Archive: Jun 2014

New Manufacturing Facility Cooling Water Intake Regulations from the EPA

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water intake regulations
To cool their plants and facilities, many industrial manufacturers utilize large volumes of water from various bodies of naturally occurring water.  The list includes oceans, estuaries, rivers, and lakes. Although this has been done for decades, there has been growing concern and debate about possible damage that is caused by the intake systems to the overall environment, and in particular, marine life.