Sunday, August 16, 2020

Pickering Nuclear Power Plant - Death by a Thousand Extensions

 News Release

Ontario Supports Plan to Safely Extend the Life of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

Updated schedule keeps high quality jobs in Durham region longer

August 14, 2020 11:00 A.M.Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

PICKERING - The Ontario government is supporting a plan by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to safely extend the life of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. The updated schedule will provide electricity consumers with emission-free, low-cost energy and allow 4,500 high-quality jobs to remain in Durham region longer.

Under its proposed plan, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will keep Pickering's units 1 and 4 operating until the end of 2024 and units 5 to 8 operating until the end of 2025, allowing for the safe, sequential shutdown of all units while maximizing the economic benefits of the generation station in the community.

Yeah, extended again and again.  I had hoped it would go, since it is a "Seismic Death Trap", but we have so many of these, why bother?  It will be extended again and again, since Darlington won't work.  They know this and it's probably why we have this announcement.

I'm not saying anything against these horribly powerful people.  If the media sucks up any new climate extrapolation, then they love this PR department.  They are the best.  

I've written a reasonable scenario where we have our M7 Hamilton earthquake.  All the condo buildings will crack and tilt, but this thing goes up in radioactive smoke.  I call that one in a thousand per year.  Nobody worries about it, since climate change will kill us all.  :)  Keep on covid-partying!

**the preceding has been satire.  Don't believe it if it gets you mad.  Don't kill me!

ps.  Dear PR Department:  I only have 10 readers, and they are the type 'who have a grasp of basic physics'.  Ignore me.

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