RETHINK PHRAGMITES - STOP THE HERBICIDE SPRAY ON DELAWARE BAY!
In 1994 the NJ Department of Environmental Protection was ready to issue a
permit to PSE&G, owners of the Salem Nuclear Plants, that would require the
building of cooling towers (closed cooling system) that would have
eliminated 95% of the slaughter of billions of fish and other Delaware Bay
marine life caused by Salem's once through cooling system.
PSE&G responded by using its economic, legal, and political muscle and cut a
deal with NJDEP and its Delaware counterpart, which allowed PSE&G to not build
cooling towers, but instead, implied that PSE&G's so-called "Estuary
Enhancement Project" would be compensation for the fish slaughter.
The main goal of the EEP was to eliminate phragmites and replace them with
spartina, a supposedly "better" plant for producing fish. A recent editorial
in the Atlantic City Press says what we've said all along - that the whole
idea was bogus. And in the process of nuking phragmite, the town of Thompson's
Beach is now a ghost town, millions of horseshoe crabs were slaughtered and
tons of glyphosate (Monsanto's "Round-Up") were bombed onto the fragile
ecosystem of the Bay to kill phragmite.
It's time for the DEP to obey the law and stop the glyphosate nuking of the
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