Invasive species and a solution

Discussion in 'Environment' started by CrusaderFrank, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. CrusaderFrank

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

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    It may not be Obama's fault, but Asian Carp are prepared to launch an assault on the Great Lakes

    "CHICAGO – An Asian carp was found for the first time beyond electric barriers meant to keep the voracious invasive species out of the Great Lakes, state and federal officials said Wednesday, prompting renewed calls for swift action to block their advance...."

    Single Asian carp found 6 miles from Lake Michigan - Yahoo! News

    It has breached the Kursk-like lines of defenses we've put up in preparation for this eventuality.

    There's only one solution and I just read it yesterday:

    "The cooling system at Indian Point power plant in New York on the Hudson River uses outdated technology that requires up to 2.5 billion gallons of river water each day for cooling. The daily water use results in deaths of almost one billion river organisms per year according to various publications. The AP reported baby fish and fish eggs, and other life forms are sucked into the cooling system, tossed around, warmed up and then ejected, dead or damaged."

    Nuclear Powerplant Kills Nearly One Billion Organisms a Year | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

    The Solution: Build nuclear power plants on their lines of approach and we vacuum those suckers up and we get nuclear energy in the process!

    My work here is done.

    (Oh, you should know that in statements made against keeping Indian Point Nuclear Center open (which supplies fully 25% of our power here), Riverkeeper outright lied and claimed that the power plant kills "1 billion fish annually")
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2010

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