SOUNDKEEPER TERRY BACKER & ACTIVIST NANCY BURTON CALL FOR MILLSTONE MODIFICATION TO SPARE FISH, PROTECT LONG ISLAND SOUND
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Long Island Soundkeeper Terry Backer will join environmental activist Nancy Burton at a press conference on March 19, 2007 at 9 AM in front of the Hartford Superior Court (95 Washington Street) to call for converting the Millstone Nuclear Power Station to a fish-friendly cooling system.
A court hearing is scheduled for 9:30 AM on March 19, 2007 on Burton’s application for a temporary injunction to put Millstone in cold shutdown during the impending annual fish larvae migration. The microscopic larvae are swept by the billions into the Millstone cooling water intakes and destroyed.
As Long Island Soundkeeper, Backer has spearheaded federal litigation to convert power plants to closed cooling systems.
“Once-through cooling - what is used at Millstone - is equivalent to a fish-killing machine and it needs to stop,” said Backer.