State aims to reduce Indian Point water use, save more fish

New York state is upping the ante in the battle over fish.

The Department of Environmental Conservation wants to cut water intake at certain power plants and other industrial facilities, including Indian Point, to protect the state’s “vital fisheries.”

That means the nuclear plant may have to come up with a technology for cooling its operation that uses a fraction of the billions of gallons of river water it now sucks through its pipes daily. Cost estimates for new cooling towers have topped $1 billion.

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