Most of us sleep comfortably without the hassles of brightly burning toxic gas plumes in our back yards. What about the rest of us? Tell us in six words about your relationship with your power provider.
Sunday night, the Delaware City Refinery provoked a heated response from officials in Salem County, N.J., after loudly and dramatically burning off about 1,600 pounds of toxic gases. A power failure had caused several production units to shut down, directing gases to the oil refinery’s incinerator towers.
The incident is under investigation.
Meanwhile, Carolyn Beeler reports that an environmental group is trying to delay the re-licensing of the Limerick, Pa., nuclear power plant. The Natural Resources Defense Council is calling for a safety analysis from which Excelon, the owner of the plant, claims it is exempt.
Both locations may be safe and secure, but those who have the privilege of not living near a potential disaster zone might feel some relief.
Sum up in six words your thoughts on your proximity to energy producers.
The gentle glow of oil refineries.
Far away, and the energy’s cheap.