The Seabrook Station pulls in half a million gallons of seawater per minute and transports it three miles--from the ocean into its turbine building for cooling. But what about the fish? This is a serious concern because of the impact on the local ecosystem and fish populations. In normal conditions, the in-take pipes, which are about eight feet above the ocean floor, don't take in very much debris from the sea. You can see a few starfish and seaweed from the screens that take out debris. However, on stormy days, they need to continually empty out this basket and throw away the debris.
October 1, 2010 10:25 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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