Fish Kills in the Billions at Nuclear Plant

A new British study similar to a report we released in 2001 has found that coastal nuclear power plants take a huge toll on sea life, especially fish. In our landmark report: Licensed to Kill: How the nuclear power industry destroys endangered marine wildlife and ocean habitat to save money, we revealed that fish, fingerlings, sea turtles and other animals were killed and harmed and stocks depleted by the intake systems at nuclear reactors. Now, Dr. Peter Henderson, a researcher at Oxford University, has found that nuclear power intake systems in Britain are responsible for destroying as much as half the commercial catch for some species. "The number of animals killed is colossal,” Dr. Henderson told The Times.