11511Re: Upcoming Public Hearing on South Texas Project license extension
- Jan 14, 2013That'd be great Alyssa. Here's a link to the NRC document we're discussing. Its voluminous, but the contact info is on page 4:
Thanks a million,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Alyssa Burgin wrote:
> I have a speaking engagement in the Coastal Bend that day, and probably
> cannot physically make it to the hearing itself, but I will certainly be
> happy to send in comments via email. I am particularly distressed at the
> timing on this--after all, parts wear out, and the project is old, and we
> don't really have the full story on the fire, as far as I am concerned.
> But of course, my primary concern remains water use. No matter what goodies
> the current Ritter proposal in the Lege brings to the state in the form of
> more evaporative ponds, i.e., reservoirs, it isn't going to do anything to
> fill up the reservoirs we have, like the Highland Lakes, in perpetuity.
> Alyssa Burgin
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 1:04 PM, SusanD wrote:
> > The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be hosting two sessions of public
> > hearings on the proposed Environmental Impact Statement this coming
> > Tuesday, January 15th, with comments being accepted in person at the time
> > or via mail or e-mail into February. The two nuclear reactors near Bay
> > City went online in 1987 and 1988, respectively, and were originally
> > licensed to run for 40 years. The application for license extensions,
> > filed by STP in 2010, comes a full 18 years before the curent license
> > expires and would extend plant production into 2047 and 2048.
> > It seesm ridiculous to me that the Commission is considering the plant's
> > request so early and especially in light of the ever-higher demand on the
> > water in the Colorado River as well as ground water resources. STP uses
> > more water than any other entity in our area. They have pulled as much as
> > 50% of the flow out of the river and are entitled to I believe 1.2 million
> > gallons of groundwater per day while our farmers are being denied water to
> > irrigate food crops. They haev also refused to acknowledge the rise of
> > renewables.
> > Very few local people besides myself are willing to speak out against the
> > plant or to express concerns and have officials address them. If any of
> > you have any interest in following developments or participating in the
> > process, please contact me.
> > There was a huge fire at the main transformer that exits Unit 2 earlier
> > this week, crippling the unit and bringing it off line for an undetermined
> > length of time. The back up diesel generators fired up and, thankfully,
> > functioned properly to cool the plant.
> > Thank you,
> > Susan Dancer
> > ------------------------------------
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> *Alyssa Burgin
> Executive Director
> Texas Drought Project
> 16306 Buena Tierra
> San Antonio, Texas 78232
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