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StuartJones

I am not a scientist but I do know that discharging warm water into the sea can cause enviromental problems.

Sellafield nuclear processing plant does this and enviromentalists say this "The discharge of large volumes of warm water in to the Duddon Estuary would inevitably have ecological effects, possibly including the creation of conditions favourable to invasive species not native to the Cumbrian coast" http://www.savekirksanton.org.uk/sites/default/files/document/cumbria%20wildlife%20trust%20response%20to%20ecc%20consultation%20on%20nps.pdf

I presume the volume of water in Sweden, however, is minimal compared to Cumbria.

vinnie mirchandani

Stuart, discharges. dumps etc obviously have all kinds of impacts on oceans and seas and rivers that we have just scratched the surface in terms of understanding.

But more positively locally to us, the warm discharge from a power plant actually attracts the threatened species of manatees as I wrote below

http://florence20.typepad.com/renaissance/2010/12/manatees-and-more.html

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