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Encinitas, Solana Beach Leaders Propose Sand Replenishment For North County Shores

Mr. Ott's estimated cost of $70 million for the sand replenishment program is only for Solana Beach. Encinitas, which is slated to receive far more sand, will pay in excess of $110 million, for a total of in excess of $180 million. Moreover, these are the Army Corps' estimates for activities that will be occurring over the next 50 years. After looking over its manipulations of the Cost: Benefits analyses for the project, I doubt their estimates are very accurate. As an older dude, I can remember what costs were 50 years ago, when, for example, my college tuition was about a tenth of what my granddaughter is paying now. I also remember that medical costs were far less expensive and salaries were less than a tenth of what they are now in the "good ol' days, 50 years ago. Yes, I suspect the projected costs of this project are very conservative.

June 14, 2013 at 5:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Is San Diego Prepared For Nuclear Crisis?

Both San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear power plants use seawater cooling with large intake pipes coming from offshore into large intake wells from which the circulating water pumps draw water to cool the condensers and the reactors. Are these systems designed to resist a potential water-hammer effect from a large tsunami entering the intake wells through the intake conduits and possibly rupturing the supply conduits and/or disabling the circulating water pumps?

This should be examined.

March 18, 2011 at 9:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )