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Wednesday
Nov262014

Seals entrained at Welsh nuclear power plant

As reported in Licensed to Kill, animals are sucked into nuclear power plants through the high velocity cooling water intake systems. In Wales, at the Wylfa plant, a mother seal and her pup recently endured this trauma, Fortunately both were rescued and survived. But it remains a little-publicized "side effect" of once-through cooling power plants that kill or mame millions of sea creatures, especially fish, fingerlings and spawn but also larger animals and endangered sea life such as sea turtles. More.