Alco Nuclear Reactor

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Alco Nuclear Reactor

Postby chrisnewhaven » Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:01 pm

As suggested by another forum member, re-posting this into its own topic:

RPI will be decommissioning the ex-Alco nuclear plant at the end of the spring semester to make way for the casino. We don't know yet if it will be relocated.

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Re: Alco Nuclear Reactor

Postby Engineer Spike » Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:02 am

Don't get me started! The reactor is used to teach people a useful profession. Schenectady, now the scumbag capital of the universe wants a casino because it will create jobs. Casinos also bring gambling addiction, prostitution, drugs. How many customers will be gambling with funds which they can't well afford to loose?

I'm not some saint of morality. My point is, why not make the area attractive for industrial use? Several of my wife's relatives worked at Alco. It was a good paying job. Employees were well off, and could afford to support the local businesses. They need to find a suitable replacement for those types of jobs.
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Re: Alco Nuclear Reactor

Postby BobLI » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:15 am


I had didtant uncle who worked fopr Alco and that area brings back memories. NYS has too many regulations and taxes for a new business to be a success unless it gets tax exemptions. They all think casinos will be a quick fix but thats not the case. Look at Atlantic City and all those casinos didnt do squat for that town. Its still a dump!
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Re: Alco Nuclear Reactor

Postby Alcoman » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:04 pm

I agree with Engineer Spike. The plant could have been a basis for a Industrial Park which means permanent jobs. The City Of Schenectady has become a city of high taxes, no jobs and corrupt City management.
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Re: Alco Nuclear Reactor

Postby Typewriters » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:15 pm

I know people who actually work at that reactor, and I have not seen the "final notice" from them yet, but I will ask.

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Re: Alco Nuclear Reactor

Postby Engineer Spike » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:35 pm

I recently drove by the old Alco site. The steel place is still right in front of the new casino, and I saw that the reactor building is still there.
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