One Image Proves That Both Louisiana Nuclear Power Stations Could Be Replaced By Rooftop Solar – Comment Deadline July 23rd, 11:59 pm ET (10:59 CDT)

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Comment Due Jul 23, 2018 11:59 PM ET (10:59 CDT) https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NRC-2017-0141. This is for comment on the US NRC’s Environmental Impact Statement for relicensing River Bend Nuclear Power Station near St. Francisville (and Baton Rouge) Louisiana from midnight August 29, 2025 to 2045. Include Docket ID NRC-2017-0141 in the subject line of your comment.

According to the US NRC, 14% of Louisiana’s electricity in 2015 came from nuclear power. There are two nuclear power stations in Louisiana – Waterford near New Orleans, and River Bend, near Baton Rouge. River Bend is smaller, apparently in dangerously bad condition, and has been offline a lot. Even if one is generous and assumes that 7% of Louisiana’s electricity is from River Bend, the chart below still clearly shows that it could be more than replaced by solar PV. In fact, both Waterford and River Bend could be replaced. Additionally, due to improvements in…

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ALERT! Plan for 2 new massive mines in the same (Texas Brine) underground deposit in Assumption Parish

The Advocate State: Proposed salt dome caverns exceed safety standards, too far from Bayou Corne sinkhole to pose risk

“Nearly six years after the catastrophic failure of a salt mine caused the Bayou Corne sinkhole, a company is planning two new massive mines in the same underground deposit in Assumption Parish.

The recently approved permit is the first for the Napoleonville Salt Dome since the Louisiana Office of Conservation halted new mining in the area and adopted safety regulations in reaction to the sinkhole disaster that attracted worldwide headlines, state officials said. . . . (more)

EPA Pruitt Quits

President announces resignation of Scott Pruitt

” . . . . Trump has stood behind Pruitt up until Thursday, as the latest controversies including trying to get his wife a $200,000-per-year job and having assistants pay for travel expenses. “The unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us,” Pruitt said in his resignation letter.”

Entergy-River Bend Nuclear Want To Move Reactor Cooling Core Injection Point From The Reactor Head Spray Nozzle; Remove Some Oversight From NRC – Comment By Thurs. 11.59 PM/Request Hearing By July 23rd

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Comments must be filed by June 21, 2018. A request for a hearing must be filed by July 23, 2018 https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NRC-2018-0096-0001 50 mile radius fallout zone for River Bend Nuclear Power Station.

Entergy wants to “relocate the reactor core isolation cooling (RCIC) piping injection point from the reactor vessel head spray nozzle to the feedwater line using the residual heat removal (RHR) shutdown cooling return line,” at River Bend Nuclear Power Station, near St. Francisville, Louisiana. Risk is not merely an academic question at River Bend Nuclear Power Station, as there have been loss of cooling near misses in recent years. This nuclear power station is up for relicensing, too.

The relicensing document simply states: “The vessel head spray function is no longer in use. The vessel vent and head spray nozzle is evaluated with the reactor vessel pressure boundary as a piping component…https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1715/ML17153A286.pdf

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Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico Grows – Over 6.5 thousand miles wide

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Gulf of Mexico hypoxic ‘dead zone’ forecasted to exceed 17 250 square km (6 660 square miles)

“The June 2018 forecast of the size of the hypoxic zone also known as the ‘dead zone’ in the northern Gulf of Mexico for late July 2018 is that it will cover 17 250 km (6,660 mi) of the bottom of the continental shelf off Louisiana and Texas. The 95% confidence interval is that it will be between 14 628 and 19 727 km (5 648 and 7 617 mi). While there are more than 500 dead zones around the world, the northern Gulf of Mexico dead zone is the second largest human-caused coastal hypoxic area in the world.

Hypoxia, or low oxygen, is an environmental phenomenon where the concentration of dissolved oxygen in the water column decreases to a level that can no longer support living aquatic organisms. . . (more)

 

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Getting Closer – Storm Approaching Gulf of Mexico – Heading to Alabama


http://www.myfoxhurricane.com/wrf_gulf_winds.html

Rip currents are in the news … so best to keep out of the water Dangerous rip currents build in Orange Beach, several swimmers rescued

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 WAFB – Storm Alberto maintains strength as it approaches Gulf Coast

It is heading for Alabama – Alberto Latest: Intensifying and Approaching the Coast