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The $6 billion NY nuclear power plant, built but never used


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I just find stories like this fascinating, and I have always been somewhat fascinated with large, abandoned buildings. The power plant located on Long Island in NY was built at a cost of $6 billion dollars between 1973-84. That's probably what, about $10 billon in todays dollars?:idunno:

 

Anyway, because of anti-nuclear activists/protests and eventually 74% of the LI population not wanting the plant, in conjunction with a little "interference" from them Gov. Mario Cuomo, the plant went "active" in 1986 and never got past the 5% testing phase. It was shut down in 1989. Guys, it was never used!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoreham_Nuclear_Power_Plant

 

And, on top of all that...guess who paid for the plant? That's right, the tax payers of Long Island paid the builders of the plant most of that $6 billon in the form of a tax on their electric bill in a deal that the NY state government made.

 

The place still stand (minus the fuel rods and turbines) and is available for a movie location. lots of pictures on this link.

 

Scouting Long Island?s Decommissioned Nuclear Power Plant | Scouting NY

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