Archives for: May 2010, 11
UT SeaCooling Ban on Power Plants
The State Water Resources Control Board last week decided to phase out once-through cooling for seaside power plants because the process kills more than 2.6 million fish and 19 billion fish larvae annually, according to the agency. The policy may be contested by energy companies concerned about the cost of compliance, including fitting new infrastructure into existing facilities.
Ratepayers statewide will pay the bills for retrofitting, which could reach into the billions of dollars.