Why Does New York Have Steam Pipes?

Submitted by: buddy 9 years ago in Science
http://blog.sciam.com/index.php?title=why_the_heck_does_new_york_have_steam_pi&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1&ref=rss

In light of the explosion and steam volcano the other, you may be wondering.
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Male 593
AND no, they didn`t really explain what was the steam for... so you can steamcook your potatoes while you`re strolling around the streets! :D
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Male 593
^^Any kind of power plant will EXPLODE if not taken care of properly. Dams, nuclear plants, anything!
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Female 1,832
What good idea except for the fact that they EXPLODE if not taken care of properly!
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Male 155
hmm kinda cool i guess did anyone read the comments at that page they were way offtopic they were talking about nuclear reactors and what would happen to one if you just left it alone battle of the g33ks
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Female 1,397
yay steam
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Male 756
Snoogans - the same goes for electricity. Water, wind, and solar alone cannot produce enough for the masses. So we have to rely on fossil fuels (oil, coal, natural gas) and nuclear. And surprisingly, nuclear is still the cheapest (and safest) to produce (at least safer in the U.S... I can`t speak for the other countries).
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Female 2,084
i`ve never even heard of steam pipes.
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Male 869
patriotpappy.....couldn`t agree with you more. I work for a large municipal water treatment plant and some people think that water just "magically" comes out of the faucet without realizing the amount of work going on behind the scene. That said, this article could have been a little more interesting, but then again it`s about steam....not exactly the most exciting topic....kinda like my post is going =) Anyhoo....they said when the pipe bust it sent stuff 70 stories in the air!
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Male 1,072
it was boring i couldn be bothered to read it geeez lol, who you calling a dork you geek :P
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Male 2,720
Learn something new every day, huh.

Now, why`s it called the Big Apple?

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Male 132
its interesting and all but i come to this to be entertained, laugh and get out of my boredom, otherwise i would go read the drating newspaper!!! which i do daily anyway
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Male 756
And all along you just thought life was good and no one or no thing was actually having to do anything to make your life comfortable.
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Female 316
Interesting article. Thanks for the post. I always wondered about all the steam coming up from the streets too.
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Male 410
This is bad....real real bad
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Male 521
smart idea
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Male 125
Fascinating, and good common sense. Using "waste" steam to heat and power buildings. Smart use of technology, from the 1880s!
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Male 232
so, basically, New York is one big generator.
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Male 4,246
I`ve never ever wondered that, but it`s good to know. In a Trivia-Pursuit kind of way.

shanir, they`re not sewer pipes, they`re STEAM pipes. Dork.

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Male 410
That was kind of neat to learn, actually. A city like New York definitely uses a lot of power, and this helps to reduce the possibility of running out. Night Terrors!
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Male 1,072
Ok i just have to say that im trying not to bored and you expect me to read the most boring article about sewer pipes yeah that works XD
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Female 2,695
i thought this was boring.
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Female 1,025
oh, well i guess that question was already asked eh?...

snape. snape. severus snape.

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Female 1,025
why?
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Male 10,115
Link: Why Does New York Have Steam Pipes? [Rate Link] - In light of the explosion and steam volcano the other, you may be wondering.
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