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DrGregory Donating Member (427 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 11:18 PM
Response to Reply #9
25. Correct

See my post about Commonwealth Edison below.

The whole water cooling issue is
a lot of nonsense. If the plant
builds its own lake - as CommEd
did - what's the problem?

Dr. Greg
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  -TVA Has Lost $50 Million Cutting Brown's Ferry Output - Tennessee River Too Hot To Cool Plant hatrack  Aug-23-10 12:24 PM   #0 
  - It sucks but the river matters more.  aquart   Aug-23-10 12:35 PM   #1 
  - I knew this would happen somewhere eventually  EC   Aug-23-10 12:40 PM   #2 
  - Don't worry NNadir will respond  The Croquist   Aug-23-10 01:30 PM   #7 
  - You know that basically all forms of concentrated electricity require some kind of coolant, right?  TheWraith   Aug-23-10 04:03 PM   #8 
  - In many of those cases a retaining pond is sufficient  EC   Aug-23-10 04:16 PM   #9 
     - A nuclear plant doesn't need a "whole lake or river" either.  TheWraith   Aug-23-10 04:51 PM   #10 
     - Nuclear requires more water than coal or gas for the same size plant  bananas   Aug-23-10 06:34 PM   #12 
     - When you can show me a solar panel producing 2 gigawatts continuously every second of every day...  TheWraith   Aug-24-10 12:59 PM   #13 
     - Correct  DrGregory   Aug-24-10 10:38 PM   #21 
        - That talking point has been thoroughly debunked  bananas   Aug-25-10 09:15 AM   #28 
        - You can't debunk physics by making things up.  TheWraith   Aug-25-10 09:47 AM   #29 
        - incorrect  AlecBGreen   Aug-25-10 02:02 PM   #34 
           - did some more searching  AlecBGreen   Aug-25-10 02:38 PM   #35 
              - Yup - even a desert only reflects about 30%  bananas   Aug-25-10 05:34 PM   #37 
                 - you need to go beyond grade-school physics  DrGregory   Aug-27-10 02:04 PM   #44 
                    - I don't think you understand the physics at all  muriel_volestrangler   Sep-12-10 08:10 AM   #46 
                       - Not quite  DrGregory   Sep-12-10 03:06 PM   #47 
                       - I do understand the physics...  DrGregory   Sep-12-10 03:14 PM   #48 
                          - If there was no reradiation, then the earth would heat up an infinite amount  muriel_volestrangler   Sep-12-10 03:36 PM   #49 
                          - Yup - too many basic errors  bananas   Sep-13-10 06:25 PM   #51 
                          - KICK  kristopher   Sep-13-10 11:57 AM   #50 
                          - Nope - let me try to explain this as simply as possible  bananas   Sep-14-10 10:26 AM   #52 
                             - +1  kristopher   Sep-17-10 12:12 AM   #53 
                                - kick. nt  bananas   Sep-17-10 02:26 AM   #54 
     - PV requires LOTS of water  XemaSab   Aug-24-10 08:50 PM   #17 
     - Where did you learn to do arithmetic  DrGregory   Aug-24-10 10:30 PM   #20 
     - LOL - "Steve Kidd is Director of Strategy & Research at the World Nuclear Association"  bananas   Aug-25-10 08:00 AM   #27 
     - 2002 EPRI report: "Water & Sustainability (Volume 3): U.S. Water Consumption for Power Production  bananas   Aug-25-10 09:50 AM   #30 
        - Table S1, fixed-width font  bananas   Aug-25-10 12:44 PM   #32 
           - The table shows that nuclear plants use much more water, regardless of cooling method.  bananas   Aug-25-10 12:46 PM   #33 
     - Correct arithmetic  DrGregory   Aug-24-10 10:51 PM   #22 
     - Commonwealth Edison  DrGregory   Aug-24-10 11:04 PM   #24 
     - Correct  DrGregory   Aug-24-10 11:18 PM   #25 
  - sanme old  DrGregory   Aug-24-10 09:51 PM   #19 
  - So the river water is too warm to effectively cool the reactors?  liberal N proud   Aug-23-10 12:52 PM   #3 
  - It's local and temporary. On the other hand,  Jackpine Radical   Aug-23-10 01:04 PM   #4 
  - NO.,..  DrGregory   Aug-27-10 01:50 PM   #43 
  - Have there been any reports from coal-fired plants in the region?  NickB79   Aug-23-10 01:09 PM   #5 
  - It only matters with nuclear  Dogmudgeon   Aug-23-10 01:22 PM   #6 
  - It matters with nuclear power plants because they require a larger supply of coolant  madokie   Aug-23-10 04:52 PM   #11 
  - Well, pretty much everything you just said is untrue, but feel free to keep believing.  TheWraith   Aug-24-10 01:04 PM   #14 
  - coal gas and oil is not our only options  madokie   Aug-24-10 07:08 PM   #16 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-24-10 09:40 PM   #18 
     - and what medical waste is this you speak of  madokie   Aug-25-10 06:34 AM   #26 
        - I'm going by the staments of Francesco Fonti...  Dead_Parrot   Aug-25-10 04:39 PM   #36 
           - Since this is something that worries me  madokie   Aug-26-10 07:21 AM   #38 
              - Fair enough...  Dead_Parrot   Aug-26-10 11:11 PM   #41 
                 - What I'm finding is it all goes back to the Ndrangheta turncoat you mentioned  madokie   Aug-27-10 08:13 AM   #42 
     - The founder of Greenpeace disagrees with you.  TheWraith   Aug-25-10 10:42 AM   #31 
     - storage is co2 emitting???  DrGregory   Aug-26-10 12:33 PM   #40 
  - WRONG!!  DrGregory   Aug-24-10 10:59 PM   #23 
  - matters with coal too  DrGregory   Aug-26-10 11:55 AM   #39 
  - It's not a problem for the plant; only the environment  DrGregory   Aug-27-10 02:12 PM   #45 
  - No one could have imagined  pscot   Aug-24-10 02:17 PM   #15 
 

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