Tell the Environmental Protection Agency
To Issue a Rule that Stops Needless Fish Kills
Facilities that operate with Cooling Water Intake Structures are collectively killing billions of fish every year in the Delaware River.
The Nuclear Generating Station, a Delaware River facility, alone kills over 3 billion fish a year including:
- Over 59 million Blueback Herring
- Over 77 million Weakfish
- Over 134 million
- Over 412 million White Perch
- Over 448 million Striped Bass
- Over 2 billion Bay Anchovy
(Figures provided are numbers of fish killed. Source: correspondence from US Fish & Wildlife Service to NJDEP, June 30, 2000 relying on PSE&G permit application data)
The Environmental Protection Agency is considering draft regulations that could change this at Salem and every other existing powerplant and facility that has a cooling water intake structure which is needlessly killing fish by using old technology.
Closed cycle cooling could reduce these fish kills by 95% or more.
We want that for every operating facility on the Delaware River.
Take a moment and write your comment today.
Deadline is August 19, so please act fast.
To learn more and get help with what to say got to:
Comments should be sent to:
The Honorable Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator
Water Docket, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code 4203M
Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0667