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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:15 AM

Nuclear winter: Shippingport's plants send snow downwind

Sometimes, you donít need a lake to get lake-effect snow. A complex of power plants will do the job just as well.
Meteorologists at the National Weather Serviceís office in Moon Township noticed something Tuesday night they apparently donít see too often ó a snow band, stretching for miles from western Beaver County across northern Allegheny County.
The band, which dropped a quick inch of snow in some places, didnít originate at Lake Erie.
It came from the power plants at Shippingport.

http://www.timesonline.com/news/local_news/nuclear-winter-shippingport-s-plants-send-snow-downwind/article_aae5111d-6c4f-5a83-9d84-ba16573960b6.html

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lunatica Jan 2013 #1
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Response to blitzburgh55 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:18 AM

1. Oh Boy! We can create our own weather now!

What could possibly go wrong?

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:21 AM

2. My husband worked at Shippingport back in the mid-70's

The plant he worked at has been shut down. I'll have to send him this article

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:22 AM

3. Nuclear Plants are infamous for their water consumption...

As we go further into drought, old nuclear plants are running into more and more water limitations.

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