U.S. to Back Loans for Reactors

U.S. to Back Loans for Reactors

There are 23 comments on the www.nytimes.com story from Feb 13, 2010, titled U.S. to Back Loans for Reactors. In it, www.nytimes.com reports that:

President Obama is to announce on Tuesday a loan guarantee to allow construction of two nuclear reactors in Georgia, according to administration officials.

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Akron, OH

#23 Feb 17, 2010
Engineer wrote:
We can't keep land-filling waste and digging up mountains for coal. We don't have oil indefinitely. Coal emissions do poison streams and animals with heavy metals (mercury, etc) in addition to CO2.
Also tons of long-lived radioactive elements.

Upton, NY

#24 Feb 18, 2010
koz wrote:
<quoted text>New York state uses oil for 10% of their electricity production.
Koz it is less than 1% of the states production
look at the Reserves and Supply tab under Net Electricity Generation. It is only 32K MWh out of a total of 10,509 K MWh that is 0.3%. Of all the petroleum fired plants in the US it represents 1.7% of that total.

Upton, NY

#25 Feb 19, 2010
BDV wrote:
Florida, 14.8% of electricity from oil burning in 2007.
Actually it is 3.4%

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