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Huge California desalination plant faces key test
Yahoo News ^ | November 29, 2012 | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Associated Press

Posted on 11/29/2012 3:36:39 PM PST by Uncle Chip

Edited on 11/29/2012 3:42:09 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

SAN DIEGO (AP) An effort to build the Western Hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant faced a key test Thursday, as San Diego's regional water agency considered whether to buy all its output despite criticism that cheaper alternatives could be overlooked.


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1 posted on 11/29/2012 3:36:43 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

What do they do with all the salt? That’s a lot of sodium chloride solids. Do they refine and sell it?


2 posted on 11/29/2012 3:43:01 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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They turn them into salt licks for the sheeple voters of California.

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3 posted on 11/29/2012 4:02:26 PM PST by Celtic Conservative
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To: blackdog

If the water that comes out is pure enough, why not bottle it and sell it at Evian prices?


4 posted on 11/29/2012 4:09:09 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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I love sea salt from coastal France and the Med. The grey briney wet kind. Complex flavor and smells like the backwater of Atlantic City tide marsh.


5 posted on 11/29/2012 4:59:53 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog
What do they do with all the salt? That’s a lot of sodium chloride solids. Do they refine and sell it?

Been awhile since I read about these, but if I recall, once the salt and fresh water have been separated from each other, the salt is simply dumped back into the ocean from whence it came. Lefty enviro-wacko's have complained about these types of plants in the past, claiming that the excess salt being dumped back into the ocean raises the oceans salinity content in the area around the plant, and thus harms the local environment.

Of course, the lefties are systematically trying to shut down every fresh water source in California. These desalination plants would be a great source of fresh water for the State. The ocean has an almost limitless supply of water, after all. Leave it to the libtards to screw up everything.


6 posted on 11/29/2012 5:19:51 PM PST by Zetman
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To: Uncle Chip

Cost, what in the world (or at least in Californicate) would you consider cost when the existence of the world as we know it hinges upon clean drinking water produced in a CO2 neutral manner?


7 posted on 11/29/2012 5:53:08 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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