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Main Title Overview of the issues surrounding thermal discharges in the Des Plaines River
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Saulys, Vacys J.
Surles, Terrence.
Publisher Energy and Environmental Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory,
Year Published 1979
Report Number ANL/EPA V-2 ; EPA-78-D-X0321 ; DOE84426
OCLC Number 156992796
Subjects Thermal pollution of rivers, lakes, etc ; Electric power-plants--Cooling ; Des Plaines River--Temperature
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  GB1398.8.I5D47 1979 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/27/2007
Collation iv, 60 p. ; 28 cm.
April 1979. fulfillment of Task Order ANL/EPA V-2, Interagency Agreement EPA-78-D-X0321, DOE 84426. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
This review effort was undertaken to clarify and, if possible, quantify the issues surrounding the thermal input into the lower Des Plaines River from the Commonwealth Edison Joliet Electrical Generation Facility. The central issue is whether or not a reduction of the thermal discharge from the facility would produce beneficial environmental effects. This issue is clouded due to the fact of a number of environmental problems.These problems include: the river water quality, sediment quality, and barge traffic impacts. These variables, coupled with the uncertain future stream volume and conflicting data, prevent any simplistic conclusions from being drawn. Thus, any short-term study can only result in an overview of the situation.