy based on energy security.
France is the world's largest net exporter of electricity due to its very low cost of generation, and gains over EUR 3 billion per year from this.
France has been very active in developing nuclear technology. Reactors and fuel products and services are a major export.

Longislanders are retards.

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