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Nuclear plant may destroy abalone industry: groups

BOILING POINT:Biologists said the temperatures of the water surrounding nuclear power plants sometimes exceeds 40?C in summer, which is too high for abalone

By Chung Li-hua, Yu Chao-fu and Jason Pan  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

“The plant is not operating at the moment. There are no research figures that can conclusively predict how nuclear power generation might impact the aquaculture industry. When it starts up, we will monitor the water temperature and the plant’s emissions to ensure the abalone industry is not affected by the plant,” Wang said.

Additional reporting by Chen Wei-tsung

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