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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Walrus CANDU
> I would like to know, for one thing, how Webster came up with the idea
> that the cost overruns during /building/ of Darlington are linked to
> the wearing out of its components.
> By the time they were completed in 1993, the four reactors built
> at Darlington, east of Toronto, had jumped in cost from a
> projected $2.5 billion to $14.4 billion. While *some of the cost
> overruns could be blamed on* political interference, the candus
> were also plagued by severe technical problems largely related to
> their complex pressure *systems, which were wearing out* far
> earlier than expected.
> Soooo.... does that mean that the price tag of the car I bought six
> years ago will change retroactively, depending on how fast it wears
> out ???
What he could have said is that even at a cost of 14.4 billion, the
resulting electricity was reasonably cheap.
Randal Leavitt ---------- gnupg public key: bbbad04d