Talk:Cross Sound Cable

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Requests for Clarification[edit]

"The cable has since been operating and, generally, sells electricity from the New England power grid to the Northeast power grid." This doesn't seem exactly clear. New England is located in the Northeast U.S., so these two regions seem to be the same thing. The cable runs from Connecticut to Long Island, and neither "New England" or "Northeast" equate obviously to either region. Can anyone fix this sentence to whatever the meaning ought to be? Thanks. -- Kadin2048 23:58, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

Environmental hazards in merely operating it?[edit]

I can imagine how creating a trench and laying the cable might cause environmental damage, but after that has already been done, how would flipping the switch cause environmental damage? -- 71.112.8.192 06:03, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Elementary conservatism. The Glen Cove connection is AC. AC is old, thus natural, thus safe. The Shorham connection is DC. DC is new, thus unnatural, thus unsafe. Yes, the sylogism illustrates that conservatism is sometimes stupid, and that stupidity doesn't always preclude political power. Jim.henderson 04:49, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
Isn't DC older than AC though? Edison's DC system was the standard in the US, but then Tesla came along with AC. Edison tried to scare people about this new mysterious AC by electrocuting elephants and stuff. KenFehling (talk) 06:19, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
One had been longer in use, while the other has been longer under the sea. Conservatives in this case are alarmed by the latter question, not the former. Jim.henderson (talk) 23:10, 5 April 2009 (UTC)