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NUCLEAR REVIVAL ?

. . . . Nuclear revival may not arrive on schedule
Charlotte Business Journal

September 4, 2009

By John Downey

As Duke Energy considers as much as a three-year delay in building the proposed Lee Nuclear Station, there are signs that the approval process for AP1000 — the reactor chosen for Lee and most new plants planned in the Southeast — may fall off schedule. At issue is certification of the reactor design for Plant Vogtle, the dual-reactor plant being built in Georgia by the Southern Co. The power industry hopes to cut licensing and construction times — and thus save money — by building plants on a few standardized reactor models. The idea is that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission can certify one standard reactor model for a plant and then subsequent plants using the same model will not need to get new certifications.

Westinghouse blamed
Vogtle is the lead plant for the wave that will be built on the AP1000. So a delay, if significant, could affect plants planned in Florida, South Caroli…

DUST STORMS

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. . . . .DUST STORMS IN AUSTRALIA.....URANIUM MINES.....AND . . . . CLIMATE CHANGE....CONNECT THE DOTS AND YOU WILL DISCOVER THERE IS A CONNECTION . . . . .LARGE OPEN PIT URANIUM MINES HAVE THOUSANDS OF TONNES OF TAILINGS OR DEBRIS FROM THEIR OPERATION WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY GET WASHED AWAY IN THE HEAVY RAINS TO RIVER BEDS AND LATER IN A PERIOD OF DROUGHT AND A GUSTY WIND WILL END UP ACROSS THE CONTINENTS AS DUST STORMS ......STILL WANT NUCLEAR POWER ? ? URANIUM IS USED IN NUCLEAR REACTORS AROUND THE WORLD TO PRODUCE POWER . . . .BUT AT WHAT COST ? ? ASK THE PEOPLE DOWNWIND FROM THE DUST STORMS.....DAMAGE IS SPREAD THROUGHT THE AREA AT AIRPORTS,ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDING SPORTS AND FARMING AND HEALTH EFFECTS....BE AWARE ...SAY NO TO NUCLEAR POWER.http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/news/local/news/general/dust-storm-pollution-500-times-normal-level/1631799.aspx

WORLD NO CAR DAY SEPT22

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. . . . CELEBRATE . . . .WORLD CAR FREE DAY . . . .TUESDAY . . . SEPT 22-09 BY GETTING RID OF YOUR CAR. . . . .IF ..U...WANT 2..SAVE...THIS PLANET..FROM CLIMATE CHANGE. . . . . .HOWEVER IF U WANT 2 ..DESTROY IT....KEEP ON DRIVING.

NOISE POLLUTION 2

. . .SIRENS,AMBULANCE,FIRE TRUCKS,POLICE . . .I KNOW THAT THIS IS A DELICATE TOPIC...BUT IT MUST BE AIRED . . . . .THE PERPONDERANCE OF VERY LOUD SIRENS FROM THESE EMERGENCY VEHICLES IS GOING OUT OF CONTROL IN MY OPINION....THINK OF THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS THAT MAY BE CAUSED AT TRAFFIC INTERSECTIONS...ALSO THINK ABOUT THE DAMAGE TO HEARING THAT HAPPENS...IT HAS BECOME SO ROUTINE IN A CITY LIKE TORONTO THAT PEOPLE SHEEPISHLY ACCEPT THAT THIS IS A NORMAL PART OF LIFE IN THE CITY...IT SHOULD NOT BE....VEHICULER TRAFFIC IS ONE OF THE MAIN CAUSES......Y ..NOT BAN..ALL NON EMERGENCY VEHICLES FROM CITY STREETS ?...YOUR COMMENTS ARE WELCOME.

TAR SANDS SEPT 16/09

. . . . . WHILE THE ALBERTA TAR SANDS . . . .LIVES UP TO ITS DIRTY POLLUTION REPUTATION...LET US NOT FORGET THAT THERE WOULD BE NO NEED FOR A TAR SANDS INDUSTRY . . . . . . IF THE AUTO INDUSTRY STOPPED MAKING MOTOR VEHICLES....IT IS REALLY THE AUTO INDUSTRY THAT CREATES THE DEMAND . . . . .FOR TAR SANDS OIL...SO PLEASE, EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAVE THE PLANET . . . DO NOT BUY A CAR . . .NO MATTER HOW SLICK THOSE . . . .NAUSEATING CAR COMMERCIALS ARE.

SASK. REJECTS NUCLEAR

Most oppose nuclear power in Sask., report says
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 | 10:17 AM CT Comments29Recommend11.
CBC News
The Future of Uranium public consultation report released Tuesday has thrown cold water on proposals to expand the nuclear industry in Saskatchewan.

The report from consultation chair Dan Perrins says most Saskatchewan people who attended meetings and sent letters to him during the summer do not want a nuclear power plant, a nuclear waste disposal facility, or any expansion of the nuclear industry.
. . . AS REPORTED ON CBC NEWS TODAY....

WIND FARM

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. . . . .The following day, we pedalled down some country roads to have a look at the wind turbines on the island. There are 86 wind turbines, in one of Ontario’s largest wind farms.

The blades whirl slowly, high above farmers’ fields. They generate power for people on the mainland, and generate millions of dollars in economic benefits for farmers and the township. Now the islanders are debating what to do with the extra income.
.. .. . ..this is an exerpt from the pedal for the planet people biking their way to ottawa,ontario....along the way they stopped at this wind turbine farm on wolfe island near kingston...read the full story on http://www.sierraclub.com

vote chris chopik

. . . .in the st paul's district election for mpp (toronto canada)on election day september 17-2009....why not ? forget about the dinasour political parties...vote the new green party candidate....chris chopik.

ST PAUL'S (ONT) ELECTION

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. . . .IN A QUESTIONAIRE HANDED TO THE MAIN CANDIDATES IN THE ONTARIO BY ELECTION . . . .NDP AND GREEN PARTY DID NOT SUPPORT NEW NUCLEAR CONSTRUCTION IN ONTARIO....THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE DID NOT REPLY . . . .THE LIBERAL CANDIDATE DR ERIC HOSKINS IMPLIED THAT A NUCLEAR INDUSTRY BAILOUT FROM OTTAWA WOULD BE WELCOME...AND BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF ONTARIO......MOST THINKING PEOPLE IN ONTARIO DISAGREE WITH THE LIBERAL CANDIDATE AS INDICATED BY THE LONG STRUGGLE TO HALT CONSTRUCTION AT DARLINGTON THIS PAST SUMMER. . . . .UNFORTUNATELY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT THE FEDERAL CANDIDATE HAS ALREADY STATED IN A SPEECH IN SAINT JOHN ,NEW BRUNSWICK THAT HE(IGNATIEFF) WOULD SUPPORT A FEDERAL BILLION DOLLAR BAILOUT FOR THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY....OBVIOUSLY BOTH THE PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL LIBERAL GOVERNMENT ARE MIS INFORMED ABOUT THE HIGH ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST TO PLANET EARTH AND DON'T SEEM TO CARE...PLEASE DON'T VOTE FOR THEM IF YOU VALUE CLEAN AIR WATER,ETC.

NOISE POLLUTION

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...TAKE A WALK ALONG ANY STREET IN THE CITY...BIRDS ARE CHIRPING...SKY IS BLUE...THEN SUDDENLY A DEAFENING SOUND OF SOME MAN MADE MONSTER MACHINE LIKE THIS PHOTO OF A MOTORIZED STREET VACUMM MACHINE ON THE STREETS OF TORONTO CANADA.. . .WHILE THEY MAY TRY TO CLEAN THE STREET LITTER THEY ALSO POLLUTE THE AIR WITH THEIR POWERFUL GAS GUZZLING MOTORS,NOT TO MENTION THE VERY,VERY LOUD LEVEL OF NOISE POLLUTION..AS YOU TRY TO AVOID THIS NOISE YOU ENCOUNTER A NOISEY LEAFBLOWER WHICH CAN BE HEARD FROM A DISTANCE OF 2 OR 3 BLOCKS AWAY,MEANWHILE ANOTHER NOISE POLLUTER A GAS OR ELECTRIC LAWNMOWER,AND CONSTRUCTION OR ROAD PAVING EQUIPMENT COMPETE FOR YOUR EARS ATTENTION AND FINALLY LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE FAST,FAST NOISEY CAR,BUS, STREETCAR OR DUMPTRUCK TRAFFIC.THIS IS LIFE ? ? IN THE CITY...WHY ARE ALL THESE MACHINES USED INSTEAD OF PUSH LAWNMOWERS,MANUAL LABOURERS TO CLEAN THE STREET (AND CURE UNEMPLOYMENT) AND AN OUTRIGHT BAN ON LEAFBLOWERS.

FOREST FIRES

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. . . . .what are the causes of forest fires ??there are many possible reasons but in the last 10 or 20 years ther seems to be a regular pattern that leads me to think that the gradual effects of climate change is the root cause....what do U think ??