Water use: Susquehanna River

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DEP study assessing nuclear waste levels in Schuylkill River

A facility that cleans the uniforms of nuclear industry employees, including those at the Limerick Generating Station, is monitoring the build up of low-level radioactive material in the Schuylkill River. 

Feds order power plants, others to stop killing off fish, or replace them

January 15, 2005

NEW STEPS TO SAVE RIVER CREATURES

 

By Ad Crable 

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal

 

Each year, millions of game fish, fish eggs crayfish and other organisms are sucked out of the Lower Susquehanna River and killed by power plants.

Now, after a decade of debate and lawsuits, new federal regulations will – for the first time – force utilities and other large water users along the nation's rivers, streams and reservoirs to reduce the mortality significantly or replace what is lost.

Water Problems at Three Mile Island: 1980-2003

1980

TMI-2: 1980 - The Susquehanna Valley Alliance, based in Lancaster, successfully prevented GPU/Met Ed from dumping 700,000 gallons of radioactive water into the Susquehanna River.

 

1985

TMI-1: August 14, 1985 - Three-thousand gallons of LLRW water leaked into the containment building.

 

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