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1000 tons of marine life killed yearly by nuclear plant

Oyster Creek nuclear plant kills 1,000 tons of sea life a year, agency says APP.com  EnviroGuy,March 22, 2010  By Todd B. Bates The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in Lacey has killed 80 million pounds of aquatic organisms in the past 40 years, a federal agency says. In a March 15 letter to a state Department of Environmental Protection official, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service repeated its support for cooling towers to be built at the plant. In 2005, the service also concluded that closed-loop cooling (cooling towers) is the best technology available at Oyster Creek, according to the letter.

A draft DEP permit calls for cooling towers, but Oyster Creek officials have said they aren’t necessary and they’ll close the plant if required to build them.

Oyster Creek nuclear plant kills 1,000 tons of sea life a year, agency says | EnviroGuy

March 23, 2010 - Posted by | environment, USA | , ,

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