The Caithness II developer estimates 270 construction jobs as one reason to recommend this proposed power plant ["Price of power," News, April 22].

Most jobs are welcome, but these would be temporary. When the Shoreham power plant was under construction, there was a good supply of well-paying jobs. However, they are long gone, and we have the $5-plus-billion bill to pay off.

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The moral of the story is, when calculating the positives of the new station, take the temporary jobs off the table because they are a fable.

James Deegan, Wading River