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March 7, 2011 Poll Results

Would you welcome a nuclear power plant in the Capital Region?

Yes, anywhere is fine 47% 201 votes
Yes, but not in my neighborhood. Only in a location that makes sense 21% 90 votes
No, I don't trust the safety of nuclear plants 31% 132 votes
Total: 423 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


March 7, 2011
1:49 p.m.

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If Chris Gibson is so hot on nuclear energy, why doesn't he build a plant in Kinderhook, his home town, rather than Easton?

March 8, 2011
6:17 a.m.

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There are a lot of great places around here for a nuclear plant. Schenectady could use one; think of the jobs and influx of people. I live in Schenectady and I would not mind having a plant right here. Also there are depressed communities that could use it, such as Canajoharie.

March 8, 2011
8:48 a.m.

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Right on the ALCO site! You couldn't have a better spot.... Oh that's right.. there is a select few that are going to make money on that property already..Condos..for all the jobs we have here already..we don't have enough property available in the city already rotting away and empty.They can't tear down burned out building...but they can build condos on property that needs major cleanup..A nuclear power plant on property that already has a small nuclear power plant on it makes no sense at all..You don't even need an okay for permits when you already have an operating system in place...Why do something that will benefit everyone when a load of money can be made by a select few...The American Way of Today! At least that is the way I see it.

March 9, 2011
8:36 a.m.

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There's lots of unused industrial land at G.E. And as a Rotterdam resident, I'd welcome a nuke plant - especially w/ GE straddling both our town and the City of Schenectady. I agree with SchenectadyScott on the senselessness of converting industrial property to residential.

March 11, 2011
11:02 a.m.

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The technology is improving all the time. It's no less safe than mining for coal, drilling for oil, dams failing....

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