Monday, August 16, 2010

Who built that?

The state also points out that if Indian Point’s owner had been serious about protecting the environment and obeying the law, it would have started on the cooling towers 30 years ago.

Hmm, who built Indian Point?

The plant is owned and operated by Entergy Nuclear Northeast, a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, and includes two operating Westinghouse pressurized water reactors – designated Indian Point 2 and Indian Point 3 – which Entergy bought from Consolidated Edison and the New York Power Authority respectively.

NYPA is more or less the State of New York. So is New York arguing that it should be taking the law seriously itself? Or maybe they're yelling at Con Ed? The third possibility is, of course, that Entergy should have started on the cooling towers twenty years before they purchased the plant from Con Ed and New York.

Either way, it's good to be a sovereign entity. Sell your junk to a private company and then sue them for owning it. Life gets no better.

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