Monday, January 25, 2010

If only they'd gone nuke a few years ago...

A minor scrub fire takes out Orklund's power supply. Of all farms for the power to fail on, it had to be this one.
High-voltage power lines fell onto trees near Tamihere, about 9km southeast of Hamilton, causing a scrub fire and power outage at around 3pm, a spokesperson for northern fire communications

Armed police were needed to help Transpower gain access to power lines over a Waikato farm after the landowner refused to let the company fix a major power fault this afternoon

If only they'd gone nuke a 50 years ago.
1000MW: In the 1960s the Government toyed with the idea of a nuclear power station in the Kaipara

The plans were well advanced for a nuke station on the shores of the Kaipara. But the ferally rabid tree huggers opted for a nuclear free Devonport.

Now two decades on, those in JafaLand are paying the price.
Auckland Mayor John Banks said the power cuts being experienced across Auckland were the result of "reckless management" by Transpower

You can almost smell the uranium on his breath.


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I believe the main reason the nuclear power station was scrapped was the discovery of the Maui gas field. With the only practical use for the gas being electricity generation there was no demand for both this power and that from a nuclear station. It was long before the anti-nuclear movement which only came to the fore in the 1980s.