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To: steveegg
I vote for including electricity in the blockade (seeing it all comes from eeevil coal, eeeevil natural gas, eeevil dams and eeeeeeeeeevillllll uranium).

Most of the electricity for the Boston to Washington corridor is generated by coal fired plants along the Ohio river. They use barges to bring in Kentucky coal and cool the condensors with river water. Actually, there are so many plants that some are prevented from using river water because the river got too warm, so they must use cooling ponds or cooling towers.

Regards,
GtG

17 posted on 11/09/2004 1:23:33 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, but I like it 'Cu they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
Oops, I forgot to mention. The power generated is transmitted over a few very high voltage lines. They are easy to spot, each conductor is a lattice of four cables in a square and the towers are nearly a quarter mile apart. They take an almost straight line path cross country to light up Broadway.

I'm not saying that if a tower were to fall that the whole NE coast would go dark, that would be domestic terrorism!

Regards,
GtG

19 posted on 11/09/2004 1:32:44 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, but I like it 'Cu they know me here.)
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