[DEBATE] : Re: Earthlife Africa unsatisfied with findings of Koebergbolt investigation
mandiwrite at icon.co.za
Fri Aug 18 09:06:03 BST 2006
At least once - I heard it repeated on radio today. S-A-B-O-T-A-G-E, clear
as a bell.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Bond" <pbond at mail.ngo.za>
To: "Bryan Ashe" <bryan at earthlife.org.za>; "debate: SA discussion list"
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Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 11:20 PM
Subject: [DEBATE] : Re: Earthlife Africa unsatisfied with findings of
> Didn't Erwin use the word sabotage three times in his press conference
> around 27 Feb??
> Bryan Ashe wrote:
> > Earthlife Africa Cape Town is unsatisfied with Alec Erwin's announcement
> > today of the findings of investigations into the "bolt in the generator
> > incident" at Koeberg Nuclear power station. Erwin was at pains to remind
> > public that he did not allege sabotage to be the cause of the incident
> > announcements on the eve of the March 1 local government elections. Also
> > stressed by Erwin and other members of parliament was the finding that
> > problem was located outside of the nuclear part of the power station.
> > investigation concludes that the bolt came to be where it was through
> > error. Ultimately and in Earthlife Africa's view, none of these facts
> > as reassurance about the safety of operations at Koeberg power station.
> > Sabotage or not, the bolt was found where it should not have been and
> > it did significant damage resulting in a series of blackouts which cost
> > Western Cape millions of rands and caused environmental damage. As to
> > location of the bolt; if safety and operating procedures can become so
> > perverted as to allow such a failure (not once but many times as is
> > indicated by NERSA's recent reports into other failures at Eskom), what
> > the assurances that similar failures cannot take place within the
> > section of the station?
> > Maya Aberman
> > Campaign Co-ordinator
> > Earthlife Africa
> > 021 447 4912
> > 076 754 6327
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