Conservationists are calling for a rethink over plans for a nuclear power plant development that could kill up to 250,000 fish a day. EDF, the company behind the development, says about 1,800 fish a day, or 650,000 a year, will get caught. The argument at Hinkley Point C in Somerset revolves around whether EDF must install an acoustic fish deterrent, which the company wants to remove. EDF wants to install a different fish protection system, which it says is “designed to reduce the number of fish entering the intakes compared with older power stations and an acoustic fish deterrent.” The starkly-different figures are part of a consultation process over the acoustic fish deterrent.
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