Foe Of Nuclear Power Station Wants DE...

Foe Of Nuclear Power Station Wants DEP Removed From Pollution Case

There are 37 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Nov 26, 2008, titled Foe Of Nuclear Power Station Wants DEP Removed From Pollution Case. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

After years of false starts and legal fights, state environmental officials are moving forward with plans designed to stem pollution from the Millstone Nuclear Power Complex.

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my thoughts exactly

Sandy Hook, CT

#2 Nov 26, 2008
it is as if someone on the courant's staff is a relative of burton. how can this be news? are the reporters getting paid by the word or is there any consideration of content?
Fleet Enemy

Winsted, CT

#3 Nov 26, 2008
This is not news?

God, save us from the idiots.
KRR

South Windsor, CT

#5 Nov 26, 2008
This is exactly the reason that the US is in the boat that we are in. We should have many nuclear plants today than we do. Nuclear power has to be the prime path to our energy independence.

We as society have allowed the fringes rule the way we do things. Every human action has consequences - put your foot down and how many organisms have you killed and maimed?

I don't advocate the indiscriminate killing of plants and animals through machinery and pollution. Reasonable accommodation is required. No project is ever going to be impact free to the environment regardless of how "green" it is. Endless lawsuits are simply a waste of precious tax dollars and time.
Rich

Hartford, CT

#6 Nov 26, 2008
It looks like all the disgruntled McCain voters are slumming around the backwaters of newsweb land looking for blogs to vent on. The Courant having a "liberal agenda"?? Please, everyone who actually reads the newspaper knows that Obama was the first Democrat they've endorsed for President since Kennedy. And so long as this lawsuit is alive, it's news, even if the plaintiff is a crackpot. One item missing from the story was an affirmation that the Oct.15 ruling went in her favor, which one might infer from the fact that this suit is still ongoing, but should be made explicit by the reporter...
AStonesThrowAcro ss

London, KY

#7 Nov 26, 2008
Flies grow larger in suburban nuclear areas. They like hummed to.
Things really should be zoned in distance for various habitats-especially human.
Aurora

Bumpass, VA

#8 Nov 26, 2008
I wonder where Ms. Burton would get her electricity from if she got her wish and shut Millstone down... such a hypocrite. She is nothing but sue-happy, trouble-making wacko.
John Rowland--GOP felon

Boston, MA

#9 Nov 26, 2008
**Environmentalists still fault the DEP for failing to press Millstone harder through the years.**
Hey! Waddya lookin at me for!!
Westie

Washington, DC

#10 Nov 26, 2008
Let's build cooling towers; they don't look too bad. Are you aware that ships have cooling water pumps? We could require the installation of sails while transiting Long Island Sound...

“US Elects Fake”

Since: Aug 07

East of the River

#11 Nov 26, 2008
Just another NIMBY / BANANA.

Please, let's generate electricity the most expensive and unreliable way known to mankind, and make it so expensive we can get in line for bailouts too.
Do-Right

Andover, CT

#12 Nov 26, 2008
Left-wing, loonys..........keep voting Democratic....."please "
Dazed N Confused

Glen Ellyn, IL

#14 Nov 26, 2008
Europe has embraced nuclear power. Shouldn't we do the same? It seems like every time there is a comparison between the US and Europe, Europe does things so much better than we do. Did they get this one wrong?
blameus

United States

#16 Nov 26, 2008
Dazed N Confused wrote:
Europe has embraced nuclear power. Shouldn't we do the same? It seems like every time there is a comparison between the US and Europe, Europe does things so much better than we do. Did they get this one wrong?
europe does things better than we do. you are confused. i know that they have bigger wars than we do. i spent 2 years in europe and they seem about average but they did use the money we loaned them that they will never pay back to there advantage i guess that makes them a little smarter than us.
rightydog

Farmington, CT

#17 Nov 26, 2008
I will never understand why environmentalists don't just kill themselves to save the planet's resources. Now that would be front page news!!!
Steve

Bound Brook, NJ

#18 Nov 26, 2008
The Courant's title for the article equates warm water with 'pollution'. Doesn't anybody see a problem with that? Sure, it might be better for the fish if the water was cooled more before being released back in the Sound, but it is NOT pollution!
The Shadow Knows

United States

#19 Nov 26, 2008
rightydog wrote:
I will never understand why environmentalists don't just kill themselves to save the planet's resources.
At least we would be be reducing our carbon footprint (no pun intended) one body at a time.
Old Timer

Torrington, CT

#20 Nov 26, 2008
I think environmentalists shouldn't live in glass houses.
Unless they have a windmill, solar panel and geothermal, they need to shut up.

I see very few people running around naked and I'm guessing unless you work for greenpeace or WWF that you can claim your work doesn't contribute to pollution.
The Shadow Knows

United States

#21 Nov 26, 2008
Old Timer wrote:
I see very few people running around naked...
That's because they're all down in Australia for a photo shoot.
Don Mumma Stamford CT

New York, NY

#22 Nov 26, 2008
It certainly would be useful for Mr. Funkhouser to do just a little bit more fact finding for this article. Like how much is a 90% reduction in the fish kill. Is it 10 down to 1 or is it 100,000 down to 10,000. Like, what did regulators think of the existing cooling method when the plant was licensed in the 70's? Like, what is the cost of a new cooling system, and what is the impact on electricity rates. which are already one of the highest in the country.
Albert Wentworth

Windsor, CT

#23 Nov 26, 2008
The author incorrectly calls warmed seawater "pollution". This is misleading. While the intake of cooling water may entrap fish, the discharge of warmer water is probably of little or no consequence. Even billions of gallons into Long Island Sound is still a "drop in the ocean."
Bill

Milford, CT

#24 Nov 26, 2008
Don Mumma Stamford CT wrote:
It certainly would be useful for Mr. Funkhouser to do just a little bit more fact finding for this article. Like how much is a 90% reduction in the fish kill. Is it 10 down to 1 or is it 100,000 down to 10,000. Like, what did regulators think of the existing cooling method when the plant was licensed in the 70's? Like, what is the cost of a new cooling system, and what is the impact on electricity rates. which are already one of the highest in the country.
He was too busy tap-dancing around the fact that Nancy Burton - "former attorney" as he graciously called her - has, in fact, been DISBARRED. It's so difficult, you almost have to try to be disbarred in Connecticut. That's how unethical she and her small band of loonies are. But, hey, Funkmeister, don't let the facts get in the way of a good story.

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