While everyone else is talking about the health care summit today I thought I'd bring up a little known story from today's WSJ about the State Senate of Vermont refusing to extend the license of their nuclear facility. Apparently there may be a leak in a pipe and some chemical may come close to their water supply.
This strikes me as a little odd since their power usage must be fairly low and they can't have too many electrical facilities from which to buy power. Taking that entire plant off line would seem to present another problem Why can't they just fix the leak, if there really is one and if it truly is dangerous.
I guess I wouldn't be surprised to hear that Howard Dean had something to do with the State Senate/government being in that position and could stop any action on the part of the facility. It will be interesting to watch especially in view of Obama now supporting nuclear power.
It started me thinking that we've already paid for the Consumers Midland nuclear plant or however much of it was finished before they pulled the plug. Can't help wondering if it was put in mothballs or bulldozed. I'm thinking someone should be investigating the status of that thing and see if we can't get it going. Seems to me the permits should be or could be updated--
Maybe there's a silver lining in there somewhere--
ps-I worked in the kitchen with the little TV on today and heard the Prez have to backtrack on a couple of his statements. And more than one person wondered why this kind of discussion hadn't taken place a long time ago. Also, when he ragged on John McCain and pointed out that the election was over I couldn't believe my ears. He has been in election mode since way before his own primary and general, non-stop. Who is he trying to kid?