04-13-2012, 07:15 AM
Louis, I'm gonna try both live and cut tonight and I'll let you know what works down in Philly. The wife and I will have 6 poles going and we have all new line (65 braid), 3 brand new reels, pretty much everything new. This is our first outing -- I'm so excited! However, not looking too forward to the trip down 76 on a Friday night. Still wondering if the sunnies will be biting today.
04-13-2012, 07:56 AM
04-13-2012, 08:29 AM
Thanks RebelMan, I'll be at the canal in that timeframe. Got a new cooler and bubblers. I'm even looking forward to catching those suckers, even though I usually see it as a chore. At least the dogs like the mile trip down the towpath to my favorite blue gill spot.
Originally Posted by RebelMan
04-13-2012, 10:04 AM
LIMERICK — “Several thousand gallons” of water containing as much as five-times the government’s “safe” level of radioactive tritium was accidentally released at Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station last month and then flushed into the Schuylkill River, The Mercury learned Thursday.
However the concentrations of contamination in the water were considered so low that they presented “no immediate health and safety concerns,” according to the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, which is why the incident was not reported publicly until 23 days after it happened.
It was 3 a.m. Monday, March 19 when “a manhole cover overflowed during a scheduled and permitted radiological release,” according to an incident report posted on the NRC web site.
“As a result, several thousand gallons of water overflowed briefly, formed puddles in the area, and was discharged” through a permitted discharge to Possum Hollow Creek, which flows from the plant grounds into the Schuylkill River,” according to information from the NRC.
The notification issued to the NRC by Exelon stated “several (water) samples showed increased levels of tritium that were well below permitted Commonwealth and Federal effluent limits.”
NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan wrote in an e-mail that the “maximum level of radioactivity detected in Possum Hollow Creek . . . on the day of the event was 495 picocuries per liter of tritium.”
He noted that the Environmental Protection Agency’s “safe drinking limit for tritium per liter is 20,000 picocuries per liter.”
However, Sheehan also noted that one water sample collected from a puddle near the manhole from which the water first emerged, had a tritium concentration of 113,000 picocuries per liter, more than five times the safe drinking water level.
“Of course the water leaked out onto the ground on the plant grounds would not be used for” drinking, Sheehan said.
However all that water, which Exelon estimated something less than 15,000 gallons, was legally dumped into the Schuylkill River, which is a drinking water source for several downstream communities, including Phoenixville and Philadelphia.
04-13-2012, 11:29 AM
I swear you let me be in charge of what goes into our rivers in pa and I will guarantee there will be public hangings,no natural gas in pa or new york, and the sewage treatment plants have to release water that you can drink, if its not..........public hangings start back up again.
Originally Posted by Romo
whenever there is anything bad put into the waters THEY DO NOTHING ABOUT IT
04-13-2012, 01:25 PM
I admire and support your iron fist policy, Adam. These continued issues disgust me and these are only the ones we hear about. That article actually goes on and some plant inspector actually had the audacity to say that they normally wouldn't release info on a "minor" incident such as this but that they were doing it as a "courtesy." A @#$%ing courtesy?!?! Who are these people?!
04-13-2012, 02:27 PM
- louis schwarz
no need for sunnies, and especially suckers. They suck for bait thats how they got there name! I would go with good old hot dogs and chicken liver for the big boys! That or walleye and bass gear since thats what catches all the state records! ;-)
Originally Posted by rhyder4195
04-13-2012, 03:02 PM
dosen't this all sound shady to u guys? i mean 23 days later its reported? when the levels of radioactivity have gone down? I mean how do we really know what the levels were 23 days ago, they could of faked the results. I mean it says this... "The notification issued to the NRC by Exelon stated “several (water) samples showed increased levels of tritium that were well below permitted Commonwealth and Federal effluent limits.” So Exelon did the water testing...? Ok seems right to let the multi million dollar corporation who dumped the radioactive waste test the area and let us know how it is... oh and they say "was legally dumped into the Schuylkill" Oh well thank god its legal.
Originally Posted by Romo
04-13-2012, 06:31 PM
Trying to head out tonight to see what's good on the Skuke.
Good Luck to all.
04-13-2012, 09:22 PM
aghhhh I can't say anything because I might be working at a nuclear plant in the future-