Sea Farming Found Thriving at Power Plant Outfalls

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Title

Sea Farming Found Thriving at Power Plant Outfalls

Alternative Title

Sea Farming at Power Plant Outfalls

Subject

Pollution--Florida
Water quality--Florida
Fishing--Florida
Oysters--United States
Nuclear energy--United States

Description

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.

Creator

Twitty, Tom

Source

Photocopy of original newspaper article: "Sea Farming Found Thriving at Power Plant Outfalls." Twitty, Tom. The Orlando Sentinel, April 30, 1972: binder 1972, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1972-04-30

Date Copyrighted

1972-04-30

Date Issued

1972-04-30

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.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

294 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

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

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Science Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Tom Twitty and published by The Orlando Sentinel.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Orlando Sentinel and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

King, Joshua

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"History of Lake Apopka." St John's River Water Management District. January 28, 2013. Accessed June 05, 2016. http://www.sjrwmd.com/lakeapopka/history.html.

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