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Old 07-18-2011
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Are police checks getting TOO intrusive?

Some sailor and stinkpotters along the Hudson River think so.

So they held the "Freedom to Go Boating Rally" yesterday near Croton Point. Reasons they give are summarized in a news story here. Rally was held; don't know what it proved; mebbe something.

Don't get over to the Hudson much. When I do, I see a (relatively) large police presence....mostly as a reaction to the constant fearmongering over the nuke power station at Indian River, IMHO. Guess the cops get bored and feel the need to converse with others on the water.
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I did not hear about this one.
Since we mostly race off Nyack by the Tappan Zee on Wednesdays we have not been boarded once. Our weekend trips are usually local as well.
One trip up the river past Indian Point we made sure to respect the buoys that demarcate the 'no-go' zone around the plant. Why they built it here in the first place is beyond me. Folks who keep boats in Haverstraw or Croton are much closer to 'the plant'.
That said, I've gotten quite close to Sing-Sing (the prison in Ossining, up the river) by boat without raising any eyebrows. The prison guards are probably bored and may not mind our passing fairly close. I'm sure we'd get a different reception if we tried to dock at their facility though.
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Indian Point...sigh.

Reddy Kilowatt has been in hiding for forty or fifty years now.

Given the magnitude of the problems in Japan now, I wonder, if there's a one in a billion chance of a problem of any kind at Indian Point, what that's worth against the price of evacuating the entire metropolitan NYC area (population 20 million) for fifty years or so?

Official studies dealing with the subject of potential nuclear contamination (i.e. a dirty bomb) in Manhattan raise the official position that it might very well be necessary to evacuate the entire island, cap it, and keep it empty for more than fifty years.

Paging Reddy Kilowatt...ignore the blue glow on the horizon...
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