Fish kill reported at Dominion Millstone 3

The Dominion (NYSE:D) Millstone Unit 3 nuclear facility in Connecticut has reported a non-spill-related environmental fish kill, according to an “event report” filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Jan. 4.

There were more than 300 fish “found in the trash basket” on Jan. 2, according to the report filed with NRC.

The cause of the fish kill is unknown at this time. The type of fish reported was Atlantic Menhaden. The NRC resident inspector at Millstone was notified.

Millstone 3 is the larger of the two pressurized water reactors (PWRs) at the nuclear station at Waterford, Conn. Millstone 2 is listed with a capacity of roughly 900 MW whereas Millstone 3 has an operating capacity of about 1,200 MW.

The Long Island Sound is the water source for the nuclear power station.

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