Threat of a gas plant blast is no laughing matter

Threat of a gas plant blast is no laughing matter Re: Keith Halliday's Sept 19. column: It seems to me that neither Keith Halliday nor all the other commenters see the real purpose of the poster. We do not need LNG. The risks are outweighing the benefit

Re: Keith Halliday’s Sept 19. column:

It seems to me that neither Keith Halliday nor all the other commenters see the real purpose of the poster. We do not need LNG. The risks are outweighing the benefits 1,000-fold. We have all the technology available to divest from fossil fuels.

What most people don’t understand is how is a risk assessed. What is the probability and what is the result if an incident occurs.

Why doesn’t Mr. Halliday, and all the other brainwashed yes-sayers to whatever is coming down the line from our dictator, inform themselves from unbiased sources? That means not from commercials between the gladiator games?

Safety data sheets for LNG recommend that if there is any leak, all people in the vicinity of 500 metres should evacuate. That’s except only for special trained and highly paid (because of the danger) specialists.

That means that the main electrical power source for the whole Yukon will be unmanned. I have as a first responder been trained, for safety for my buddies and myself first, then for people in danger and then for important property. We have been trained to follow the ABC system (Armchair, Binoculars, Coors) if we don’t know what we are up against or if the danger would be just too unpredictable, stay away as far as possible.

What do you followers of the environmental destructive technologies think will be happening here if anything out of the ordinary occurs on that LNG plant?

Beside the possible immediate destruction of half of Whitehorse, the Yukon as a whole could be out of electricity for a long, long time.

Today’s rulers think they can make us believe that they are responsible people, responsible to whom, to what, for what.

That is the reason behind these posters and nothing else. Maybe for the long run that we may have more responsible people in a future government and the management of Yukon Energy.

And that, we as the people and financiers of all this destruction have a say in issues like these. We want our democracy back.

Werner Rhein

Mount Lorne

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