Treading Water: How states can minimise the impact of power plants on aquatic life

 

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Grace Communications Foundation, Sierra Club, Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper Alliance and River Network, 2013

The United States Environmental Protection Authority (E.P.A) has proposed and is soon to finalise a new water pollution regulation for cooling water intake structures at existing power plants. This rule will require state environmental agencies to revisit 600 coal power plants to determine if they should continue to use outdated cooling systems that withdraw massive volumes of water and kill billions of fish every year. This report identifies best practice from around the U.S to assist state officials, it is also designed to give environmental organisations and citizens the facts they need to advocate for the protection of lakes, rivers, oceans and estuaries.

Read the full report here