Salem power plant set to close

Salem power plant set to close

There are 23 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Nov 29, 2010, titled Salem power plant set to close. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

"Not in my lifetime" is a retort the Salem Harbor Power Station's opponents got used to hearing over years of warnings that the end was near for the hulking plant.

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Clean it up

Little Rock, AR

#1 Dec 1, 2010
There goes 745 mW, you want VY shut down at another 630 mW, total of 1375 mW gone. That sure is alot of windmills. Now Shumlin wants to expand natural gas in Vermont. You think a few PICO curies of Tritium is a health threat, wait until you can set your water on fire after they hydrofrack your aquifer. You will see.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#2 Dec 1, 2010
Into the middle of the state...not to the south around here.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#3 Dec 1, 2010
I thought I seen that on the hard copy...but couldn't find it on the internet.
LawyerCalhoun

Chester, VT

#4 Dec 5, 2010
Amazing how these nuke guys are suddenly pro-environment on natural gas production.

There is no natural gas under Vermont. It would be piped in from Canada. The Canadian pipelines are interconnected with the US Pipeline system. So gas could ultimately be sourced from US production, wheeled through Canada.

In a state that is highly dependent on distillate fuel oil and propane for heating, access to cheaper natural gas for heating would provide significant savings. Moreover, access to natural gas would allow the construction of high efficiency combined cycle electricity production, thereby providing capacity closer to load distribution centers within the state.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#5 Dec 6, 2010
Vermont has a extremely small and isolated state mentality, isolated and small minded town incestuous mentality....everyone is out to protect their self interest and their so called honor.

So nothing new ever happens...the guys at the top are happy where they are.

Bottom line with the Vermont Mentality....everyone is extremely insecure and afraid of everything.
jway

Tuscumbia, AL

#6 Dec 6, 2010
Ya had better do something the jerk in the white house just stopped all drilling and oil production on the east coast and FL for 7 yrs = higher oil prices & less job creation.Yet he gave Brazil 2 billion dollars for their deep water drilling and held up drilling in the Gulf long enough to force drill rigs to Brazil.Which his buddy Soros owns a large share.Now millions out of work with gas going over $3.00 a gal heating oil going up and this regime and greedy wall st. wanting to get oil prices over $100 a barrel so as to be able to complete with alternative energy sources. Vermont mentality and the NEPA Mentality, WE WILL NEVER RECOVER,with this mentality.
Merry Crispness

Brattleboro, VT

#7 Dec 6, 2010
jway wrote:
Ya had better do something the jerk in the white house just stopped all drilling and oil production on the east coast and FL for 7 yrs = higher oil prices & less job creation.Yet he gave Brazil 2 billion dollars for their deep water drilling and held up drilling in the Gulf long enough to force drill rigs to Brazil.Which his buddy Soros owns a large share.Now millions out of work with gas going over $3.00 a gal heating oil going up and this regime and greedy wall st. wanting to get oil prices over $100 a barrel so as to be able to complete with alternative energy sources. Vermont mentality and the NEPA Mentality, WE WILL NEVER RECOVER,with this mentality.
You're obviously stoned on Faux News. Pull your head out of your orifice and get some real information, or go back to your squirrel stew.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#8 Dec 6, 2010
jway wrote:
Ya had better do something the jerk in the white house just stopped all drilling and oil production on the east coast and FL for 7 yrs = higher oil prices & less job creation.Yet he gave Brazil 2 billion dollars for their deep water drilling and held up drilling in the Gulf long enough to force drill rigs to Brazil.Which his buddy Soros owns a large share.Now millions out of work with gas going over $3.00 a gal heating oil going up and this regime and greedy wall st. wanting to get oil prices over $100 a barrel so as to be able to complete with alternative energy sources. Vermont mentality and the NEPA Mentality, WE WILL NEVER RECOVER,with this mentality.
That ain't nothing, the main factor with the price of coal going up in the USA recently is we are shipping USA coal to china on a massive scale.

So we cut back coal use in the USA, the coal companies and China uses our good intentions against us to screw us some more.

I wonder how much coal will it take overseas until it washes our all the cutbacks in CO2 and coal use in the USA.
jway

Tuscumbia, AL

#9 Dec 6, 2010
How much did the price of gasoline go up since the day obuma baned drilling? Check out Cota & Cota from BF. before ya burn ya stew for real information!. Or listen to Donald Trump who predicted what would happen three yrs ago if oil went above $80 dollars a barrel also Glenn Beck mentioned it back then on radio. Merry C.ARE you getting fuel assistance? Mike I thought China had a large coal reserve themselves?
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#10 Dec 6, 2010
I guess they do...but they can't can't it out of the ground and transport it fast enough.

That is the nature of corporations' and regulations...they blow out a gulf well based on stupidity, then they blame it on the regulation they didn't have.
jway

Tuscumbia, AL

#11 Dec 6, 2010
Mike Its hard to believe they have a coal fired plant going on line every couple weeks for the next 5 yrs, also a mine explosion or collapse every couple weeks. You know they probably have no pollution control either. BP wasn't that cutting corners and stupidity?
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#12 Dec 6, 2010
They got terrible pollution in Beijing China. One US network recently had a news special on China, it looked like the Beijing people were living in a cloud of pollution. All the talking heads and their employees were complaining about the pollution...could actually feel it hurting in their chest.

China knows they got a very serious problem with pollution...what is it, China has become very experienced with critical coal plant technology or something, the most non polluting coal technology in the world.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#13 Dec 6, 2010
It is just runaway nationhood development...nothing of this magnitude the planet has ever seen.
jway

Tuscumbia, AL

#14 Dec 6, 2010
One thing they the are short on from what I here is toilet paper. A couple guys I know from Spfld VT. did some work over there and said if they had a suitcase full of toilet paper they could have made a bundle. One of my friends from Keene refused to go over and put a machine in, didn't think we should be giving them our technology my hat is off to him. O well we just gotta find a way to get decent paying jobs back to this country.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#15 Dec 6, 2010
I agree.
Will not work

Little Rock, AR

#16 Dec 8, 2010
LawyerCalhoun wrote:
Amazing how these nuke guys are suddenly pro-environment on natural gas production.
There is no natural gas under Vermont. It would be piped in from Canada. The Canadian pipelines are interconnected with the US Pipeline system. So gas could ultimately be sourced from US production, wheeled through Canada.
In a state that is highly dependent on distillate fuel oil and propane for heating, access to cheaper natural gas for heating would provide significant savings. Moreover, access to natural gas would allow the construction of high efficiency combined cycle electricity production, thereby providing capacity closer to load distribution centers within the state.
Who cares as long as it is not in your backyard, right? We nuclear supporters are enviromentally conscious. We support a clean, non-carbon form of energy that has been proven safe for 50+ years and produces very little waste. We do not support an unproven method of removing gas from underground using cacinigenic chemicals well into and below the aqaufir. If you are really a lawyer, you are no good at it. We are hiring all the time if you want to try something else.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#17 Dec 8, 2010
See, it is a zero sum game, they got to put down their competitor in order to survive....they got to sabotage their competitor in order for a future.

You better think about that carefully.

jway

Tuscumbia, AL

#18 Dec 8, 2010
There is no way we can survive with out nuclear energy. Even with all other forms combined.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#19 Dec 8, 2010
It would be economically catastrophic if we lose 20% percent of our electricity. It would take us a decade or more to climb out of the hole expanding the others to compensative. It is just an enormous amount of electricity.

But that is not a excuse to demand accountability...it is more an excuse to demand discipline.

jway

Tuscumbia, AL

#20 Dec 8, 2010
Mike what was the reason for dismantling rowe.

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