Hot nukes – The thermal plume from Indian Point and Lovett power plants in
this infra-red image taken in 1998 by scientists from GER/SpectroTech, Inc.
The reds indicate discharge temperatures from 1-8 degrees hotter than ambient river
water, and the yellows go up to 14.5 degrees hotter. One scientist noted that
the plume appeared to be devoid of life.

 

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This Week’s Featured Interview:

Hot Nukes & Global WarmingSusan Hito Shapiro (aka Susan Hillary) is a New York State attorney whose practice focuses on environmental water protection and land use in the Hudson Valley.  She was co-counsel on the groundbreaking litigation against Indian Point’s violation of the Clean Water Act for thermal and radiation pollution of the Hudson River; and against the NRC for reducing fire safety standards at Indian Point from 3 hours to 24 minutes. She laid the legal groundwork opposing re-licensing of Indian Point; participated in the Presidential Blue Ribbon Commission on Nuclear Waste; and represented nuclear whistle blowers.  We spoke on Friday, October 16, 2020.

 

Charts Referred to During Interview:

Hot Nukes & Global Warming – Compare these charts to consider how heat from all things nuclear parallels the decades-long increase in global warming/climate change: 

 

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness:)

Japanese journalists and/or their editors continue to semantically erase Fukushima’s nuclear triple meltdown disaster from any reference to NE Japan’s attempts at recovery.  Nuke-washing in preparation for the Olympics?  

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