Energy Production

  • James W. Moore
Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)


Water use by the energy sector typically induces environmental impacts through the discharge of toxic and radioactive substances, release of heated water, entrainment and impingement by cooling water systems, discharge of off-flavor chemicals, and alteration of migratory patterns of aquatic species. The main agents of impact are fossil fuel, electrical generating plants, and nuclear industries, but development of tidal power facilities is increasing to the point where the multiple use of some coastal waters is affected. The other major component of energy production, hydroelectric facilities, was covered in Chapter 2.


Petroleum Hydrocarbon Drilling Fluid Smallmouth Bass World Water Thermal Discharge 
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  • James W. Moore
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  1. 1.VegrevilleCanada

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