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6 hours ago, Dleg said:

Boo!  (I wish I was there)

You're not in the Continental United States...isn't that close enough?

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My friend took this one of me, close enough?

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Ble_PE said: Why does Tapatalk suck so bad? I can't even find this thread on it. Maybe since I'm posting on here now I'll be able to see it and post some pics from my phone.

Their recent round of "updates" seems really bad.  I think some of their developers should create a discussion forum and actually use it for that to see what works and what doesn't.  Am I right @Ken PE 3.0?

Why would you think I would want any part of that??!?? lol

I hate tapatalk

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Bison. What was cool is that it just stepped out of the woods right as I took the picture

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What, not the giant python in the grass behind them??

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2 hours ago, Road Guy said:

Bison. What was cool is that it just stepped out of the woods right as I took the picture

bison photobomb

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the kids did notice it, it was really cool it just popped out of the woods like that, this was a hike we did in western Yellowstone was a long one, deep off of the pavement, didn't see a soul the entire time..

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When they built it, it was the largest dual unit commercial nuclear power plant on the planet.

It's now the largest dual unit nuclear power plant to be decommissioned.

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^Zion Station in Northern Illinois.

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55 minutes ago, Flyer_PE said:

^Zion Station in Northern Illinois.

Zion was larger than Exelon? :huh:

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At the time Zion was built, it was the highest output dual unit site in the world.  LaSalle, Byron, and

16 minutes ago, knight1fox3 said:

Zion was larger than Exelon? :huh:

At the time Zion was built, it was the highest output dual unit site in the world. It was one of the first 4-loop PWRs.  The earlier units were 2-loop like Point Beach with lower MWe output. LaSalle, Byron, and Braidwood were built later. 

Another interesting bit of trivia is that Zion was ininitally planned as a six unit site.  The other four units ended up being split between Byron and Braidwood stations.

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14 hours ago, SNAPE/SMOTT PE said:

This....I laughed watching them "flutter" behind the truck!

 

This would've been perfect with Toy Story toys.

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On 6/2/2016 at 8:22 PM, Flyer_PE said:

At the time Zion was built, it was the highest output dual unit site in the world.  LaSalle, Byron, and

At the time Zion was built, it was the highest output dual unit site in the world. It was one of the first 4-loop PWRs.  The earlier units were 2-loop like Point Beach with lower MWe output. LaSalle, Byron, and Braidwood were built later. 

Another interesting bit of trivia is that Zion was ininitally planned as a six unit site.  The other four units ended up being split between Byron and Braidwood stations.

So how is nuclear so expensive that without additional subsidies the clinton reactor will be closing next year?    seems like a bad business model if you are operating at a huge loss for years, but yet other survive.    

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58 minutes ago, snickerd3 said:

So how is nuclear so expensive that without additional subsidies the clinton reactor will be closing next year?    seems like a bad business model if you are operating at a huge loss for years, but yet other survive.    

The wholesale price of electricity is very low right now due to the abundance of natural gas.  The subsidies being applied to wind are also keeping it's cost artificially low.  These plants are now merchant plants which is a completly different financial world than existed when they were built.

Quad Cities is an older station that's going to need extensive retrofitting to continue long term operations.  It's been on the short list of plants to be shut down for quite a while.  Clinton is a single unit facility.  The support organization for a single unit plant isn't much smaller than that required for a multiple unit site so the cost per MWe is higher there than at the dual unit sites with similar output per unit (LaSalle, Byron, Braidwood).

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Flyer hit the nail on the head.

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