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Federal Court Finds Massive Power Plant Fish Kills
EPA faulted for placing power plant profits over public trust
NEW YORK, NY A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled yesterday that EPA cannot allow power plants to kill a trillion fish per year through their cooling water intakes. Cooling water intakes gulp in billions of gallons of river, lake and coastal water to cool power plant machinery. Along with the water, these intakes devour countless fish and fish larvae, devastating fish populations across the country. For three decades PSE&G has been getting away with murder at its Salem Nuclear Generating Station needlessly killing three billion Delaware River fish a year. This year, when New Jersey issues a renewed permit to PSE&G, they will be forced to stop the fish slaughter and to comply with the law. It is rewarding to have a court finally tell industry, EPA and the states that our environment and our communities must come first.
Of course, as you know there are many other problems with Salem and Hope Creek, namely the soil condition (no rock bottom) and other deficiencies I have discussed over the years.
Here is your chance:
NRC has scheduled a public hearing on March 16 on the matter of a 20 license renewal for the Salem and Hope Creek complex
NRC states, as policy:
As with any licensing activity, the public has an opportunity to participate in NRC's decision making process with regard to license renewal. Guidance for the review process is based not only on NRC views, but on industry experience as well. Furthermore, the expertise of technical organizations and professional societies was used, as appropriate, during the development of the license renewal process. The public, in general, is also encouraged to participate in the process through public meetings, and public comment periods on rules, renewal guidance, and other documents. In addition, the public has an opportunity to request a formal adjudicatory hearing if that party would be adversely affected by the renewal.
Take advantage of it.
Participation: Category 1
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