wrni – The Attorney General and environmental activists claim the plant is to blame for a sharp reduction in fish stocks in the bay. They say a cooling system at the power plant has raised the temperature of the bay and that that increase is destroying the fishery.
Brayton Point operators deny harming Mount Hope Bay. The blame a decrease in fish on overfishing. Still they are making plans for a new multi-million dollar cooling system that would rely less on water from the bay.
WRNI’s Jason Beaubien visited the power plant and filed this report for WRNI’s Morning Edition.