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Waterbug, thanks for your perspective and outlining the facts so clearly. I really appreciate you for taking the time to give us your input. My heart goes out to the people in AK right now.
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Waterbug, thanks for your perspective and outlining the facts so clearly. I really appreciate you for taking the time to give us your input. My heart goes out to the people in AK right now.
 Quoting: Fishy


Oops! AR not AK.
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But.. but..




Fukushima meltdown appears to have sickened American infants
[link to grist.org]

[snip]

Children born in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington between one week and 16 weeks after the meltdowns began in March 2011 were 28 percent more likely to suffer from congenital hypothyroidism than were kids born in those states during the same period one year earlier, a new study shows. In the rest of the U.S. during that period in 2011, where radioactive fallout was less severe, the risks actually decreased slightly compared with the year before.

Substantial quantities of the radioisotope iodine-131 were produced by the meltdowns, then wafted over the Pacific Ocean and fell over Hawaii, the American West Coast, and other Pacific countries in rain and snow, reaching levels hundreds of times greater than those considered safe.




Elevated airborne beta levels in Pacific/West Coast US States and trends in hypothyroidism among newborns after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown
[link to www.scirp.org]
 Quoting: Waterbug


Good find WB.

Do any of you have an opinion on the seriousness of the problem at the AK plant? The comments on enews sounds serious, but it's hard to tell if it's just an overaction.
 Quoting: Fishy


Pretty serious anytime there is a loss of off-site power.
The reactor scrammed at full power..
Unit one on backup generators only.
Unit two on both off-site and generators...
which tells me the damage to the electrical systems is substantial.

[link to www.platts.com]
[snip]
Young said Entergy's onsite personnel, and other employees brought to the site, have been conducting walk downs "trying to understand the scope of the damage." He said "one of the areas under investigation" is why Unit 1's turbine lift device failed during the movement of its main turbine generator stator, which the company said weighs about 500 tons.

"A crane was erected to move this generator stator out of the turbine building ... to an open area" in order to remove the existing stator at Unit 1 and replace it with a new stator, he said.

The stator is the stationary part of the electrical generator. The rotor is the portion that moves.

The falling stator damaged water lines and electrical equipment, which caused 1,065-MW Unit 2 at the site, which had been operating at full power, to shut automatically, Dricks said.

Unit-2 suffered damage to its switchgear, Entergy told the NRC. "At this time, the full extent of structural damage on Unit 1 is not known," Entergy said.

Damage to a breaker caused a loss of all offsite power for Unit 1, Entergy said in the NRC report. Emergency diesel generators at the site are supplying power to Unit 1. Power to Unit 2 is being supplied by diesel generators and offsite power, Entergy said in the statement.
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not good.....
It's life as we know it, but only just.
My Fukushima Site:
[link to citizenperth.wordpress.com]
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Waterbug, thanks for your perspective and outlining the facts so clearly. I really appreciate you for taking the time to give us your input. My heart goes out to the people in AK right now.
 Quoting: Fishy


Any time, Fishy.. hf
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Waterbug, thanks for your perspective and outlining the facts so clearly. I really appreciate you for taking the time to give us your input. My heart goes out to the people in AK right now.
 Quoting: Fishy


Any time, Fishy.. hf
 Quoting: Waterbug


yes thanks as always.. i remember when you were close to pulling the plug... from the stats i recieve... you seem vital ;)

Last Edited by Citizenperth on 04/02/2013 06:21 AM
It's life as we know it, but only just.
My Fukushima Site:
[link to citizenperth.wordpress.com]
sic ut vos es vos should exsisto , denego alius vicis facio vos change , exsisto youself , proprie

GLP's best Fuku thread: Thread: *** Fukushima *** and other nuclear-----updates and links
twitter: @citizenperth
“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I knew the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”
- Albert Einstein
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Waterbug, thanks for your perspective and outlining the facts so clearly. I really appreciate you for taking the time to give us your input. My heart goes out to the people in AK right now.
 Quoting: Fishy


Any time, Fishy.. hf
 Quoting: Waterbug


yes thanks as always.. i remember when you were close to pulling the plug... from the stats i recieve... you seem vital ;)
 Quoting: Citizenperth


I'm merely a pissed-off country boy who tells the truth.


Here's a good'n, CP.
Don't know if you've seen this, yet.


Fake Science Alert: Fukushima Radiation Can’t Be Compared to Bananas or X-Rays
[link to www.zerohedge.com]
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Waterbug, thanks for your perspective and outlining the facts so clearly. I really appreciate you for taking the time to give us your input. My heart goes out to the people in AK right now.
 Quoting: Fishy


Any time, Fishy.. hf
 Quoting: Waterbug


yes thanks as always.. i remember when you were close to pulling the plug... from the stats i recieve... you seem vital ;)
 Quoting: Citizenperth


I'm merely a pissed-off country boy who tells the truth.


Here's a good'n, CP.
Don't know if you've seen this, yet.


Fake Science Alert: Fukushima Radiation Can’t Be Compared to Bananas or X-Rays
[link to www.zerohedge.com]
 Quoting: Waterbug


have thanks man.. a friend runs the site ;)

oh, and flying in airplanes.....

Last Edited by Citizenperth on 04/02/2013 07:00 AM
It's life as we know it, but only just.
My Fukushima Site:
[link to citizenperth.wordpress.com]
sic ut vos es vos should exsisto , denego alius vicis facio vos change , exsisto youself , proprie

GLP's best Fuku thread: Thread: *** Fukushima *** and other nuclear-----updates and links
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“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I knew the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”
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#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Ishikawa of JNTI Talks about Reactor Core Conditions
[link to ex-skf.blogspot.com]

[snip]

Now, Mr. Tetsunari Iida speaks, agreeing to Mr. Ishikawa's "war" analogy:

"I totally agree with Mr. Ishikawa's assessment of the plant, and that this is a war. The government simply orders TEPCO to "do it". But it is like the Imperial General Headquarters (大本営) on the eve of the Sea of Japan Naval Battle during the Russo-Japanese War [in 1905] ordering merchant ship TEPCO to attack [the imperial Russian navy].

"The government should appoint a commander. TEPCO has a limit as a private business. No one knows what to do. We have to seek the advice from the best and the brightest in the world."

Mr. Hasegawa of Chunichi Shinbun jumps in, and says "We took the numbers from the government like 30% core melt as true, and went from there. But then Mr. Ishikawa says it's a total melt."

Then, Kohei Otsuka, the Vice Minister of Health and Welfare and politician from the ruling party (DPJ), sitting right next to Mr. Ishikawa, butts in, and warns everyone:

"Since none of us knows for sure the condition of the reactor cores, we shouldn't speculate on a national TV."

Mr. Hasegawa overrides the politician, and says "The real problem is that what no one knows is presented to us every day as if it is a fact, like 30% core melt in the chart."




Now... where have I heard that before...?

Oh, yes..





It seems it is way past time for thinking outside the box. They should have the best and brightest minds on the planet working for a solution. I realize they need new technology, who knows...perhaps some geek in a basement will find the answers.
 Quoting: Southern OR
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N.Korea to step up nuclear, missile efforts

North Korea's parliament has passed legislation boosting development of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.

The state-run Korean Central News Agency said on Monday that the Supreme People's Assembly had convened for their annual session in Pyongyang. The leader Kim Jong-un was reportedly in attendance.

Delegates unanimously adopted legislation to reinforce the nation's status as a nuclear power, as stated in the constitution last year.

They also adopted legislation related to long-range ballistic-missile development. A state bureau is to be launched to take charge of this area, known there as "space development."
[link to www3.nhk.or.jp]
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Govt. to reform power industry to urge competition

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government has decided to end the effective regional monopoly power companies have had in Japan for decades.

It plans to do so by encouraging new entries into the industry and realizing a more flexible exchange of power among utilities.

The lack of easy transfers of power supplies among networks led to rolling blackouts in the aftermath of the March 11 disaster. Many regional power plants had to stop production due to the crisis.

The plan approved on Tuesday aims to set up an independent body in around 2 years' time that will single-handedly manage the country's power grids.

This will allow utilities to transmit electricity to each other more easily.
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North Korea to restart nuclear complex

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea vowed Tuesday to restart all mothballed facilities at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, adding to tensions already raised by near daily warlike threats against the United States and South Korea.

The reactor was shut down in 2007 as part of international nuclear disarmament talks that have since stalled.

A spokesman for the General Department of Atomic Energy said that the facilities to be restarted are a graphite-moderated 5 megawatt reactor, which generates spent fuel rods laced with plutonium and is the core of the Yongbyon nuclear complex. The reactor, when fully running, is capable of churning out one atomic bomb worth of plutonium — the most common fuel in nuclear weapons — a year.
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More about the Arkansas accident...

Fatal accident at Arkansas Nuclear One leaves unit without offsite power

Around 07:50 on Easter Sunday morning, an accident at the Arkansas Nuclear Power Plant not only killed one worker and injured others it also left the Unit 1 reactor without offsite power.  Workers were using the Unit 1 turbine temporary lift device to move the Main Turbine Generator Stator, which weighs over 500 tons, out of the turbine building when it fell. The lift crane failed, dropping the load, which resulted in a crash which was heard by local residents miles from the site, and tripped the Unit 2 reactor. There was one known fatality and 4 known serious injuries to workers.

The event caused a loss of decay heat removal at Unit 1, which was restored some four minutes later. As the Unit 1 lost all off site power, the Emergency Diesel Generators were started and are supplying backup power.

At 10:33, over two and a half hours later, Unit 2 entered a Notification of Unusual Event due to damage in the 2A1 switchgear. Unit 2 entered hot standby mode with decay heat being removed via steam dumps to the atmosphere.
[link to enformable.com]

NOTIFICATION OF UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO A BREAKER EXPLOSION IN THE PROTECTED AREA
[link to www.nrc.gov]

Scroll down for pictures from the accident.
[link to www.stevemeadedesigns.com]
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[link to atomicpowerreview.blogspot.com]

NOTIFICATION OF UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO A BREAKER EXPLOSION IN THE PROTECTED AREA

"At 0750 [CDT] on 3/31/2013, during movement of the Unit 1 Main Turbine Generator Stator (~500 tons), the Unit 1 turbine temporary lift device failed. This caused a loss of all off site power on Unit 1. The ANO Unit 1 #1 and #2 EDG [Emergency Diesel Generator] have started and are supplying A-3 4160V switchgear and A-4 4160V switchgear. P-4A Service Water pump and P-4C Service Water pump has been verified running. Unit 1 has entered [procedures] 1202.007 - Degraded Power, 1203.028 - Loss of Decay Heat, and 1203.050 - Spent Fuel Emergencies. Unit 1 is in MODE 6.

"ANO-1 entered TS 3.8.2 A, 'One Required Offsite Circuit Inoperable'. All required actions are complete. The event caused a loss of decay heat removal on ANO Unit 1 which was restored in 3 minutes and 50 seconds.

"Unit 2 tripped and is in MODE 3. Emergency Feed Water was initiated on Unit 2 and Unit 2 was in [Technical Specification] 3.0.3 from 0817 [CDT] to 0848 [CDT] due to Emergency Feedwater. Unit 2 is being powered by off-site. Unit 2 Startup 3 [transformer] lock out at 0921 [CDT]. [Bus] 2A1 is on Start up 2 [transformer] and [bus] 2A3 is on #2 EDG.
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#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Ishikawa of JNTI Talks about Reactor Core Conditions
[link to ex-skf.blogspot.com]

[snip]

Now, Mr. Tetsunari Iida speaks, agreeing to Mr. Ishikawa's "war" analogy:

"I totally agree with Mr. Ishikawa's assessment of the plant, and that this is a war. The government simply orders TEPCO to "do it". But it is like the Imperial General Headquarters (大本営) on the eve of the Sea of Japan Naval Battle during the Russo-Japanese War [in 1905] ordering merchant ship TEPCO to attack [the imperial Russian navy].

"The government should appoint a commander. TEPCO has a limit as a private business. No one knows what to do. We have to seek the advice from the best and the brightest in the world."

Mr. Hasegawa of Chunichi Shinbun jumps in, and says "We took the numbers from the government like 30% core melt as true, and went from there. But then Mr. Ishikawa says it's a total melt."

Then, Kohei Otsuka, the Vice Minister of Health and Welfare and politician from the ruling party (DPJ), sitting right next to Mr. Ishikawa, butts in, and warns everyone:

"Since none of us knows for sure the condition of the reactor cores, we shouldn't speculate on a national TV."

Mr. Hasegawa overrides the politician, and says "The real problem is that what no one knows is presented to us every day as if it is a fact, like 30% core melt in the chart."




Now... where have I heard that before...?

Oh, yes..





It seems it is way past time for thinking outside the box. They should have the best and brightest minds on the planet working for a solution. I realize they need new technology, who knows...perhaps some geek in a basement will find the answers.
 Quoting: Southern OR

 Quoting: Waterbug


Lol, I'd love to take credit, but it really should be common sense.
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TEPCO Cites 6 Years For Total Property Loss

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Six Years For Total Loss On Fukushima Properties
TEPCO has admitted a time frame for total loss on property claims. In this NHK report they cite that after 6 years of non occupancy a house will be considered a total loss.
[link to www.simplyinfo.org]

So if they reclassify before the 6 year limit then they don't have to pay?
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Companies to exploit prenatal test loophole

Companies plan to launch prenatal test services that could uncover chromosomal abnormalities in fetuses simply by examining the blood of pregnant women, a move seen as creating a loophole in the guidelines set by a medical association, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

The prenatal test method is expected to start in the nation as early as next month as clinical research sanctioned under the guidelines of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG).

But only a limited number of medical institutions, which can conduct sufficient counseling to explain the genetic issues involved, will be allowed to use this new method.

Therefore, not all pregnant women who want to receive the prenatal diagnosis will be able to do so. The companies apparently intend to take advantage of the expected situation, according to sources.

Some experts see such a move as problematic because the test, which involves the issue of the fate of the child, is to be conducted commercially. It is likely to cause controversy and even invite calls for legal regulation, observers said.

Unlike the standard amniotic fluid test, in which a needle is inserted into a pregnant woman's abdomen, this prenatal diagnosis is simple and has little chance of causing a miscarriage.

According to a Tokyo company that has partnerships with overseas medical institutions in Guam and on the west coast of the United States, it expects a doctor to visit Japan to "see patients" in late April.

The blood of pregnant women will be taken at a clinic in Tokyo and sent to a testing company in the United States.
[link to webcache.googleusercontent.com]

Note: this a a google cache of an article from March 31st, looks like it may have been scrubbed already.
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Companies to exploit prenatal test loophole

Companies plan to launch prenatal test services that could uncover chromosomal abnormalities in fetuses simply by examining the blood of pregnant women, a move seen as creating a loophole in the guidelines set by a medical association, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

The prenatal test method is expected to start in the nation as early as next month as clinical research sanctioned under the guidelines of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG).

But only a limited number of medical institutions, which can conduct sufficient counseling to explain the genetic issues involved, will be allowed to use this new method.

Therefore, not all pregnant women who want to receive the prenatal diagnosis will be able to do so. The companies apparently intend to take advantage of the expected situation, according to sources.

Some experts see such a move as problematic because the test, which involves the issue of the fate of the child, is to be conducted commercially. It is likely to cause controversy and even invite calls for legal regulation, observers said.

Unlike the standard amniotic fluid test, in which a needle is inserted into a pregnant woman's abdomen, this prenatal diagnosis is simple and has little chance of causing a miscarriage.

According to a Tokyo company that has partnerships with overseas medical institutions in Guam and on the west coast of the United States, it expects a doctor to visit Japan to "see patients" in late April.

The blood of pregnant women will be taken at a clinic in Tokyo and sent to a testing company in the United States.
[link to webcache.googleusercontent.com]

Note: this a a google cache of an article from March 31st, looks like it may have been scrubbed already.
 Quoting: Southern OR


[snip]

Some experts see such a move as problematic because the test, which involves the issue of the fate of the child
, is to be conducted commercially. It is likely to cause controversy and even invite calls for legal regulation, observers said.

I see this as a direct attempt to hide DNA mutations in foetus..
They will attempt to abort any foetus with abnormality to protect the nuclear industry.

Pure evil.
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Nuclear board warns of Hanford tank explosion risk
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Underground tanks that hold a stew of toxic, radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site pose a possible risk of explosion, a nuclear safety board said in advance of confirmation hearings for the next leader of the Energy Department.

State and federal officials have long known that hydrogen gas could build up inside the tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, leading to an explosion that would release radioactive material. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board recommended additional monitoring and ventilation of the tanks last fall, and federal officials were working to develop a plan to implement the recommendation.
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Tecpo shows groundwater flowing from Fukushima reactors into ocean
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Sea water offshore Fukushima is warmer than the average of past 30 years by 2.5℃~
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Heh, now they can all play Angry Bird... lol...

Nuclear evacuees given tablet computers

A town near the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has introduced a system to provide information via tablet computers to all the evacuees who are living outside the town.

Naraha Town is designated as an area where public access is allowed only in the daytime. All of its 7,600 residents are now living in Tokyo and 32 prefectures, outside the town.

Under the new system, the local government will give tablet devices to all of the evacuees so they can see notices, as well as radiation levels and live footage from the area, from the town via the Internet.
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CP, this one is for you...

Exxon, BHP to build largest floating LNG plant

US-based Exxon Mobil and British-Australian BHP Billiton are joining forces to build the world's largest floating plant. The facility will produce liquefied natural gas off the coast of Australia.

The companies said on Tuesday they plan to drill the seabed for gas at a site 220 kilometers off Australia's northwest coast, starting in 2020.

The floating plant will be about half-a-kilometer long and will process the gas into liquefied natural gas, or LNG.
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Pentagon condemns N.Korea reactor announcement

The US Defense Department is criticizing North Korea for violating its international obligations by trying to restart a nuclear reactor.

Defense Department spokesman George Little on Tuesday referred to North Korea's recent announcement that it would restart a reactor at Nyongbyon that was disabled under a six-party agreement in 2007. The move suggests that North Korea plans to extract plutonium for nuclear weapons.
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Nuclear authority to require new inspections

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority plans to require new inspections by nuclear plant operators that want to operate reactors for more than 40 years.

A law enacted last June limits the life of Japanese nuclear reactors to 40 years, but says any reactor can continue operating for up to 20 more years with permission from the authority.

On Wednesday, the authority presented new requirements for such extensions. Plant operators will have to conduct ultrasonic checks of reactors' entire structures and closely examine the strength of concrete for reactor containment vessels.
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Ultimate BS...

Japan to set frequency limit for serious nuclear accidents

The Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday it plans to set a frequency limit for accidents resulting in large releases of radioactive substances of below one every million years per reactor.

The NRA has been discussing nuclear safety goals, saying it is important to be aware of the risks that will remain once planned measures are implemented, instead of reviving the nuclear "safety myth" that prevailed before the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi complex disaster.
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Westinghouse announces successful setting of AP1000 containment vessel top head at China's Haiyang Unit 1

Westinghouse Electric Company, its consortium team member CB and I, China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation Ltd. and Shandong Nuclear Power Company Ltd. of China Power Investment Corporation has announced the successful setting of the AP1000 containment vessel top head (CVTH) for the nuclear island of Unit 1 at the Haiyang site in China.

Placement of the CVTH, which weighs approximately 659 tons, was completed at 9:36 a.m., China Time, on March 29. It was manufactured by Shandong Nuclear Power Equipment Manufacturing Company Ltd. in China's Shandong province.
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Swiss supreme court stays closure of nuclear plant

The Swiss supreme court on Thursday ruled that the country's Muehleberg nuclear power plant can continue operating beyond the end of June, overturning a cut-off date for decommissioning.

The Federal Tribunal voided a 2012 decision by Switzerland's administrative court, which had said Muehleberg's operating authorisation should end on June 28 owing to technical deficiencies.
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Australia gives environmental approval to new uranium mine

Australia on Tuesday gave environmental approval for a new uranium mine in its resource-rich west, with 36 conditions to guard against negative impacts from radiation and other factors.

Environment Minister Tony Burke said he was giving the go-ahead for Toro Energy's Aus$269 million (US$281 million) Wiluna uranium project of two open pits and a processing plant, after a "rigorous environmental assessment".
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San Onofre Operator Requests to Restart Reactor

The operator of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, Southern California Edison, has submitted a draft request for a license amendment to restart the plant at 70 percent power this summer. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission meets this week to consider the request.

It’s the next step in the long-running saga of whether to restart the San Onofre nuclear power plant, which has been shut down for more than a year since a small radiation leak was detected in one of its new steam generators.

Rochelle Becker of the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility said ratepayers should oppose the idea of restarting at 70 percent power.

“When Edison originally applied to the new steam generators in 2004, their statements said the plant would only be cost effective if both units ran at 88 percent power,” she said, “so granting them a license to run at 70 percent power is not cost effective.”
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