- Dec 28, 2014
This is horrible for the planet ! Who allows this plant to be built ? This plant produces more chemical waste than probably all cars in country COMBINED .
When they find a huge natural gas supply on the island they can pipe it and convert the plant (not likely). They could burn fuel oil like they do in Puerto Rico but it's not good either and more expensive and more prone to facility fires.This is horrible for the planet ! Who allows this plant to be built ? This plant produces more chemical waste than probably all cars in country COMBINED .
Yes it's not an easy issue to solve but the world needs to move away from coal. Methylmercury pollution in the environment throughout the world is primarily from burning coal for power generation. Many people that consume large amounts of fish such as mahi mahi, tuna, sea bass, grouper, etc (those fish high on the food chain) all have elevated levels of methylmercury in their bodies. It tends not to be an issue for adults as their nervous systems are fully developed but it's a really bad idea for children to consume fish that are high on the food chain due to the biogmagnification of methylmercury in their tissues. If you're going to eat fish, sardines are a good choice.The people need electricity. What is the alternative? Use what we have or be in the dark.