The Center is in the forefront of protecting America's nuclear fleet from this menace. Court rulings and EPA regulations are still going back and forth over the 316(b) regulation relating to 'best technology available' for protecting river, lake and ocean fish. Ristroph Screen technology is the best technology available. Center staff are pictured at right standing near such screens at a nuclear power plant water intake area. Although some fish eggs and larvae are what are called impinged and entrained on screens and through the cooling system, electricity power plants pose little danger to the overall fish populations.
The Center has a long history of fish protection and river clean ups. We have conducted numerous river tours, creek walks and water testing. These activities have included macroinvertebrate species tests using kick seins (see photos above). We will continue to work to protect fish populations and assure that America has sufficient electricity to maintain the American way of life. We will also continue our work to mitigate global warming by promoting the safe use of nuclear power.