September 27th, 2016
I’ve been concerned. I’ve been anxious. But much less so after last night’s “debate.” The good news about this election is that, as with all elections, the voting booth is private, and people can vote and there’s no need to report. My hope is that those undecided, and those supporting Drumpf, will consider last night’s “debate” and how unqualified is, that he is crass and flighty, blustery without substance, arrogant, unprepared and ill-advised. How many times did he say “I didn’t say that” when it’s documented that he did, over and over?
This isn’t about Hillary. I’m no fan. That’s public information. But I am assuredly against Drumpf and the view of “great” America he is pushing. It’s antihetical to all I’ve been working for, to my values, to the values and laws of this country, against the most fundamental tenets of Christianity, all those things that are, or should be, the determining factor in our votes. Things like the Constitution. I mean really, he touts “stop & frisk” when it’s been declared unconstitutional? And doesn’t cop to it when challenged? No, this guy has no business being President. Not on my watch.
And yes, after Feelin’ the Bern, this has been a horrible election season. I don’t want to think about it, yet am drawn to the train wreck. The prospect of voting for Clinton turns my stomach, there are so many reasons, and it’s disturbing that the Dems do not want to acknowledge the legitimacy of issues many of us have with Clinton, preferring shaming as an election strategy (just STOP it!). That makes the prospect of voting for Clinton even worse.
Meanwhile, people I know, though not many, are supporting Drumpf. I’ve been easy on them, really! Holding back… Just minor interjections now and then, a little reality therapy a la Glasser.
This debate, though, and Drumpf’s performance and lack thereof, to me means that it will be pretty hard to justify a vote for him. OH… MY… DOG!
And the coverage of this “debate” is so weird:
That people need to look up words like “stamina” and “temperament” is appalling. Yes, “cavalier” is more than a Chevy… and how about “caprice,” capisce?
September 22nd, 2016
Flooding all over southern Minnesota, well, from north of the Metro down to the border, Iowa’s a mess too.
The DOT’s road closure site is overwhelmed…
In Wisconsin, a BNSF train derailed and diesel fuel is leaking into the river:
The Cannon River is roaring, this VIDEO from Tracy Davis.
Street flooding in Fridley Wednesday evening (Photo: Jeremy King via Facebook)
September 18th, 2016
Here’s to preservation, download quick to have this bit of history:
|WRAO Report on Transmission System Reinforcement in Wisconsin||File Size||Document|
|Letter of Transmittal to PSCW||22.8KB||PDF: 1 page|
|Report (without attachments)||256KB||PDF: 33 pages|
|Attachment A1 – WIREs Phase II Study Report||391KB||PDF: 79 pages|
|Attachment A2 – WIREs Phase II Study Report (AppendixB)||2,181KB||PDF: 100 pages|
|Attachment B – Environmental Review of Phase II WIRE Study for the WRAO
Study area map (summary_map.jpg)
|Attachment C – Wisconsin’s Electric Transmission Interconnection Capacity Requirements||120KB||PDF: 15 pages|
|Attachment D – White Paper on the Requirement for Geographic Diversity in Transmission Line Route Selection for System Reliability||5,910KB||PDF: 41 pages|
|Attachement E – Stakeholder Comments||188KB||PDF: 70 pages|
September 17th, 2016
There’s a NRC meeting on Tuesday about the “License Termination Plan” coming up:
6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront
500 Front St. South, La Crosse, WI
Now think about it… why tear down what’s left of the Genoa plant? So asks George Nygaard! Shouldn’t this be a historical site?
My father worked on the conventional side of the Elk River Allis nuclear plant, a demonstration project way back when. That was decommissioned back in the early 70s and is now a garbage burner. When the demonstration project was completed, and they tried to sell it, no local utility wanted it! Good call! Genoa was another matter, and Dairyland bought it for $1. Still not a great deal, because here we are now spending millions on decommissioning. How much? See below… they’re not telling.
Here’s the NRC page, with zero links:
Where’s the info on this? Here’s the press release, does it say why are we having a meeting?
Well, it looks like it’s to discuss the “License Termination Plan” according to their notice. But what’s to comment on? Why is there no link? After much digging, FOUND IT! From the NRC’s page:
La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor, License Amendment Request for the License Termination Plan.
Accession Number: ML16200A095
Date Released: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
- ML16200A083 – La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor, License Amendment Request for the License Termination Plan. (39 page(s), 7/27/2016)
- ML16200A085 – La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor License Termination Plan – Chapter 1 – General Information, Rev 0. (19 page(s), 6/27/2016)
- ML16200A086 – La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor License Termination Plan – Chapter 2 – Site Characterization, Rev. 0. (83 page(s), 6/27/2016)
- ML16200A087 – La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor License Termination Plan – Chapter 3 – Identification Of Remaining Site Dismantlement Activities, Rev. 0. (24 page(s), 6/27/2016)
- ML16200A088 – La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor License Termination Plan – Chapter 4 – Remediation Plan, Rev. 0. (31 page(s), 6/27/2016)
- ML16200A089 – La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor License Termination Plan – Chapter 5 – Final Radiation Survey Plan, Rev. 0. (74 page(s), 6/27/2016)
- ML16200A093 – La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor License Termination Plan – Chapter 6 – Compliance With The Radiological Criteria For License Termination, Rev. 0. (114 page(s), 6/27/2016)
- ML16200A091 – La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor License Termination Plan – Chapter 8, – Supplement To The Environmental Report, Rev 0. (37 page(s), 6/27/2016)
- ML16200A090 – La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor License Termination Plan – Chapter 7, Redacted – Update Of The Site-Specific Decommissioning Costs, Rev. 0. (14 page(s), 6/27/2016)
Look at this — how do we comment on redactions?
Some other docs:
September 16th, 2016
Gas leaking in Alabama…
Here’s where to find updates from the pipeline company:
It’s a long, long pipeline:
Note the focus here in the STrib report, on price, not the mess:
But that’s how it is everywhere:
Even though admittedly the pipeline is not “fixed” as of this writing:
It’s owned by Colonial Pipeline, which is owned by ???
And it’s the BIGGEST gas pipeline?
Here’s an interesting post about Alabama natural gas pipeline explosions and permitting adventures: