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Monday, August 15, 2011

BILLIONS OF FISH DYING

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 Salem 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 Atlantic Croaker
  • 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
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460
 
Attention:  Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0667

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