walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
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walkitout

that nuclear plant next to NYC?

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/04/nyregion/04indian.html?hp

Water cooling technology ("once through") kills too many fish etc. so violates the Clean Water Act. On Friday, New York state’s Department of Environmental Conservation denied a water quality permit which the plant would need in order to renew its federal operating license, due to expire in 2013.

The denial was not conditional -- it is apparently not clear whether retrofitting a closed cycle cooling system would lead to a state water quality permit.

I was a little surprised by this:

Units 2 and 3 run through "a combined 2.5 billion gallons a day, or more than twice the water consumed in the five boroughs of New York City"

Yikes.
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