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Nuke Plant Facing Shutdown to Protect Fish

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 09.21.2014 | New York
Roger Witherspoon

New York State is prepared to close 40 years of intermittent and costly legal wrangling over the annual destruction of billions of fish by the twin Indian Point nuclear power plants in the productive Hudson River estuary if the plant agrees to shut down during peak spawning and hatching seasons for the river's major fish populations.

The Clean Water Act at 40: What's Your Wish?

Marc Yaggi | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Marc Yaggi

The Clean Water Act turns 40 today. As many know, a 40th birthday can be a momentous occasion for some, an "it's all downhill" moment for others, and just another year for the indifferent.

WATCH: Animated 'Fish Chopper' Video Highlights Problem With Power Plants

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green

According to the Sierra Club, the power plant industry withdraws over 200 billion gallons of water each day. The Sierra Club recently released an a...

A View to a (Fish) Kill: A Firsthand Perspective on Fish-Killing Cooling Systems

Kyle Rabin | Posted 07.23.2011 | New York
Kyle Rabin

Rob Weltner grew up on the south shore of Long Island so the South Shore Estuary looms large in his life. "Life for me revolves around the bay and the ocean and what's in it," says Rob.

Power Plants Don't Have to Suck (Literally)

Steve Fleischli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Fleischli

Collectively, the power industry sucks in approximately 80 trillion gallons of water annually to cool their equipment. In the process, they kill on a massive scale fish, larvae and other aquatic organisms.