Cooling water for power plants

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Posted by Mojo Mike on February 22, 2008 at 09:39:38:

In Reply to: Edison has approval to build an 150-acre man-made giant kelp forest off San Clemente posted by on February 21, 2008 at 01:46:10:

The coastal power plants take their source for cooling water for their condensors from the ocean.

Friends that use to work some of those coastal plants. Use to tell me a story of a scuba diver getting sucked thru the cooling water intake. That is out in the ocean. This inflow is dumped into a canal. Then it is sucked into huge cooling water pumps.

Has anyone ever heard of a scuba diver being sucked in and rescued from the canal. Or is this just a tall tale?

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