US nuclear plant kills turtles


This video is called Green Turtle Swimming in Bonaire.

From WWAY in the USA:

Brunswick Nuclear Plant to blame for deaths of endangered sea turtles

Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 05/15/2012 – 6:21pm

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Three endangered sea turtles died recently near the Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport. The turtles died after getting into the canal that provides cooling water for plant operations.

The Brunswick Nuclear Plant is not far from the Atlantic Ocean. At times, migrating sea turtles make their way onto the property. This time, it had deadly consequences.

“It’s the filtration racks that are designed to block trash from getting into the cooling water, but sometimes they catch turtles, fish or other wildlife, and this is an example of one where an endangered sea turtle was actually killed,” said Tom Clements of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability.

The plant found not one, but three green sea turtles dead in the intake canal last week. Clements learned about the first death via an e-mail from the plant on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website.

“Some of these things don’t reach the public unless you go searching for them,” he said.

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