Discover The Finger Lakes
Savor Life's hour-long weekly show bringing listeners right into the majesty of the Finger Lakes!
Savor Life host Michael Warren Thomas uses this hour to explore wine tours, travel, and the latest news spanning the region around the eleven lakes.
If you're looking to learn more about everything our region has to offer, this show will have it covered!
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Greenidge Power on Seneca Lake claims to be using the “best technology available” at this massive power plant. If that was true they would have installed fish screens on the water intake (139 million gallons a day) and set up a closed loop cooling system that would avoid the release of up to 108 degree water into the trout stream that feeds into Seneca Lake.
The proposed Bitcoin mining expansion at Greenidge Power on Seneca Lake would use 139,000,000 gallons of water from Seneca Lake every day to cool their 30,000 computers, and then release it into a trout stream at up to 108 degrees to drain back into the lake. Over the course the year it is equivalent to all the water in Conesus Lake, but that is hard to visualize. They would be using the equivalent of 27,800 tank trucks of water every day, and that line of trucks would extend over 100 miles end to end. Get more details from SenecaLakeGuardian.org.
Yet another massive industrial complex on Seneca Lake wants to expand, in this case by quadrupling their power generation. They are projecting to withdraw 139 million gallons of water each day from Seneca Lake to cool their 30,000 computers that will be operating 24/7 and then return the warm water, potentially according to their permit up to 108 degrees. Over a year that quantity of water is over 50 billion gallons which is more than all the water in Conesus Lake.