Ex-TVA head blasts plans for nuke plants
By: Dave Flessner
Former TVA Chairman S. David Freeman returned to his native
the concern over global warming has provided an opening where the nuclear
industry has risen up from the dead,” Mr. Freeman told reporters during a news
conference “There’s a whole new
generation that didn’t live through the first nuclear era and frankly the
industry is touting much more success than their record would support. The only
thing new is the history we’ve forgotten.”…………………. As a TVA
director from 1977 to 1984, Mr. Freeman voted to scrap many of the 17 reactors
the federal utility planned to build as part of the nation’s most ambitious
nuclear power program. Ultimately, only six of those reactors were finished and
most of TVA’s $25 billion debt stems from the cost of their
can you imagine what TVA’S debt would be in $Billions had they proceeded with
his book, "Winning our Energy Independence.
book is available at my favored used books site Alibris books for under
$10.00. Anyone wishing a copy let me know.or order it yourself at
generally do not report on accidents and malfunctions at various plants, there
are too many. (reported by the NRC) What does however needs to stop are the
delays in reporting of releases, the hiding of information and the constant
downplaying of the “incident”. (NRC does not know how to spell
“accident”) (anyone wishing these reports I would be
glad to forward)
Electrical Company Hid Info on Krsko
Croatian Electrical Company held back information about a malfunction at the
Krsko nuclear power plant for 3 hours.
CROATIA – Zagreb media have slammed the Croatian government because Croatia
was the last to learn about what was going on at the Krsko nuclear power plant
which is located in Slovenia, as well as what kind of malfunction it was.
the fact that a quarter of Croatian citizens live in and around Zagreb, the
Croatian Electrical Company (HEP) held back information that there had been a
malfunction at the plant for more than three hours, The Earth Times reported.
expert Pavle Kalinic said that he had been informed about the problem at the
plant by friends in
to Croatian media,
nuclear power plant director Stane Rozman told a Slovene radio this morning that
the malfunction was not unusual for a nuclear power plant of this type and that
shutting the plant down was usual practice.