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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:02 PM

Fracking Permit Granted One Mile From PA Nuclear Power Plant

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I mean, what could possibly go wrong? This article doesn't mention where the company plans to inject their fracking waste, which is the practice that's now associated with triggering seismic activity. As long as it's legal under laws written back in 1979 doesn't mean common sense has to enter into the decision to do what they want near a nuclear power plant. After all, if they do trigger an earthquake that damages the plant and contaminates the area, it probably won't be the frackers who will pick up the cost of dealing with it. They'll declare bankruptcy and walk away:


Sigh. We are just never going to learn!



http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/fracking-permit-granted-one-mile-pa-n



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Reply Fracking Permit Granted One Mile From PA Nuclear Power Plant (Original post)
sheshe2 Oct 2012 OP
DonRedwood Oct 2012 #1
Politicalboi Oct 2012 #2
sheshe2 Oct 2012 #5
The Wielding Truth Oct 2012 #3
sheshe2 Oct 2012 #7
The Wielding Truth Oct 2012 #13
Tigress DEM Oct 2012 #4
GitRDun Oct 2012 #6
blue_heron Oct 2012 #12
mr_hat Oct 2012 #8
porphyrian Oct 2012 #9
Egalitarian Thug Oct 2012 #10
WinkyDink Oct 2012 #11
Writely Wrong Oct 2012 #14
sheshe2 Oct 2012 #17
sarcasmo Oct 2012 #15
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2012 #19
marions ghost Oct 2012 #16
ProgressiveEconomist Oct 2012 #18
MadrasT Oct 2012 #20
LynneSin Oct 2012 #24
MadrasT Oct 2012 #25
LynneSin Oct 2012 #26
MadrasT Oct 2012 #27
LynneSin Oct 2012 #28
ananda Oct 2012 #21
PRETZEL Oct 2012 #22
CrispyQ Oct 2012 #23

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:05 PM

1. what??!

insane

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:22 PM

2. What could go wrong???????

This is just plain crazy. I wish we were this enthusiastic about wind and solar being put up everywhere. Oh but those wind turbines are so ugly, and block our view. Why not solar towers that go up instead of across. This fracking shit WILL be our doom.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:35 PM

5. Oh I will 2nd that one!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:28 PM

3. We are supposed to be smarter than this.To save our planet nuclear power plants should be phased out

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:42 PM

7. The Rich kids want more and more...

the planet be damned. When it all goes sour they will die off with the rest of us. They can't eat their money....there might be a spot for them in hell tho.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:59 PM

13. That's why there are no good things said in our constitution or the bible about greed and wealth.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:29 PM

4. Isn't there a way to get a higher court to look at this? The FBI? Homeland Security?

IF the Nuclear Plant blows, it will CERTAINLY be a matter of NATIONAL SECURITY.

Geese. Idiots.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:37 PM

6. Here's another scary thought...

I hope the aquifer that supplies cooling water for the nuclear reactors does not get contaminated with methane or some other chemical that could damage the nuclear facility.

Yikes...

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Response to GitRDun (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:55 PM

12. Ditto

YIKES!!!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:43 PM

8. Gotta be safe, then.

This pretty much proves it.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:43 PM

9. Let me guess: "It will create jobs!" n/t

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:44 PM

10. Another example of too stupid to live. K&R n/t

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:54 PM

11. Did Governor Corbett forget about Fukushima?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:13 PM

14. Gee, what a shame (NOT)

 

PA. learned a lesson on nuclear power with that little dust up a few years ago at Three Mile Island, didn't they? And they are close to the top of the gas and oil fracking states. And only a few water wells produce flammable water. Thank goodness this is happening in the "Guns & Bible" loving middle of the state where if something goes wrong and 150 mile radius disappears, no one would really notice. I just wish it was in Rick Sanitarium's back yard.


p.s. The only problem I have with wind towers is that all the red lights blink at the same time. It would be a lot nicer if the blinked in a random pattern.

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Response to Writely Wrong (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:28 PM

17. Welcome to Du

Apparently they didn't!

As song by Peter Paul and Mary

Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the flowers gone?
Young girls have picked them everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

p.s. I will put in a word on the light pattern for you. LOL

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:14 PM

15. I would have my house up for sale ASAP.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:53 PM

19. And hope the buyer hasn't heard the news. I would hope a fracking profiteer would buy it, but they

all subscribe to NIMBY, don't they.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:23 PM

16. Good place for a Fukushima...



Beaver Valley Power Station, Shippingport PA

"And seismic activity has been a growing concern for nuclear facilities following the earthquake damage last year to the Fukushima reactor complex in Japan. A 2010 NRC report found that Unit 1 at the Beaver Valley Power Station was ranked the fifth-most vulnerable nuclear reactor in the nation to earthquake damage. FirstEnergy officials said in a past interview that the plant is built to withstand 5.8-magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale. The strongest earthquake registered in Pennsylvania was 5.2 on the Richter scale."

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:52 PM

18. How far is this plant from Dauphin County, where the Three Mile Island

nuclear plant partially melted down in 1979? Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Mile_Island_accident .

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:56 AM

20. These fucking idiots are destroying my state.

I lived 15 miles or so from TMI in 1979 and it was very frightening.

Idiots. Greedy, earth destroying, selfish jackasses.

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:56 AM

24. Me too - i was over in Perry County

We use to Water-ski at Goldsboro, which was located right across the river from TMI.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #24)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:38 PM

25. Lancaster for me.

Water-skied downstream from Long Level down to Holtwood in the 80's, and was always vaguely uncomfortable about being in the Susquehanna downstream from TMI.

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #25)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:59 PM

26. We were right in front of it

I was just a young kid - thought TMI was where the clouds were made. They always had these big fluffy white clouds coming out of them. And I thought the 'Met Ed' spray painted over all the picnic tables was just some girl so happy she met a guy named Ed on that island.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:15 PM

27. "Right in front" of is even scarier.

Did you evacuate? I think we left on Friday and stayed away for the weekend.

"Med Ed". That is a great story.

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:58 PM

28. We had our bags packed but did not leave

My dad had us pack our bags in the car so if we had to split we could leave in a jiffy but we did not leave our homes.

I remember I was in Algebra class when the school announced for us to return to our homerooms. We all waited for our Bus number to be called and each bus was loaded one by one so it would minimize the amount of time we spent outdoors (The Bus could pull right in front of the front doors of the school). We had off all the next week and it was probably one of the sunniest, warmest weeks in spring and we weren't allowed to go outside.

Ironically I had a family member who went to school in Middletown - they had her walk home from school that day (about a mile).

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:56 AM

21. This is not good for PA...

... and sets a very bad precedent.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:58 AM

22. This is just so fucking idiotic

doesn't Beaver Valley 1 & 2 use the Ohio River for cooling?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:54 AM

23. Ahhh, the pinnacle of creation.

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