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Re: [Shop-talk] living near a power plant

To: Ron Horwitz <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] living near a power plant
From: Eric Murray <>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 19:02:16 -0700
On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 12:47:46PM -0700, Ron Horwitz wrote:
> I found a house that I like (garage is 28 x 21, it may have bedrooms and a 
>kitchen), but it is within sight of the stack from the local oil fired steam 
>plant.  From MS Streets, I would estimate one mile straight line.  Now, I'm a 
>fan of electricity and conceptually this doesn't bother me, but I feel the 
>need to be informed.  When I look at the environmental release form, it puts 
>out 2000lb lead, 30k lb vandium, 50k lb nickel, 66k lb hydrochloric acid and 
>450k lb sulfuric acid per year.  I still don't feel informed.  Does anyone 
>have practical experience or know of a reference related to living near a 
>power plant?

#1: which way does the prevailing wind blow?

You should be able to look up climate data for the area
which shows the distribution of wind directions and speeds.

It might be in the EIR.

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