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Letters

Will Our Electronic Files Stand the Test of Time?

Dear Editor,

I was looking at my books and found one called The Century Books of Facts—What you need to know going into the 20th Century. Near it was a book from 1821 recording the letters by Julius. It was bought for the sale price of 100 pounds, on 08/09/90. I thought it meant 1990 but no—it meant 1890.


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More Thoughts on Pumped Storage

Editor,

I would like to correct a misleading statement put out by TC Energy to this paper last week. They stated that pumped storage is being used successfully by Canada and the U.S. at their hydro facilities in Niagara Falls. Whilst it is true to say that they are using a storage system it is certainly not pumped. They do not suck water from the river and then release it again.

What they actually do is raise barriers in the river above the falls in the evening and divert the main flow down huge canals to large reservoirs located close to the power plants. These fill overnight and next day the barriers are lowered again and the water in the reservoirs is used to generate electricity. At no time is the water recycled around. That water is destined to drop over the escarpment one way or another.


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Could Meaford Handle the Construction Phase of Proposed Pumped Storage Plant?

Dear Editor,

The letter of July 30 in The Independent from Robert Greenfield brought up some excellent points regarding the availability of workers to fill the possible 1,000 or so jobs from TCE if the PSP is not stopped.

Here is MY point. I live approximately half way up the 7th line from Hwy 26. I am concerned about the amount of traffic that will be created from the 1,000 plus workers and their vehicles on a daily basis.


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