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Turmoil over nuclear plant’s use of water

Nuclear Plant’s Use of River Water Prompts $1.1 Billion Debate With State, NYTimes.com, By MATTHEW L. WALD August 24, 2010 BUCHANAN, N.Y. — Just beneath the wind-stippled surface of the Hudson River here, huge pipes suck enough water into the Indian Point nuclear plant every second to fill three Olympic swimming pools. And each second they take in dozens of organisms — fish and crabs, but mostly larvae — that are at the center of a $1.1 billion debate:….

New York State argued recently before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that Indian Point poses such a safety risk that its two reactors should be shut down when their licenses expire in 2013 and 2015.

Indian Point Nuclear Plant’s Toll on River Stirs Debate – NYTimes.com

August 24, 2010 - Posted by | USA, water | , , , , ,

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