Chevron Lubricants Q&A

click here to participate in the Chevron Lubricants Q&A

Recent Topics
car tool box kit - which?
by bmwjohn
04/27/15 01:34 PM
2004 Corolla Timing chain tensioner release?
by cjcride
04/27/15 01:01 PM
Water Well Pressure Tank Advice
by R80RS
04/27/15 12:59 PM
Absolutely amazing Bluetooth speaker review
by renegade_987
04/27/15 12:39 PM
2011 IS250 - Oil reducing carbon buildup
by Thugzy
04/27/15 12:37 PM
would you feel guilty ?
by OtisBlkR1
04/27/15 12:36 PM
Diesel delete
by another Todd
04/27/15 12:19 PM
Leather care?
by Srt20
04/27/15 11:36 AM
3k miles,98corolla, PYB, 3 months. change it?
by ziggy
04/27/15 11:10 AM
Free SW to correct (barrel) distortion?
by 97tbird
04/27/15 11:06 AM
Bellevue, Washington
by andrewg
04/27/15 10:52 AM
my car relativity theory
by friendly_jacek
04/27/15 10:29 AM
Newest Members
erickzao, t350exc, mike57, BobShaw, Bauhauz
53755 Registered Users
Who's Online
109 registered (4wheeldog, 901Memphis, Andrei, 3800Series, 2010_FX4, 16 invisible), 2183 Guests and 205 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
53755 Members
66 Forums
230413 Topics
3688510 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 4 of 4 < 1 2 3 4
Topic Options
#3199314 - 11/27/13 02:47 AM Re: Hydrogen powered cars? [Re: Tomcat_80]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 28593
Loc: a prisoner island
I'm not sure on the link between mercury and nukes...

Top
#3199472 - 11/27/13 08:44 AM Re: Hydrogen powered cars? [Re: Shannow]
wvrailroader Offline


Registered: 07/16/09
Posts: 82
Loc: West Virginia
Coal fired power plants generate a fair amount of mercury themselves. Could the mercury problem in Crystal River been caused by the coal fired units there?


Edited by wvrailroader (11/27/13 08:51 AM)

Top
#3200690 - 11/28/13 03:56 PM Re: Hydrogen powered cars? [Re: wvrailroader]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 12454
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Bingo, we have a load of coal plants in southern Saskatchewan, and mercury problems in that part of the province, too.
_________________________
Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 coupe - Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5w-40, Hastings LF113
1984 F-150 4.9L six - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515

Top
#3200771 - 11/28/13 06:30 PM Re: Hydrogen powered cars? [Re: Garak]
kschachn Offline


Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 3394
Loc: Upper Midwest
Yeah, I don't know where mercury would come out of a nuclear plant.

Originally Posted By: Garak
Bingo, we have a load of coal plants in southern Saskatchewan, and mercury problems in that part of the province, too.
_________________________
1994 BMW 530i, 193K
1996 Honda Accord, 208K
1999 Toyota Sienna, 320K
2000 Toyota ECHO, 234K

Top
#3200827 - 11/28/13 08:14 PM Re: Hydrogen powered cars? [Re: Tomcat_80]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 28593
Loc: a prisoner island
If it's coal pwer, they are ding something wrong...yes, coal has mercury, but we don't see it in rivers or fish around here.

Top
#3200854 - 11/28/13 09:13 PM Re: Hydrogen powered cars? [Re: Shannow]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 12454
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
I was just speculating, Shannow. I don't know if it is from the coal plants or something else at all. There's been a long standing mercury issue in the fish in this part of the province, and we've had coal plants here forever. Maybe they're old plants. Maybe it's the climate. Maybe they're doing something wrong. Maybe it's something else altogether. I honestly have no idea, and really didn't look into it much. We don't have much here beyond agriculture and coal power, so I don't know where it's coming from. wink

There are a couple mercury warnings in the north part of the province, but that is, notably, only in the coldest waters and the longest lived, slowest growing fish, and the warnings allude to the life span and temperatures.
_________________________
Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 coupe - Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5w-40, Hastings LF113
1984 F-150 4.9L six - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515

Top
#3200893 - 11/28/13 10:41 PM Re: Hydrogen powered cars? [Re: Tomcat_80]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 28593
Loc: a prisoner island
Not saying that it's not the coal power...there is mercury in the stuff for sure...I just know what we do, and what's not a problem, and has me scratching.

Fish at the top of the food chain accumulates the stuff...when I lived in Adelaide, shark was only available at the fish and chip shops on Fridays to limit community exposure to mercury.

Top
#3200982 - 11/29/13 05:53 AM Re: Hydrogen powered cars? [Re: Shannow]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 16002
Loc: Sunny Florida
Originally Posted By: Shannow
I'm not sure on the link between mercury and nukes...


Neither are we.

But as already stated they burnt a LOT of coal there as this plant had a lot of problems. And still does...
_________________________
"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith."
J. William Fulbright
Best ET-12.79 @ 111 mph
4340 pounds, Street tires
Just like we go to Publix

Top
#3200983 - 11/29/13 06:03 AM Re: Hydrogen powered cars? [Re: Tomcat_80]
SHOZ Offline


Registered: 06/28/03
Posts: 2418
Loc: Illinois
Gold mining is the greatest source of mercury pollution but coal is the second largest. Mercury also once it is in the food chain will just keep on going up the food ladder.

Mercury in the Environment

Top
#3201380 - 11/29/13 05:02 PM Re: Hydrogen powered cars? [Re: SteveSRT8]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 28593
Loc: a prisoner island
Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
Originally Posted By: Shannow
I'm not sure on the link between mercury and nukes...


Neither are we.

But as already stated they burnt a LOT of coal there as this plant had a lot of problems. And still does...


I was getting confused...

thanks to wiki Crystal River is 4 coal fired power stations and 1 nuke on the same campus.

Looking at Google Maps 2858&#8242;N 8242&#8242;W , the coal stockpile drainage appears to be directly into the cooling water intake canal, which is straight back into the river...

Top
#3201401 - 11/29/13 05:29 PM Re: Hydrogen powered cars? [Re: Shannow]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 12454
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: Shannow
Fish at the top of the food chain accumulates the stuff...when I lived in Adelaide, shark was only available at the fish and chip shops on Fridays to limit community exposure to mercury.

I remember reading about the issue with sharks, too, notably because of its position on the food chain. With reference to SHOZ's comments, we don't have much gold mining in this province. We have some now, but it essentially didn't exist when the mercury issue was really publicized. There is a lot of coal power here, and I suspect some of the infrastructure is rather dated.
_________________________
Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 coupe - Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5w-40, Hastings LF113
1984 F-150 4.9L six - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515

Top
#3201408 - 11/29/13 05:34 PM Re: Hydrogen powered cars? [Re: Tomcat_80]
SHOZ Offline


Registered: 06/28/03
Posts: 2418
Loc: Illinois
In the Chicago area they shut down 4 coal plants this year due to the emissions. Unless those plants have new scrubbers and other environmental controls they are gross polluters.

Top
#3201672 - 11/29/13 10:00 PM Re: Hydrogen powered cars? [Re: SHOZ]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 12454
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
I'm going to guess that only one of our plants is even remotely new. wink
_________________________
Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 coupe - Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5w-40, Hastings LF113
1984 F-150 4.9L six - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515

Top
Page 4 of 4 < 1 2 3 4