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    Heck, that bridge looks brand new. LOL. It is different I will say that.

    I take it that it will 'not' be torn down and be placed on the Historical registry, and that maintaining it will not be part of the 11 million.

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    $5 or $5.50 per cap is still gonna make it hard to get a quality quick attack truck that will last another 30 years.
    Be nice to know if this figure is truly the magic figure so we have a starting point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfd701 View Post
    I have no idea. When the person said it we was in a meeting about the 2010 grants. He is suppose to be in the know. Just looking back at some of our past grants then the math doesn’t work out. When he said it I thought he was full of it. I was just seeing if anyone else has heard that before. I know it was news to me.
    Kenneth, and rands too;

    I have been writing for another department whose former chief is president of our mutual aid association. He had submitted AFG applications for years and was never awarded. I have been through all submissions and understand why. They did however get an award for a $125,000 refurbished pumper/tanker that when reading the application seemed incredible that it got awarded. He then told me that when attending a meeting down at the nuclear plant, he had relayed his lack of success at getting a vehicle awarded to the FEMA and NRC representatives who promised that they would look into it. Next thing he knows he gets his vehicle award.

    I have seen his narrative. About 10 sentences in one paragraph. Max. I cannot explain how it got awarded other than his conversation with the officials who then somehow did influence its being awarded.

    I am beginning to believe that there are many other examples of the above if we searched for them.

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    jam24u,

    Does Cooper have it's own fire equipment and manpower since it's owned by NPPD ? Maybe include this in your narrative or something atleast mention it. It's in your backyard

    June, 2001: Electrical fire burns for more than a quarter of an hour, causes plant to go on “alert”; one reactor recirculation pump shuts down. Potential to affect safety equipment admitted. Backup power to the plant’s emergency response center did not fully kick in, and the plant missed several deadlines including notification of local authorities. (Source: Omaha (NE) World-Herald, Dec. 19th, 2001)

    Aug. 8th, 1990: Steam valve failure at Cooper (Source: Greenpeace.)

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