Tuesday, June 15, 2010

RUMOR - Tampa Bay Seawater Desalinisation Plant


The Connecticut Survivalist Alliance (CSA) Intelligence Unit
has been bombarded with questions related to the oil crisis.
One of the most common is on the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalinisation Plant.
There are several "unfounded" rumors circulating as well as a couple of
real concerns.

Tampa Bay Water,
says it would likely stop operations if the spill became a real threat.
Our plan of attack would be to shut down our valves that pull in raw water
from the power plant
says Chuck Cardon, director of operations and facilities.
He says a shutdown would not impact Tampa’s water supply,
as the city has enough sources of ground and surface water to make up for a

There are nineteen thermoelectric power plants on the coasts of Florida,
Mississippi,and Texas that suck in a total of 51 billion liters of seawater per day,
according to a 2005 survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The water piped into these plants are directed through thousands of metal tubes
inside a condenser, where it cools and condenses steam from the plant’s turbines.
The condensed steam gets pumped back to the boiler to drive the turbine,
and the heated saltwater flows back into the sea.

Energy companies operating the plants worry that if a slick spreads to their
intake canals, oil could get into the cooling machinery and potentially shut down the plant.
However, they say they have taken enough precautions so that oil contamination
likely won’t be an issue.

Larger tar ball such as this one ton monster are becoming a real concern however.

Rolling brownouts are a possibility if these and the oil makes it to a plants intake

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