NYS wants to shut down Indian Point. Today’s excuse: for the fish.
Indian Point is a complex of two nuclear power plants about 25 miles north of NYC. It supplies roughly one quarter of the baseload power to that area.
NYS Governor Cuomo is on very solid record as wanting to shut it down.
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Safely disposing of nuclear waste is a big issue. There are both technical challenges (which are manageable) and.. there are lots and lots of political, NIMBY, and “just no nukes anywhere” tree huggers.
The US has the “Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)” near Carlsbad, New Mexico. It’s a group of repurposed salt (yes, as in that white stuff) mines, which have been the final destination for a good chunk of radioactive waste material for the past couple of decades.
Until… some radiation alarms went off in mid February, and everything came to a halt.
The reason? well, put down anything spillable and read on:
The Tesla electric car is a darling of the Rich and Yuppie enviro crowd who want to believe it’s a “green” vehicle and want to show off their tree hugging credentials. Of course the truth ain’t quite that simple, but that’s a discussion for another day.
That being said, it seems to have run afoul of political business as usual in… New Jersey. Continue reading
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So people decide they can just declare a disaster–skip the evidence on exposures and the clear cut evidence that no one suffered a significant exposure from Fukishima. It was a disaster because we say so. Exuse me–that’s horse s____.
Fred Singer is a physicist, best known for climate science, but he is a citizen and scholar so
he provides here some commentary on the realities of nuclear developments and bomb making potential in Iran.
I think it important for us at JunkScience.com to talk scientific developments of significance–this is worth it.
William Tucker writes in the Spectator: Continue reading
Mark Bittman writes at the NYTimes: Continue reading