B) I with others including Remy Chevalier from Rock the Reactors founded FUSE USA to oppose the wrongful relicensing of Entergy's Indian Point Reactors which are leaking cancer causing tritium and strontium 90 into my/our environment, and the Hudson River just 24 miles upstream from New York City. (It is noted here as one example, that on or about February 21 of this year a MAJOR PIPE BURST dumped over 100,000 gallons of tritiated water into the Hudson via Indian Points discharge canal.
C) Nuclear Energy does cause cancer...the NRC, DOD, DOE and the NEI along with the nuclear industry have decided a certain number of cancers in the name of National Security and the best interest of America are acceptable...as a man who's wife was diagnosed with Breast Cancer last year, as someone living less than three miles from Indian Point I respectfully disagree, and wish to disagree with some of the falsehoods presented in J. Wayne Leonard's Propaganda piece in your publication.
J. Wayne Leonard, chairman and CEO of Entergy Corp., one of the largest U.S. energy companies and the No. 2 generator of nuclear power, is no stranger to the many contradictions of American energy policy. "Every body's gums are still bleeding from the '70s," he says of nuclear power, noting that today's technology is far superior to its Three Mile Island vintage.
France's nuclear power poster child has a money meltdown
PARIS, FRANCE The myth of a successful nuclear power industry in France has melted into financial chaos.
With it dies the corporate-hyped poster child for a "nuclear renaissance" of new reactor construction that is drowning in red ink and radioactive waste.
Areva, France's nationally owned corporate atomic façade, has plunged into a deep financial crisis led by a devastating shortage of cash.
Electricite de France, the French national utility, has been raided by European Union officials charging that its price-fixing may be undermining competition throughout the continent. Delays and cost overruns continue to escalate at Areva's catastrophic Olkiluoto reactor construction project in Finland. Areva has admitted to a $2.2 billion, or 55%, cost increase in the Finnish building site after three and a half years. The Flamanville project — the only one now being built in France — is already over $1 billion more expensive than projected after a single year under construction
*as example, just here in America we lose over 100,000 mature trees a year to utility line maintenance...it is noted here, that the utility industry does not consider a tree a tree until it has a diameter (four foot above the ground) of at least six inches. Below that diameter, they do not keep inventory.
Water Caused ROLLING BLACK AND BROWN OUTS ANYONE?
By JOSEPH RAGO
On the one hand, environmentalists claim that climate change is a "planetary emergency," perhaps the greatest threat ever to face humanity. On the other, nuclear energy is still verboten in the green catechism -- despite the fact that it provides roughly one-fifth of U.S. electricity, all of it free of carbon emissions. And without more nuclear power, it is nearly impossible to see even the glimmers of any low-emission future.
J. Wayne Leonard, chairman and CEO of Entergy Corp., one of the largest U.S. energy companies and the No. 2 generator of nuclear power, is no stranger to the many contradictions of American energy policy. "Everybody's gums are still bleeding from the '70s," he says of nuclear power, noting that today's technology is far superior to its Three Mile Island vintage.
The avuncular Mr. Leonard, who lives in Louisiana, made his name in nuclear, and over the last nine years as Entergy CEO he has achieved the highest total shareholder return in the nuclear power industry. But now his thoughts are concentrated on more lasting matters -- namely, his deep-seated concern about climate change.