NEW YORK WATER
In its letter, the DEC criticized Entergy for letting tritium, strontium and other nuclear waste leak into the Hudson River, but its decision focused largely on Indian Point's once-through cooling system, which pulls up to 2.5 billion gallons of water from the river each day to cool the plant. After it circulates, that water is deposited back into the river at an elevated temperature.
Studies found the intake system traps and kills eggs, larvae and young fish in the river, including the endangered shortnose sturgeon and the federally protected Atlantic sturgeon. Such intake systems have also been blamed for the plight of American shad, the Hudson River's signature fish whose population has fallen so steeply that New York outlawed fishing for it this year.
. . . .THE ABOVE EXERPT FROM A NEWS ARTICLE ON APRIL 4TH,2010 RE..DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION NEW YORK STATE...REASONS FOR DENIAL OF WATER QUALITY LICENCE TO "INDIAN POINT NUCLEAR REACTOR ON THE HUDSON RIVER" . .
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