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Editorial: Nuke plant possible, but not in Easton

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In a Jan. 30 editorial, we were open to Rep. Chris Gibson’s idea of building a nuclear power plant somewhere along the Hudson River in his district, which stretches from Dutchess County in the south to Warren, Essex and Washington counties in the north. Gibson wants a plant primarily for the economic boost it would bring. For us, the main reasons would be that the country’s need for energy has gotten greater at the same ...

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rpandori
March 7, 2011
8:47 a.m.

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Everyone talks about ways to create energy. Why does it have to be nuclear? The Hudson and Mohawk rivers could supply hydro electric power with minimal impact to the environment. It may take a little longer to do, but the end results would be far better than creating another brown spot in this state. We need to stop adding to our already insurmountable pollution in this state. Nuclear plants produce nuclear waste. We are running out of places to put this waste in this country and I know that I don't need it in my back yard when there are other alternatives. Congressman Gibson take care of Mount Trashmore (Albany Landfill) in Albany there's an energy project waiting to happen!

robbump
March 7, 2011
10:23 a.m.

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Put a plant in Schenenectady/Rotterdam - on the GE property. It's in my backyard, and I welcome it.

grovestand57
March 7, 2011
8:53 p.m.

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The French have been processing waste for years. We are not allowed to process spent fuel rods in the US. Doing so would create more usable fuel as well as reducing the amount of waste in storage.

robbump
March 10, 2011
9:21 a.m.

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The French also use smaller, but standardized power plants. One of our (USA) problems is that we've always tended to try to build the biggest. Having only a few nuclear plants of various designs creates higher expenses for design, construction, training, and operation. Maybe it's time to emulate the French instead of castigating them ("Freedom fries", "Freedom Toast".. etc.)

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