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Once Through Cooling

Strike Threat Looms at Indian Point Nuke Plant

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

Representatives of Entergy Nuclear and the union representing control room operators and other technical workers are preparing for around the clock bargaining sessions to avoid a strike at the two Indian Point nuclear plants.

10 Things to Know About Power Plant Water Use, 10 Reasons to Care

Kyle Rabin | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Kyle Rabin

Some things get better with age. Not power plants. The nation's older power plants that still rely on antiquated and damaging once-through cooling systems have a huge thirst for water.

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.