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Illinois Nuke, Coal Plants Dumping Millions of Gallons of Near 100-Degree Water Into Waterways

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, energy, environment, Illinois EPA, habitat, healthconditions, water )

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The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is allowing power stations "to dump millions of gallons of hot water into Illinois waterways each day," a Chicago Tribune report released Monday shows.

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Lynn Squance (235)
Monday August 27, 2012, 10:28 pm
Think about it . . . too warm water will adversely affect aquatic life. The warmer currents in the Atlantic Ocean are driving plant, animal and fish further north into the North Sea. Indigenous North Sea species are being displaced, or destroyed all together.

In inland waterways, the same thing will happen. The ripple effects may be seen more easily and more quickly. These ripple effects cannot be allowed to happen.

This can also lead to human health issues through the propogation of various algaes in water, made more rampant by the warmth of the water.

What price will we pay for our health and the health of the planet. Think about West Nile Virus that needs a warm breeding ground for mosquitoes that bear the disease. Think about Legionnaires disease that usually is produced by bacterium in the standing water of air conditioning. These things are already happening. Do we need to commit a slow and painful suicide for ourselves and our planet?

Edo R (71)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 12:52 am
Thanks for sharing!

Elaya Raja (39)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 1:15 am
Thank you

Daniel Partlow (179)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 8:37 am
Where are the brains? Certainly not making the decisions!!!

wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Monday September 10, 2012, 6:11 am
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And isn't it .. errr shall we say: fascinatingly remarkable, how (very targeted) someone/thing/whatever here @care2 keeps, for years now --per-sis-tent-ly-- deleting (some) comments (of some users), WHEREAS --in appalling sharp contrast-- care2 has not even managed to delete spam postings when the spammer's profile gets deleted ?

wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Monday September 10, 2012, 6:12 am
Date: Monday, August 27, 2012, 11:29 PM
Subject: Comment on: Illinois Nuke, Coal Plants Dumping Millions of Gallons of Near 100-Degree Water into Waterways

fish&c are the weeds of rivers. Nukes help to eradicate them.
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