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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Southside Johnny

Chicago, IL

#25 Nov 26, 2008
You know, this reminds me of a tour of the Cook Nuclear plant I took many years ago. The guide made it a point to mention that the cooling water was discharged into Lake Michigan at a slightly higher temperature than how it came out of the lake, and that in the winter the fish gravitated towards the outlet.

Silly fish, hanging around all that pollution.
Evil H2O

Rocky Hill, CT

#26 Nov 26, 2008
Pollution, what a bunch of crap. Funkhouser and Burton are both idiots. Wasn't Burton disbarred for frivolous lawsuits? The Courant and Connecticut Coalition Against Millstone, what a duo. Hopefully we won't be hearing from either one in the future. Warm water should be our biggest pollution concern. Think how clean the planet would be. Please, somebody save us from these dopes. Let's fire up a few more fossil plants so we can avoid this terrible pollution. I cant stand it.....
Chris Hollaway

Conway, AR

#27 Nov 26, 2008
Ms. Burton (As I recall, her husband won't even use the same name as her) has an agenda; to close down Millstone Power Station. She has used one reason after another from the child of a woman who routinely sunbathed near the plant and swam in the waters a mile away to a goat and now the NPDES permit. Millstone filed for a permit renewal (in good faith) before its expiration. It has been the efforts of Ms. Burton as well as changes in the beaurocracy of the DEP that have led to the 11 year delay in getting a new permit.
This disbarred lawyer has used the system to further her own interests, not those of the public or of justice. How much longer should we tolerate her abuse of the system?
If anyone has questions about the permit or Millstone's discharge of 20 degree warmer water (that is back to Long Island Sound temperature about a 1/2 mile from the discharge point), they should attend the DEP hearing on 12/4/08. I believe they will find that the plant does less harm to the environment than most other facilities that draw water from or dicharge to Long Island Sound.
jim

United States

#28 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?
think chernobyl
jim

United States

#29 Nov 26, 2008
think chernobyl
AStonesThrowAcro ss

Manchester, KY

#30 Nov 26, 2008
Of all the bodies of water ever loved and enjoyed, and oh so conveniently able to do so, Millstones outlet of immediate compressed runoff into the Sound, was one area that was never desired to frolic in.
Hummmm...such should be zoned by decibals at least.
Dave

Glen Cove, NY

#31 Nov 26, 2008
KRR wrote:
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.
If you were a full grown dog, you would be *hiting in your bed, and probably have to put you down.
Dave

Glen Cove, NY

#32 Nov 26, 2008
rightydog wrote:
I will never understand why environmentalists don't just kill themselves to save the planet's resources. Now that would be front page news!!!
hey righty, look down, you don't have any balls anymore. tee hee.
blue

Gaithersburg, MD

#33 Nov 26, 2008
jim wrote:
think chernobyl
There is no comparison to Chernobyl. An accident like Chernobyl can never happen here! At Chernobyl, they deactivated all of the safety systems, ignored several alarms, and the reactor had a positive reaction coefficient (more water in the reactor sped up the reaction). All to complete a dumb experiment during refueling, when the experiment would be hardest to control!
US reactors can't have the safety systems deactivated, and if all those fail, they can dump water into the reactor, immediately stop the reaction due to the mandated negative reaction coefficient.
In an attempt to condense, I may have lost a few details, but seriously, do some research on Chernobyl, and you'll see it was more of a result of the messed up incentive system created by the Soviet regime, rather than an indicator of a flawed power generation source.
Bill

United States

#34 Nov 27, 2008
jim wrote:
think chernobyl
Think "stupidity."
IndepVoter

Dahlonega, GA

#35 Nov 27, 2008
Bill wrote:
<quoted text>Think "stupidity."
Think "security", and don't forget it.
JusticeShouldRul e

Niceville, FL

#36 Nov 27, 2008
Why wasn"t this started years ago? Why wait until now if they knew there was pollution?
Peter

Spotsylvania, VA

#37 Dec 1, 2008
Nancy and her field of friends keep talking about the "killing machine" known as Millstone. One question, what happened to the fish population when the entire Millstone complex was shutdown for several years? Nothing! If Millstone was such a "killing machine" then why didn't the fish population rebound through the roof when Millstone was shutdown. Nancy Burton, just one more loudmouth with no facts to back her with.
StonesThrowAcros s

Dahlonega, GA

#38 Dec 1, 2008
Peter wrote:
Nancy and her field of friends keep talking about the "killing machine" known as Millstone. One question, what happened to the fish population when the entire Millstone complex was shutdown for several years? Nothing! If Millstone was such a "killing machine" then why didn't the fish population rebound through the roof when Millstone was shutdown. Nancy Burton, just one more loudmouth with no facts to back her with.
Biggest fly ever saw in my life--mutated freaky looking thing of nature..in Millstones backyard.
Better the fly than I!!!!!!!!!!
Swallowsflightwa way

Spotsylvania, VA

#39 Oct 22, 2009
Lets all freeze in the dark.
Bonghits4jesus

Spotsylvania, VA

#40 Nov 19, 2009
Go Nukes.
A Nonny Moose

Spotsylvania, VA

#41 Feb 14, 2010
Nukes, lets just close them all and have rotating blackouts.

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