Mitigation for Power Plant Fish Entrainment – Northeast Utilities 

The Millstone Nuclear Station was faced with construction of cooling towers to prevent entrainment of juvenile flounder migrating past the plant’s cooling water intake structure near Niantic Bay, Connecticut.  The project recommended protection of remnant, pristine habitat plus restoration of degraded tidal habitat in Long Island Sound to compensate for entrainment losses and as an alternative to cooling towers.  The ‘eco-technology solution’ represented a cost effective, ecologically sound option and led to the Phase II rule adopted by USEPA under authority of the Clean Water Act.