Posted by: ramblinmanjimj | June 24, 2009

Here’s what brought me to live in WA in 1980…

Yesterday Mary and I drove the motorhome approximately 100 miles from Ocean City, WA to Lacey, WA. Along the way we saw this sight from Highway 8.

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The two 480′ cooling towers as seen from Highway 8 in Elma, WA.

Those are two 480′ high cooling towers from the unfinished Satsop Nuclear Power Station which was to house two nuclear reactors to produce electricity. I went to work there in March 1980 as the Quality Control Manager for the electrical contractor. For a number of reasons, I quit my job in August, 1981. In addition, I could see the handwriting on the wall…in 1983, Washington Public Power defaulted on 2.25 billion dollars in bonds closing down construction of both plants forever. Here’s two information links:
http://ludb.clui.org/ex/i/WA3288/
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/living/2002177879_satsop13.html

In Lacey, we are securely parked in the backyard of my ex-neighbors Ted and Judy Price. We expect to be here five days. During our time here, we will visit with several other of my friends and I’ll do a couple of minor repairs and some maintenace items on the motorhome.

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Our pretty and peaceful parking spot in Lacey, WA.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2009
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http://www.panamaorbust.com

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