Print Edition
Jellyfish [File].(Photo by: INIMAGE)
Watch: Hundreds of jellyfish threaten to clog up Israeli power plant
Are jellyfish a threat to Israeli power stations?
Swarms of jelly fish washed up from the Mediterranean Sea threatened to clog one of Israel's main power stations on Tuesday during hot summer days, its chief engineer told Reuters.

Located north of Tel Aviv and near the coastal Israeli town of Hadera, the coal-fired power station, "Orot Rabin", uses seawater to cool off their systems.

Almost every summer seasonal jellyfish get sucked into the system threatening to shut down the plant's turbines, but workers managed to clear the system and dispose the white creatures, the station chief engineer told Reuters.

The jellyfish are disposed of at a waste facility supervised by Israel's Ministry of Environmental Protection, the power plant's chief engineer said.

print gohome Arab-Israeli Conflict | Israel News | Diaspora | Middle East | Opinion | Premium | Blogs | Not Just News | Edition Francaise | Green Israel

Copyright © 2014 Jpost Inc. All rights reserved • Terms of UsePrivacy Policy