Friday, June 22, 2007

Bush's Superiorly Inferior Energy Plan centers around Accident prone nuclear power plant Boondoggle!

I found it very troubling listening to Bush's inept inadequate, anemic energy proposals and then listen to the idiot say how superior they are to Democratic proposals. As I say often, I am sick of him touting obviously inadequate proposals and then bragging about it and getting away with it. We always pay the price and you will may agree but will see that this will be pricey and no exception.
Thursday Bush was at one of the most expensive accident prone nuclear power plants in the country touting the superiority of his plan over the Democrats plan and after reading the comparison and learning more about the Browns Ferry Power Plant he was bragging about and using to highlight his "great" plan I was stunned again.
First though as usual I am continuously disappointed that there is not a focus on a real viable and "Green" energy alternative such as hydrogen but not surprised. I am disappointed that nothing is being said about the fact that refineries are purposely keeping their function the bottle neck in order to keep prices artificially inflated in a time when per Barrel prices are going down.
I refuse to believe that if this President especially wanted a new refinery built that it wouldn't get done. That said!
Power plants are important but so is fuel. I found that the last refinery was built in 1976. even more troubling than that is the fact that there is a small refinery in Utah that is not even being used. Gee, what a coincidence.
With an obvious bottleneck produced by the industry for their gain I am dumbfounded that Bush's advisers have recommended a veto of the energy bill if it contains a provision that would make oil industry price gouging a federal crime. They say targeting ``unconscionably excessive'' prices for petroleum products amounts to price regulation and could lead to supply shortages. I am so sick of this no oversight, no control abuse of the people and our America.
Price regulation, bull, but maybe it is needed. As for shortages, supplies are purposely controlled by refinery limitations to keep the prices up. We are being controlled for their gain and Bush does not want it to end. I found the differences Bush was making between his proposal and that of Democrats to be worthless nitpicking.
The centerpiece of Bush's energy proposal is nuclear power and he chose to highlight it at Browns Ferry nuclear power plant. he is pushing expanding nuclear power that has stalled since the 1979 partial meltdown at 3 mile Island. Bush called it energy that is abundant, affordable, safe and clean. I don't know about that but I decided to look into the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant he made his speech at and was touting as a great example of success.
Instant red alert! I hate that he will point out the good parts of something but leaves you in the dark as to the real picture as he knows how bad it is. I just can't stand this and it is all day every day. Bush came to the plant that is home to the first U.S. nuclear reactor to go online in more than 20 years. Browns Ferry's Unit 1 reactor began producing power again last month after being shut down for safety reasons in 1985. Its other two reactors returned to service in the 1990s.
The reactor was shut down two days later after its restart when a leaky pipe burst and spilled non-radioactive fluid. Such problems prompted Greenpeace to call Browns Ferry ``a strange poster child for a nuclear future.'' Hearing that it was the first to go on line in 20 years I thought okay that's cool I guess. Then I see it had to shut down two days when a leaky pipe burst.,,-6726656,00.html
I can see pushing nuclear power here and around the world would leave us and a few other countries to control the countries of the world as we control the supposed future power industry. I don't know what you think of Greenpeace but when I learned the following about this safe, clean, cheap source Bush was bragging about I was stunned and most certainly agree with them.
When it was built, Browns Ferry-1 was the largest and supposedly safest reactor in the country. However it turned out to be a classic example of how the nuclear industry often fails to meet expectations. The place was accident prone from the beginning. Its main claim to fame is the major accident on 22 March 1975 in which a meltdown was narrowly avoided and which caused US$100 million damage Hmm, safe and cheap yeah!
Further incidents followed. During an attempt to shut down reactor 3 on 28 June 1980, nearly half the control rods failed to insert, and three attempts were needed to shut down the reactor. There were also several leaks of radioactive cooling water (3, 4), including one that contaminated the Tennessee River in January 1983. There was years of restarting and shutting down various reactors.
Even then, Browns Ferry's problems were not over. There were multiple problems with the core shrouds cracking due to the steel that was used. The restart alone of unit 1 is expected to take five years and cost around $1.8 billion. This exceeds by more than $100 million the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s highest cost estimate for building a new reactor.
Now you have to ask what is Bush's motivation here. The TVA already bankrupt doesn't know where they will get the money. This is the success Bush is pointing to? This is the future he wants for us? Safe and economical? Oh yeah small oversight, no blueprints. No Blueprints! How the hell do you lose the blueprints to a nuclear power plant?
I am sick of this selfish agenda lying crap, what is happening? We have to start making a difference. America can not take much more of the daily obvious abuse and misuse and succeed into the future!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Larry said...

I couldn't agree more. Any oilman is against evironmental controls, and any oilman is against alternate fuels.

Our nuclear plants lie vulnerable to attack and nothing is done.

At least any oilman trying to control the world by overtaking mideast oil supplies.

an average patriot said...

Right on Larry!
His search for alternative sources is a farce except for in nuclear energy where he feels France and the U.S. can corner the market on the future if they control nuclear replenishment and nuclear technological advances. Feel free to stay in touch!

Larry said...

Thanks for visiting Lydia Cornell's blog and leaving your comment.

I just discovered this site today and will make it a regular part of my blogging.

an average patriot said...

I find Lydia's Blog very interesting. I was just there again trying to find you. Is Larry Lydia? I just had a very interesting young lady comment on my sight.
She got my name here so thanks.Always looking for new people to educate as to the truth of what is happening today, why, and the dire consequences if this continues unabated.

Larry said...

I write articles for Lydia's blog. Lydia writes most of them and I write when she is busy.

Lydia will be back on more very soon, she has been busy with another project.

Lydia will be having a new website and blog forthcoming, and blogger and all its troubles will be a thing of the past.

an average patriot said...

Okay, I understand.
As I have been saying. I have written numerous articles and will not stop trying to wake people up but I believe it is now too late and Bush and Cheney will not be stopped in their endeavor for new world order.
They will beat Congress to the punch and attack Iran as was only one of their original goals when they diverted from the so called war on terror to attack Iraq and get American boots in the middle east.
Regardless, no one can stop what Bush started when he diverted from the so called war on terror to attack Iraq to start to implement his new middle east order.
Failure was a given from the start and no one can stop this breakdown now. This is still just getting started and will get a hell of a lot worse and spread throughout the entire middle east. Then it gets worse!
Bush will also go against his own party then he can say to Iraq I told you I wouldn't abandon you and I didn't. After we leave he will also stupidly insist that if we had stayed we would have won but no way in hell!
He had a plan from the beginning and no one is going to alter its end now!
From 9/11 he has been following a plan. Fighting terrorism was not it. It was just the reason he needed to attack Iraq and start to implement his new middle east and world order.
As you may remember, Bush was looking for something to happen that would put the country and the world behind what he already had plans to do and it wasn't fighting terrorism as he wanted you to think. 9/11 gave him that something. He has been lying and misleading right from the beginning.
He had plans right from the beginning to establish a new middle east order.
He used the excuse of 9/11 to attack Iraq and unsettle the middle east guaranteeing the loss of Afghanistan, Iraq, and the entire middle east. If fighting terrorism was his goal he would have stayed in Afghanistan or gone after Saudi Arabia or Pakistan. He lied to our troops and us from the beginning. Nothing and no one can stop this now. It is beyond anyone's control and it will get a lot worse.
He did this so he could further his idea of a new middle east order. Of course lying all the while and whipping up as much support and frenzy as he could in the media and minds he controls until he can fully implement his plans. However they were doomed to fail from conception!
At this point it behooves him to continue to ignore reality and continue to whip up a frenzy so he can continue staying the course in order to further prosecute his new middle east order. However it has already failed and no one can turn it around.
We are all shamelessly being used so Bush can follow his plan for new order and he will not be denied. I wrote this 3 years ago but it is more obvious today. Let me know what you think? I won't get any deeper but it gets worse from here.