“Had the question been simply about power plants it might not have been silly. but the unfounded idea that just because a power plant is a nuclear power plant it is inherently unsafe or unstable is unfounded and silly.”
I asked about Indian Point because I have a special interest in THAT facility and not others in the area. So, paying “...particular attention to Indian Point is silly.”, is not.
If I had only known ahead of time that the unscheduled shutdown at Indian Point (not an insignificant event, by the way) would be caused by “external conditions” not associated with the storm (snort) I probably wouldn’t have asked the question to begin with.
Just beacuse someone uses the word “nuclear” in a sentence does not automatically make them an environmental wacko deserving derision and ridicule. I lived on a nuc sub for 3 years. I’m very familiar with the inherently safe nature of nuclear power plants. However, because of the flooding issues at Fukimashim and the Cooper Nuclear Station in Nebraska, I thought I’d ask the question.
Your critique of my question was uncalled-for, unwarranted, unnecessary and snarky.
“However, because of the flooding issues at Fukimashim and the Cooper Nuclear Station in Nebraska, I thought Id ask the question. Your critique of my question was uncalled-for, unwarranted, unnecessary and snarky.”
For someone who has some special concerns about power from the Indian Point plant, it does surprise me that you are not so well informed as to know the analogy to Fukishima and to its flooding is illogical with an educated understanding of the Indian Point plant and this storm.
Though my electricity does not come from Indian Point and though I do not live very near it, contending with the anti-nuclear-power wackos caused me long ago to become familiar with Indian Point and what were and were not legitimate emergency concerns about it, including what kind of weather conditions could possibly endanger it. I just assumed most people who had more intimate concerns with Indian Point would do the same. My apologies.