New Orleans Times-Picayune – Barge capsizes near Hahnville, closing Mississippi River to ships
“A barge carrying caustic soda capsized in the Mississippi River above Hahnville on Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 26), forcing the closure of the river to ship traffic between mile markers 126 and 131...”
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Mining Awareness says “That is either just below or could be at Waterford! What happens for water intake? “
Let’s see . . . .
p.172: “The Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station is an existing facility that discharges wastewater to the Mississippi River and 40 Arpent Canal.”
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ClivateViewer Map showing Waterford 3 proximity to the spillway across the river
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“NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River to one-way traffic from mile marker 127 to mile marker 129 to all vessels, near Hahnville, Louisiana.
The Mississippi River was closed Tuesday in response to a collision between two towing vessels near mile marker 129 on the Mississippi River. One barge carrying caustic soda capsized in the river….”