16 Nov '11, 4pm

Thirsty Power Plants Threaten Watersheds, Study Finds

Thirsty Power Plants Threaten Watersheds, Study Finds

Union of Concerned Scientists/Energy and Water in a Warming World Data from 2008 show that power plants in Texas, and Massachusetts consume the most water in the cooling process.. The first chapter of a new report on the effect of power plants on freshwater systems has the feel of a documentary film. Imagine a camera panning the dessicated Texas landscape as a voice intones statistics from the brutal 2011 drought — a dried-up Brazos River, 80 days of 100-degree-plus temperatures, and so on. And then the punch line: “An energy-water collision wasn’t far behind.” Cut to a close-up: “One plant had to curtail nighttime operations because the drought had reduced the amount of cool water available to bring down the temperature of water discharged from the plant,” the report says. (The Environmental Protection Agency regulates the maximum temperature of such discharges to ensure ...

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