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We’re Up the Creek

Salem + Oyster + Hope = Up the Creek

Salem Creek and Hope Creek nuclear power plants. Lower Alloways NJ
Oyster Creek. Lacey township, NJ
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  1. jerseyswamp2
    April 1st, 2008 at 19:02 | #1

    Southern New Jersey is very flat. Fifteen feet above sea level is high. The ominous profile of the Salem nuclear cooling can be seen from three counties around. However it is what is not seen that is more ominous. There are three nuclear reactors on “artificial island” in Lower Alloways where PSE&G generates juice. There should be three cooling towers too. PSE&G hoodwinked New Jersey and the people of south Jersey in particular into letting them forgo the cooling towers for two of the reactors with the same team of lobbiests they are using now. This despite the requirements of the federal clean water act and the NJ water pollution control act. So What? What this means is that instead of a couple million of gallons of water a day from the Delaware Bay to cool down the reactors – a billion gallons a day is needed. This process results in the shredding of millions of fish and hatchlings that are drawn into the hungry vortex that feeds the cooling systems of these Nukes. If PSE&G wants to build another reactor – they should be forced to put cooling towers up for all the reactors they are operating on “artificial island”.

  2. nohesitation
    April 1st, 2008 at 20:10 | #2

    Absolutely right Jswamp!
    I spent a great day on Sunday rambling around the Salem River and the swamps – even time reading all the PSEG greenscam observation bird deck signs about the salt marsh restoration (as predicted, that project has failed to meet its design criteria).
    Lots of folks who knew better backed this PSEG “restoration” project as a mitigation alternative to cooling towers required under the Clean Water Act. This provided “green cover” and allowed PSEG adn DEP to fool the public, who apparently trusted those who backed the restoration plan
    (hint: follow the money – wouldn’t be the first time PSEG relied on greenscam and spreading money around to dupe the public and dodge costly environmental compliance obligations, like cleaning up almost 100 toxic old coal gas plant sites.)..
    After a while, I felt under surveilance and that I was about to be locked up – so I drove to the plant adn asked permission to photograph. Denied.
    BTW, PSEG should be required by DEP to install cooling towers (as should Oyster Creek) regardless of whether they try to build a new nuke plant).

  3. Betternj
    April 1st, 2008 at 21:06 | #3

    First reactions:
    OHMIGOSH! what TALL buildings!
    Hey, what nice lines on that tower!
    But you sure seem ‘steamed’ over something,….. but ….not quite sure what….

  4. blarneyboy
    April 1st, 2008 at 21:21 | #4

    If nuclear power is so “cheap”, PSE&G should be able to throw a few bucks towards the environment, including protecting the fishes.
    I need them to go with my fries, Betternj.
    Seriously, thanks for the nice article, Nohesitation. a PUBLIC utility ought to have public concerns instead of just the financial interests of it’s stockholders and very well paid employees.
    It should pay something for owning a monopoly!

  5. nohesitation
    April 2nd, 2008 at 08:21 | #5

    Hey blarney – I tried a new format – a series of individual photo’s as independent posts.
    Did it work to tell a visual story?
    Or does it need text backup? (more coming along those lines)

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