posted on 06/10/2004 6:43:01 AM PDT
They need to change "soot" to "radiation", keep the rest of the report the same, and watch how people freak out.
Close them all down, let the people live in the dark - or would that cause even more deaths?
posted on 06/10/2004 6:45:14 AM PDT
(They want to die for Islam and we want to kill them)
More proof that the loons would prefer the human race to revert to cave man days. First the fight any nuclear plant construction and then they complain about the current technology. Just like gas prices, they can't live with their own policies.
posted on 06/10/2004 6:47:26 AM PDT
(Liberals may see Saddam's mass graves in Iraq as half-full, but I prefer to see them as half-empty.)
Forget the rest of the article...here's what the whole thing is about:
"The Bush plan, the report says, would mean more deaths than a faithful following of the Clean Air Act. "
It's Bush-Bashing piece #543,545,762,336,834,872.5
posted on 06/10/2004 6:48:35 AM PDT
(You are enslaved only to the extent of the charity you receive...)
It is all the fault of President Bush. Doncha know?
posted on 06/10/2004 6:49:35 AM PDT
Overblown by the environmentalists, IMO.
posted on 06/10/2004 6:49:58 AM PDT
I am a prophet and a seer. I made these same points back in the early 1980s when all the whackos in this area were gung-ho to convert the Zimmer plant from nuclear to coal, which was eventually done. I told people that not only would they have dirtier air but also a higher rad dose (because fly ash contains uranium in the ppm range concentration). Everyone laughed at me then. Well, ha ha, laugh, clowns, laugh. Look who gets the last laugh. Think anyone who was involved back then will admit I was right and they were wrong. No? Well, imagine that...
Actually, I'm not a prophet or a seer. I just do good science and apply logic and reason, which is something beyond the abilities of most environmental whackos.
posted on 06/10/2004 6:51:56 AM PDT
I read an article in the WSJ, last week, that said Clean Air Act is supposed to be the next campaign issue that the Democrats are going to hit Bush with, just like arsenic in the water.
posted on 06/10/2004 7:03:29 AM PDT
City (Houston) power plants kill 200 a year
But critics said the study -- completed by Abt Associates, Inc., the company that analyzes air pollution strategies for the Bush Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- unfairly focused on power plants,.....
posted on 06/10/2004 7:11:07 AM PDT
(I can say I have an ugly sister. But don't YOU ever tell me my sister's ugly.)
Power Plants Cited as Cause of Soot Deaths!
Oh, well then, let's not build anymore of those. People are just going to have to stop using electricity.
What did they say about refineries?
posted on 06/10/2004 7:16:02 AM PDT
Nuclear is the way to go.
Another unbiased article form our local Fish Wrap. (sarcasm off). She blames it on the bush policy's for the last 4 years. Ahhh Bush has not been president for 4 years. I have a theory. The smoking ban in Lexington has moved all the smokers out doors where there is no smoke eaters/filters to scrub the air. Hence, the smoke that they are producing is causing the problem. (sarcasm off again).
posted on 06/10/2004 7:32:11 AM PDT
(figures don't lie, liars figure.)
Be as negative as you want guys, but there is some truth in the story.
Many years ago I worked at a power plant while I was in college.
One of the things they did every day was to "blow soot". The procedure was to send a huge blast of compressed air up the stacks to remove soot which had accumulated during the day.
This was always the first task of the graveyard shift operator, which meant that it happened at midnight every single day, effectively preventing anyone from seeing the huge cloud of soot being released. Even on the clearest nights, the stars could not be seen for 1/2 hour after blowing soot.
I highly suspect this is a static analysis that does not take into account the incentives under the Clear Skies plan that would result in a faster reduction in soot. A static analysis was used during Reagans term and for Bush's latest tax cut to project increasing deficits due to tax cuts.
posted on 06/10/2004 8:15:37 AM PDT
Hmmmmm....my great grandma used Coal in her stove.....she lived into her 80's (died in 1969).....betcha lots of oldsters breathed coal every day......
TRANSLATION: We're All GONNA DIE!
posted on 06/10/2004 8:29:22 AM PDT
(Pres. Reagan "Republicans think every day is the 4th of July; Dems think every day is April 15th.")
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