The local paper, the Northampton Gazette, had a recent article in which the Connecticut River Watershed Council predicted that there may be ice next year down stream from the nuclear reactor at Vernon.
This topic has been discussed previously on this blog. Today, Dec 16, I went out looking at the Connecticut River. There had been a day a few days ago with the temperature down to 10 F, with a wind chill. Winter has begun. Here in Northampton the Connecticut River is open at Northampton, the Oxbow is frozen
I believe that when Yankee Vernon stops releasing its thermal plume, the river in Northampton will look much more like the Oxbow. It seems apparent if one takes the time to look.
- Heat pollution of Connecticut River from Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant (nuclear-news.net)