Sea Farming Found Thriving at Power Plant Outfalls
Sea Farming at Power Plant Outfalls
Nuclear energy--United States
A newspaper article discussing various scientific studies presented to Florida Academy of Sciences at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. These studies examined the effects of coastal power plants on marine life, focusing mainly on thermal pollution resulting from the discharge of coolant water. The studies show conflicting results, with some reporting no increase in mortality for marine species in heated water, while others show more dramatic impacts on marine animal and plant populations. The article notes that while animal populations can simply move to avoid thermal pollution, the effects on marine plants are more severe and may impact fish nurseries. Power plants featured in the studies include Tampa Electric Company's Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach, Florida Power Corporation's Crystal River Coal and Nuclear Power Plant in Crystal River, Florida, Florida Power & Light Company's Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station in Homestead, Florida, and the Orlando Utilities Commission's Indian River Power Plant in Titusville.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of photocopied newspaper article: "Sea Farming Found Thriving at Power Plant Outfalls."Twitty, Tom. The Orlando Sentinel, April 30, 1972.
Is Part Of
Binder 1972, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.
Friends of Lake Apopka Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 newspaper article
Big Bend Power Station, Apollo Beach, Florida
Crystal River Coal and Nuclear Power Plant, Crystal River, Florida
Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station, Turkey Point, Homestead, Florida
Orlando Utilities Commission Indian River Power Plant, Titusville, Florida
Originally created by Tom Twitty and published by The Orlando Sentinel.
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