Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Response to editorial in the Ventrua County Star

Re: Jere Robings’ March 23 letter, “LNG today’s nuclear power”:

Excellent idea! Let's link liquefied natural gas and nuclear power together. While we're at it, why not site them together? Put the terminals off the coast of Diablo Canyon and San Onofre. They are both in remote areas of the state. If there are people living too close, we could buy their property and move them to a safer area. We did the same thing when we built the interstate highway system.

There could be a power plant that runs on LNG directly that could share the electrical grid already in place. There would be no need for a regasification terminal off the coast that pours more than 200 tons of air pollution onto shore and has more than 20 negative impacts to our coast that can't be mitigated. They could even share the same security measures.

Now all we have to do is figure out what to do with the nuclear waste that has accumulated at these sites. I suggest we put it in Thousand Oaks.

Oh, the 1970s. Didn't something happen at a place called Three-Mile Island?

Tuesday, March 27, 2007