State looks to rein in power plants

New York State is proposing a plan that it says will cut fish deaths by 98 percent by forcing power plants to install new and expensive water recirculating systems.

According to a report released today by several environmental groups, 16 billion gallons of water are sucked in every day by New York's 25 power plants, many of which are on Long Island. The report goes on to claim 171 million adult fish are killed and injured each year because of power plants.

The Island's largest power provider, National Grid, told News 12 Long Island it will push for cheaper alternatives to the new state plan to keep power bills down. Environmentalists argue the proposed law won't cost consumers much.

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