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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Re:CBC Bias
From: Andrew Daley [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 1:25 PM
Subject: In-depth: nuclear
I would like to point out a few errors in your story at the link above.
First, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words yet the picture
that accompanies this story is completely erroneous.
This picture does not depict a Canadian Nuclear Power Plant. None of
Canada's NPP's use the cooling tower design. Despite the fact that all
that comes out of the tower is steam (water) they are often
misinterpreted as belching smoke. If you showed a Canadian Nuclear
Plant this misinterpretation would not occur.
Secondly this is possibly not a picture of ANY nuclear power plant.
Although I would not be able to say for sure it appears that tehre are
at least two large smokestacks (tall and skinny) that are characteristic
of coal or oil fired plants.
Nuclear does not burn fossil fuel and thus
has no requirement for these types of stacks.
Cooling towers are often used as a symbol of nuclear power but this is
not true in itself....in fact even at nuclear plants the towers are
connected only to the non-nuclear (or conventional) side of the station.
The operate on the same principle as many fossil plants worldwide (as
seems to be shown in your picture).
For pictures of an actual Canadian nuclear plant may I suggest:
One final note...OPG operates the Darlington and Pickering stations...
it owns the Bruce site but leases the operation of that facility to
Bruce Power, a private company.
Radik Ixanov <email@example.com> wrote:
In CBC picture, the plant is NOT nuclear power plant.
It is clearly visible in enlarged picture that fume
coming out from Vent stacks... It is impossible in
PWRs, those are for gases (of course they are filtered
before), and they are NOT visible.
Hence, this is a coal or gas fired power plant.
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