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OK it's really about the scale of everything in the universe but since I live in West Virginia and it makes an appearance I had to mention it."
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It's about half the height of the proposed tower. The smokestack had a massively wicked updraft at the ground level without any additional heat gathering skirting. There were signs on the doors into the stack warning you to not put you hands near the edges of the doors. The suction made the heavy metal doors slam shut and would take your fingers off if you weren't careful.
Overhead view: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Cresap,+3,+Marshall,+West+Virginia+26041&hl=en&ll=39.829961,-80.815859&spn=0.010596,0.016029&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=44.52365,65.654297&geocode=FVD2XwIdi9Uu-w&t=h&z=16
When the power plant was built the answer to air pollution concerns was to build giant smoke stacks so you sent the smoke so high into the atmosphere it would be someone else's problem.
BBC - Walking the talk?
"From the start, a ferocious controversy has raged about whether anyone really could achieve this superhuman feat. Critics particularly questioned one chapter in the book where the walkers apparently see a pair of yetis."
If he hadn't spent the day talking into his coat sleeve maybe they wouldn't have spotted him.
"We've been wondering how they can get away with that legally and it turns out an obscure section of the DMCA concerning the "safe harbor" noticing proceeders requires that in order for a website to qualify for "safe harbor" and thus require a copyright complainant to first give the webmaster notice and time to take down the material before suing them, requires (amongst other things) that each website register their contact information with the United States Copyright office.."