Seattle Once Proposed to warm up Puget Sound with a Nuclear Reactor
In an article in the Seattle Times Tuesday describing Washington State’s acquisition of a little island to become a state park, this gem of a quote is found:
The Seattle City Council next purchased the island, voting 40 years ago to buy Kiket for a $250 million nuclear-power plant. One of the plant’s many benefits, the utility boasted in a promotional flier, would be warming up the waters of Puget Sound with discharge from the plant’s cooling towers, creating the opportunity for comfy swimming year-round.
Ah, how relaxing, swimming in nice warm nuclear power plant discharge!