10 Jul '11, 12am

Giant Bass-O-Matic Power Plants Killing Millions Of Great Lakes Fish #green

Giant Bass-O-Matic Power Plants Killing Millions Of Great Lakes Fish #green

Cooling intakes kill fish prized by anglers and sold in supermarkets, along with many more smaller fish and other aquatic organisms that those species depend on for food. Critics compare the outdated technology to the Bass-o-Matic, the fish-pureeing prop from an old "Saturday Night Live" sketch. He calls it "a threat to the Great Lakes ecosystem that has largely gone unaddressed for years." But the data for the story don't include Indiana and he didn't even ask about Canada, which has a series of nuclear reactors and coal powered plants along the shores of Lake Ontario and Lake Huron. Pickering Nuclear Power Plant. Image credit OPG In Canada, the Pickering Nuclear plant on its own kills a million fish and 62 million fish eggs and larvae. According to the Star last year, The fish, which include alewife, northern pike, Chinook salmon and rainbow smelt, are killed when they'r...

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