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  •  They should get the governor to declare the area (26+ / 0-)

    ...around the reactors to be a disaster zone and public health hazard, and thus the exclusive province of the Vermont National Guard to secure and shut down.  I'm pretty sure that power still rests with the state, if nothing else does.  So where is the righty "states' rights" contingent now?  Chirp, chirp go the crickets...

    •  I'm sure the "Sates Rights" crowd (13+ / 0-)
      So where is the righty "states' rights" contingent now?  Chirp, chirp go the crickets...
      is cowering in a darkened, soundproof room, hunkered down with the "Rogue Activist Judges" whiners of wingnuttia.

      If I played a game where I had to take a drink for every instance of blatant and utter Regressive hypocrisy, I'd have died of liver failure long ago.

      Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

      by drewfromct on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 05:18:16 AM PST

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    •  But its not. It would be lying to say so, simply (1+ / 0-)
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      TO feed fear. There is absolutely no danger from this plant based on what has happened. Entergy lying per se isn't the guide to use.

      You seem to forget that there are hundreds of plant power operators running this site all of whose families live within 15 miles of the plant. That the every single instance of safety malfeasance has been minor  and not life or health threatening, including the tritium. Should they aggressively enforce the existing rules? Yes, they should. Criminal penalties should be handed out. Jail time if needed on VY mgt. This should be the way to move forward on VY and any power plant.

      Dr. Isaac Asimov: "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny ...'"

      by davidwalters on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 11:17:50 AM PST

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      •  You do it in an overtly legalistic way. (0+ / 0-)

        You won't seed fear if you use the device, and it's clear you're using the device, to close down a plant that has been deemed to be a hazard of unknown potential.  It's not necessary to lie about the fact that you're using the declaration as a trump card, and I doubt you'll create panic by doing so.  They've shown a desire to deny the state its right to determine the quality of its citizens' environment, contra signed contract, so I'd say this is a rather significant and emergent situation.

        •  Nothing has been "deemed to be a haxard" (0+ / 0-)

          It's the opinion only of those ideologically disposed to want to shut it down, that's all. Every single plant in the US faces the exact same kind of legalistic nonsense.

          That plant closes and it will immediately cause an increase in GHG emissions as it has in Japan where every MW not produced by closed nuclear is now being made up by...dangerous LNG and diesel and oil.

          AT the end of the day, this is what are advocating for, "Legalistically" or not.

          Dr. Isaac Asimov: "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny ...'"

          by davidwalters on Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 07:40:48 AM PST

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