I was reading this agreeing with you for the most part, but then the end really made me not trust anything else you wrote. 'sewer pipe' outfall I would drink it right in front of you it's that clean (unless they are having a problem at that particular time of course - but generally speaking the water is clean). I would drink 'sewage pipe water' before drinking water from the river itself, but that's a complicated reason. The water discharge is warmer, but clean.
There is no discharge water from Point Lepreau. Stop spreading scare misinformation. The cooling system is a closed loop water system, similar to the radiator system in a hot water heating system in your home, a radiator system in your car, etc. There is no discharge whatsoever. Any radioactive waste is stored nearby above ground in thick concrete containers that do not allow any radiation to be emitted. The waste produced in the past 30years is insignificant, you would be surprised at how little space it takes up. There is no radiation emitted from Point Lepreau or any other nuclear power plant in the world.
PS - i'm a civil engineering consultant who has designed sewage treatment plants and has worked at point lepreau.
The sewage treatment systems you design may discharge very clean water, but not the majority of those that run into Saint John harbour...those are the ones I'm talking about and they've have been around along time...nothing more than a big pipe. If you'd like to drink that water go ahead, just be careful not to choke on a condom or pad! Even the sewage treatment facility upstream releases large "ice bergs" of toilet paper and everything else mixed in. I've also worked on lots of industrial sites, I can tell you very few if any are as environmentally responsible as they claim to be. There are cover ups and "let's get this done before Environment Canada comes in tomorrow, we told them this was done last year" type of rush jobs. I especially like the ones where you have to wear SCBA and not make sparks!
I have worked on the cooling water lines for Lepreau, they do discharge into the bay and there is tritium in that water....its a fact jack....
"Tritium continues to be the only radionuclide released by Point Lepreau that was
detected in the environment during this time period.
Small increases in the tritium activity in air for AMS 5 located in Digby N.S.
indicate that there is some transport of radioactivity across the Bay of Fundy of no
ecological or human health risk."
I'm not fear mongering, I'm stating the facts and some people don't like them. Do whatever you want because many people will just do the opposite of what they're told anyways.
Keep eating your tilapia, shrimp, mussels, oysters and baby clams raised in sewer water in Vietnam, Thailand, China etc too. http://www.snopes.co...ngs/tilapia.asp http://www.nytimes.c...wanted=all&_r=0
We all have to be careful about what DEAD FISH we consume, wild or farmed.
I say keep things they way they were, no dead fish. There are too many people out there that will kill a fish or their limit just to get a picture. I know I've done it as a kid, but have realized the errors of my ways. I've had pictures taken down because of having a hand on the gill plate of a 4 foot striper that was very alive and swam away. Dave thought my hand was in the gills, which it was not. Meanwhile worse photos were posted than that and photos of guys at the boat launch with striped bass they obviously kept and/or were dead.