A climate issue the left and right agree on - we're running out of water

Jan 23, 2008 Full story: www.theaustralian.news.com.au 514

THE world is on the verge of a water crisis. As the global economy and the world's population continue to expand, we are becoming a much thirstier planet.

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Since: Jan 08

Ellabell, GA

#1 Jan 23, 2008
LAKE NORMAN, N.C.- Nuclear reactors across the Southeast could be forced to throttle back or temporarily shut down later this year because drought is drying up the rivers and lakes that supply power plants with the awesome amounts of cooling water they need to operate.

Utility officials say such shutdowns probably wouldn't result in blackouts. But they could lead to shockingly higher electric bills for millions of Southerners, because the region's utilities may be forced to buy expensive replacement power from other energy companies.

Already, there has been one brief, drought-related shutdown, at a reactor in Alabama over the summer.

wouldnt really think anybody has a clue as to why.
Kent

Oldtown, MD

#2 Jan 23, 2008
Save the water... drink whiskey!

:)
Guess who

Las Vegas, NV

#3 Jan 23, 2008
Ok Who drank all the water?
Guess who

Las Vegas, NV

#4 Jan 23, 2008
mckoon wrote:
LAKE NORMAN, N.C.- Nuclear reactors across the Southeast could be forced to throttle back or temporarily shut down later this year because drought is drying up the rivers and lakes that supply power plants with the awesome amounts of cooling water they need to operate.
Utility officials say such shutdowns probably wouldn't result in blackouts. But they could lead to shockingly higher electric bills for millions of Southerners, because the region's utilities may be forced to buy expensive replacement power from other energy companies.
Already, there has been one brief, drought-related shutdown, at a reactor in Alabama over the summer.
wouldnt really think anybody has a clue as to why.
I think we shou;d all turn our power off. AND GO ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES.
Guess who

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Jan 23, 2008
THIS ALL JUST MAKES ME WANT TO GO FISHING...
take actions

Chengdu, China

#6 Jan 23, 2008
Yes ,it is time for us to take some actions .
take actions

Chengdu, China

#7 Jan 23, 2008
mckoon wrote:
LAKE NORMAN, N.C.- Nuclear reactors across the Southeast could be forced to throttle back or temporarily shut down later this year because drought is drying up the rivers and lakes that supply power plants with the awesome amounts of cooling water they need to operate.
Utility officials say such shutdowns probably wouldn't result in blackouts. But they could lead to shockingly higher electric bills for millions of Southerners, because the region's utilities may be forced to buy expensive replacement power from other energy companies.
Already, there has been one brief, drought-related shutdown, at a reactor in Alabama over the summer.
wouldnt really think anybody has a clue as to why.
I AGREE WITH YOU !
CESAR VALDEZ

United States

#8 Jan 23, 2008
mckoon wrote:
LAKE NORMAN, N.C.- Nuclear reactors across the Southeast could be forced to throttle back or temporarily shut down later this year because drought is drying up the rivers and lakes that supply power plants with the awesome amounts of cooling water they need to operate.
Utility officials say such shutdowns probably wouldn't result in blackouts. But they could lead to shockingly higher electric bills for millions of Southerners, because the region's utilities may be forced to buy expensive replacement power from other energy companies.
Already, there has been one brief, drought-related shutdown, at a reactor in Alabama over the summer.
wouldnt really think anybody has a clue as to why.
I AGREE WITH YOU.BY THE IM "CESAR"

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#9 Jan 23, 2008
mckoon wrote:
LAKE NORMAN, N.C.- Nuclear reactors across the Southeast could be forced to throttle back or temporarily shut down later this year because drought is drying up the rivers and lakes that supply power plants with the awesome amounts of cooling water they need to operate.
Utility officials say such shutdowns probably wouldn't result in blackouts. But they could lead to shockingly higher electric bills for millions of Southerners, because the region's utilities may be forced to buy expensive replacement power from other energy companies.
Already, there has been one brief, drought-related shutdown, at a reactor in Alabama over the summer.
wouldnt really think anybody has a clue as to why.
Preventive Maintenance Maybe?
Safety Precaution so some type of maintenance could be done.
Just guessing but usually it is very difficult to get elecrtic shut down so maintenance can be done.
For a Nuke Plant though i don't know how long it has been in service but maybe they had to change out fuel rods or something.

If the cooling water get's to hot they will have to cool it down and taking off line is one way of doing that.

We have water it just needs to be desalinated.

Since: Dec 07

the woods, Pa

#10 Jan 23, 2008
Bring on the environmentalists to blame the SUV and truck drivers...like they do for every other environmental problem that arises. The way I see it, its a population issue, not a pollution issue. America continues to harbor 37 million illegal residents. Removing them would make a notable difference.
AJM

Wellston, OK

#11 Jan 23, 2008
Guess who wrote:
THIS ALL JUST MAKES ME WANT TO GO FISHING...
.
You can't do that it take water for fish to survive so try again.

Since: Jul 07

Montreal

#12 Jan 23, 2008
and I live in Quebec ... with 3000 lakes !

Since: Oct 07

Pleasanton, CA

#13 Jan 23, 2008
let's get serious... like we did in the 60's with our commitment to put a man on the Moon before the end of the Decade. We did! Solar De-sal Plants? "We Americans "can do It! let's get off our "Manfacturing" Out sourcing Butts and get it Done! Rise Up! tell Our Ellected [by Us ],that We are not going to be held hostage by Cry Baby Excuses that We are running out of [Water ] or Energy Resources.
Kev

Reno, NV

#14 Jan 23, 2008
Oh my god the sky is falling. When will the alarmists stop. We will never run out of water. Even if we got to a point were it was a serious problem. We can take straight sewer sludge and turn it into drinkable water. A affordable way to convert salt water to drinking water is only one step away, if it became a high demand issue we would have no problem doing it. But hey you gotta give it to the environmentalists there persistence is incomparable, the problem is the only way they'll every be happy is if we as humans cease to exist. The world is not gonna end, the sky is not gonna fall, there is not such this as man made global warming, and were not gonna run out of water. Considering water covers more than 75% of the planet I think we'll be OK.
Daniel

Elizabeth, CO

#15 Jan 23, 2008
This is just another bunch of pumped up CRAP by the Al Gore Global Warming crowd. Here we are having record Cold and Snow fall even, in Baghdad Iraq this year, the first in a Hundred years and yet, we are supposed to be faced with a Crisis of Global Warming. What a Crock! Only, an Easy Believer would still be wringing his hands at this point. Guess who the Easy Believers are. As far as Nuclear Power Plants shutting down for lack of water, most if not All, have a closed system where the same water is recycled over and over again much, like your Auto Cooling System.
BOBBY JOE

Cornelius, NC

#16 Jan 23, 2008
WATER CONSERVATION IS WAY OVERDUE. TEENAGERS TAKING HOLLYWOOD SHOWERS, WATERING LAWNS, ETC.

GET A GOOD WHOLE HOME WATER PURIFIER FOR YOUR HOME THAT USES FILTRATION, OZONE AND UV LIGHT.

Since: Jul 07

Montreal

#17 Jan 23, 2008
Kev wrote:
Oh my god the sky is falling. Considering water covers more than 75% of the planet I think we'll be OK.
well... half of it is SALTED water YO !
Will Rogers

United States

#18 Jan 23, 2008
Not to worry though, global warming will have water evaporating from the oceans and dropping torrents of rain all over the f---ing place!

Have a little patience.

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

Since: Aug 07

Orion's Belt

#19 Jan 23, 2008
~listens~
tbm

Rock Hill, SC

#20 Jan 23, 2008
By what has just taken place in the last thirty years or so, I'd We're well on our way to extinction...And it is people like you who make me a true believer in the 'boiling frog' theory of human evolution.

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