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Exelon Pushes To Store Nuclear Fuel In Limerick

There are 59 comments on the Cbs3.com story from Jul 10, 2006, titled Exelon Pushes To Store Nuclear Fuel In Limerick. In it, Cbs3.com reports that:

LIMERICK, PA Officials from Exelon Corporation will meet with Montgomery county officials and residents Tuesday to defend the company's plan to store spent nuclear fuel in outdoor casks at the Limerick Nuclear ...

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Donnie

Akron, OH

#42 Aug 11, 2006
John wrote:
The casks for dry storage are constructed of extremely strong design and material. It is reported that they are designed to maintain integrity in a train crash.
Although dry casks now in use could probably maintain integrity during a train crash, I don't think any are designed for that specific type of accident. That is because they are too big to load on a train car.

There was once a plan to build dual-use casks that could be used for storage and transportation. That would have saved utilities from having to load the fuel into dry casks and then unload it to reload it into transportation casks. But I don't think anyone pushed such a design through the NRC licensing process.
John

Fergus Falls, MN

#43 Aug 11, 2006
Correct, I was thinking specifically of casks designed for transport. I do believe that the group with license to store casks on the reservation in Utah have the license for this type of storage.
John

Fergus Falls, MN

#44 Aug 11, 2006
John Parkin's group has spent 20 million to get a license to operate a private above ground storage site on the Goshute reservation in Utah. They have designed special railroad cars to carry the casks. The train will carry only nuclear waste. They have a contract in place. The big question is, will this site ever open? I have met John Parkin. I think that he represents a group of utility companies that are trying to improve the management of nuclear waste if only the politicians and lawyers would give them the chance. If it is going to take until 2017 to open Yucca Mountain it would be good if the DOE would lend a little support too.
Donnie

Akron, OH

#45 Aug 13, 2006
John wrote:
John Parkin's group has spent 20 million to get a license to operate a private above ground storage site on the Goshute reservation in Utah.
The same organizations that are against storing nuclear waste on the Goshute reservation are against storing nuclear waste onsite or at Yucca Mountain. They want Americans to die from coal poisoning or lack of energy.

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#46 Mar 30, 2007
Montgomery county thyroid cancer is off the charts. so is the next county downwind from exelon. At the other PA exelon plant, the same exact condition exists. that county thyroid cancer off the charts and the next county downwind. thyroid cancer is caused by one thing...radiation. exelon uses GE cores. They have a twenty year life span. The towers are twenty years old. That is your foremost problem. the waste storage issue is just to keep you off the mark.
Algernon Sidney

United States

#47 Mar 30, 2007
Jon Goodman wrote:
Montgomery county thyroid cancer is off the charts. so is the next county downwind from exelon.
What charts are those? I think you are blowing smoke. There have been numerous studies of a possible relationship between US nuclear power power plants and cancer incidence. No such relationship has ever been found, even around Three Mile Island.
Algernon Sidney

United States

#48 Mar 30, 2007
Jon Goodman wrote:
Montgomery county thyroid cancer is off the charts.
I just looked at the latest National Cancer Institute (NCI) chart. Montgomery County is still on the chart with a thyroid cancer rate of .53 per 100,000, the 12th highest in PA. The overall rate for thyroid cancer in PA is .36 per 100,000 and the overall rate for the US is .33 per 100,000. The county with the highest rate in PA has a rate of 1.36 per 100,000 ans it is still on the charts, even though its rate is almost three times as high as that of Montgomery County. But that county doesn't even make the list of the 50 US counties with the highest thyroid cancer rates. Number 50 (Gregory County SD) has a rate of 1.69 and Hinsdale County in Colorado has the highest rate in the US, at 27.34. But neither South Dakota nor Colorado has any nuclear power plants.
Jon Goodman wrote:
so is the next county downwind from exelon.
What county is that? How do you know it is downwind? There are no counties in PA that are off the charts.
Jon Goodman wrote:
At the other PA exelon plant, the same exact condition exists. that county thyroid cancer off the charts and the next county downwind.
Which counties are those? How do you know which county is downwind? There are no counties in PA that are off the charts.
Jon Goodman wrote:
thyroid cancer is caused by one thing...radiation.
That is a false assertion. Improper intake of iodine is the most likely cause of thyroid cancer. Radiation is a minor cause.
Algernon Sidney

United States

#49 Mar 30, 2007
Jon Goodman wrote:
exelon uses GE cores. They have a twenty year life span. The towers are twenty years old.
You really exposed you ignorance with the drivel above. The non-fuel parts of a GE core has a life span of at least 40 years, more likely 60 to 80. If you are referring to the fuel in the core, the life span is much shorter. GE plants generally refuel about once every two years. When they refuel, they replace one third of the fuel in the core. So most fuel elements are in the core for about 6 years before they are permanently removed for long term storage. Your comment about "the towers" is nonsense. If you are referring to the cooling towers, they have nothing to do with the nuclear fuel. Similar towers are used with coal-fired power plants and some nuclear power plants do not have such towers. For example, Monticello, Prairie Island, Cook and Oyster Creek do not have such towers. But concrete cooling towers probably have a usable life of about 100 years. The oldest concrete building in the world is about 3,000 years old.
Algernon Sidney

United States

#50 Mar 30, 2007
Jon Goodman wrote:
At the other PA exelon plant, the same exact condition exists. that county thyroid cancer off the charts and the next county downwind.
I looked into the other PA Exelon plant. It is Peach Bottom in York County. The thyroid cancer rate in York County is, of course, not "off the charts". The thyroid cancer rate there is .31, lower than the overall rate for PA and that rate makes York County the county with the 38th highest rate in the state.

There is another GE reactor in PA. It is Susquehanna in Luzerne County. Thyroid cancer rate is .28 to rank #44 out of 50 counties in PA.
old vet

New Castle, PA

#51 Apr 1, 2007
Jon Goodman wrote:
That is your foremost problem.
No, our foremost problem is people, like you, who flood the world with false information. Do you do it because you are ignorant, a liar, or just plain stupid?
Donnie

Akron, OH

#52 Apr 2, 2007
Jon Goodman wrote:
Montgomery county thyroid cancer is off the charts.
What charts? What kind of dose does it take to cause thyroid cancer? Why is there any thyroid cancer in counties that are not even close to nuclear power plants? Why don't the plant workers get thyroid cancer? What about leukemia?
old vet

New Castle, PA

#53 Apr 5, 2007
Jon Goodman wrote:
so is the next county downwind from exelon.
What is the downwind county and how do you know tht it is downwind?
Jon Goodman wrote:
At the other PA exelon plant, the same exact condition exists. that county thyroid cancer off the charts and the next county downwind.
There are no charts. But what is the downwind county and how do you know that it is downwind?
Donnie

Akron, OH

#54 Apr 6, 2007
old vet wrote:
<quoted text>What is the downwind county and how do you know tht it is downwind?
<quoted text>There are no charts. But what is the downwind county and how do you know that it is downwind?
I don't think Jon has any answers to any of those questions. I think he made it all up. Just like the gibberish about things being "off the charts" when there are no charts.
old vet

New Castle, PA

#55 Apr 9, 2007
Donnie wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think Jon has any answers to any of those questions. I think he made it all up. Just like the gibberish about things being "off the charts" when there are no charts.
Does anybody really think that there are such charts?
Algernon Sidney

United States

#56 Apr 21, 2007
Well, it has been a long time now and Jon, the "investigative reporter", has not responded.
old vet

New Castle, PA

#57 May 5, 2007
Algernon Sidney wrote:
Well, it has been a long time now and Jon, the "investigative reporter", has not responded.
Where is Jon?
Phoenix

Pottstown, PA

#58 May 5, 2007
Jon Goodman has now has a dedicated blog about the Collegeville/Trappe TCE issue. I would have to agree that those comments made above seemed exaggerated or just very casual comments in general.
He used to be an editor for a small-time advertisement based community newspaper.
None

Pottstown, PA

#59 May 5, 2007
Jon Goodman now has a dedicated blog about the TCE issue in Collegeville and Trappe.
Donnie

Akron, OH

#60 May 5, 2007
Phoenix wrote:
Jon Goodman has now has a dedicated blog about the Collegeville/Trappe TCE issue. I would have to agree that those comments made above seemed exaggerated or just very casual comments in general.
He used to be an editor for a small-time advertisement based community newspaper.
That should make it easier for him to respond. But he can't because he made it all up.

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