11513Re: [hreg] Upcoming Public Hearing on South Texas Project license extension
- Jan 14, 2013Well, that will take a while to read--but, looking through it, I really do want to take a crack at the water aspects. Thank you.
And yes, I will definitely send comments.
On Monday, January 14, 2013, SusanD <texasblessings@...> wrote:
> That'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
Texas Drought Project
16306 Buena Tierra
San Antonio, Texas 78232
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