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Older Power Plants Killing Billions of Juvenile Fish

Posted on October 21 2008

“The U.S. Environmental Protection Administration, which counts only species that are valuable for commerce or recreation, uses various formulas and says the number of eggs and larvae killed each year at the nation’s large power plants would have grown into 1.5 billion year-old fish.” The question, as always, is whether the country can afford the solution, which is to have older power plants recycle the water used in power generation. Newer nuclear power plants are required to have cooling towers. Article by Jim Fitzgerald of the Associated Press.

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