NY NUCLEAR POWER
. . . . .The NY Times explains, "The ruling concerned the cooling system at Indian Point Units 2 and 3, which were commissioned in the early 1970s. (Indian Point 1 was shut down in 1974.) Both take in enormous volumes of river water — a combined 2.5 billion gallons a day, or more than twice the average daily water consumption of all of New York City — and use it to create steam for turbines and to cool the reactors. The water is then pumped back into the Hudson, 20 or 30 degrees hotter." 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," according to the Times Herald-Record. . . . . .THIS NEWS EXERPT FROM GOTHAMIST NEWSPAPER NEW YORK APRIL 3RD ,2010 RE DENIAL OF HUDSON WATER USE FOR FUTURE EXPANSION OF 2 NUCLEAR REACTOR UNITS DUE TO POLLUTION OF WATER QUALITY AND ALSO OVER HEATING 2.5 BILLION GALLONS OF DISCHARGED WATER DAILY BACK INTO THE RIVER SYSTEM.