Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Online Poll: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Needs Your Help

From time to time, we see newspapers run online polls to pulse the public mood about nuclear power plants (stories about our plants tend to generate a lot of click-throughs and online media naturally tries to take advantage of that).  With that in mind, it's not a big surprise that the Cape Cod Times is running a poll concerning the future of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station owned by Entergy.

The poll (pictured to the left) is embedded on the newspaper's local news section in the middle of the page. Just click the link and scroll about half-way down the page and you'll find it embedded slightly off center to the right. When you get there, let the editors know that you support clean, safe and reliable nuclear energy.


Anonymous said...

From the story, it sounds like everything worked as it should. I don't understand why the anti-nuke kooks insist on hammering the industry when things function as designed. When they don't work as designed is cause for concern. The nuclear industry is the only one I know of that gets hammered when things work properly.

Anonymous said...

"when things work properly."

I'm not saying there's necessarily a safety issue involved. However, shutting a large baseload plant twice in a few weeks, when it's supposed to run continuously for 18-24 months, is stretching the definition of "things working properly."

Anonymous said...

I was referring to safety issues. If something fails that requires shutdown, the shutdown systems should work, and they did in this case.

As far as operational issues go, they'll have to do some checking and study, but the first priority of assurring public safety was not compromised.

As far as complaining about the unavailability of installed capacity, save it for the 20-25% capacity factors of the unreliables. You know, they of the "must take" provisions?