Water discharge channel
Here's a view of the building that houses the heat recovery steam generator that creates steam from the gas turbines' waste heat. But since not all that heat can be used now, the plant pulls in millions of gallons of water per day from the Charles River to condense the steam. Then it discharges that hotter water into the river. The plant monitors water temperatures and how many dead fish there are per day, but the number has not gone over the limit of a few a day.
June 21, 2011 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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