walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

that nuclear plant next to NYC?


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"

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