07 Feb '11, 12am

New Tuas desalination plant to have 'slight negative impact' on marine life

SINGAPORE - The construction of the second desalination plant at Tuas - which, when complete, would provide another viable source of water supply for Singapore - may have "a slight negative impact" on marine life, in particular, fish. This, according to an environmental impact assessment study that was commissioned by national water agency PUB. The study was conducted by DHI Water and Environment over six months and its128-page report has been accepted by the PUB. Among its findings: Habitat loss is also expected for plants and animals living at the bottom of the sea measuring more than 0.5mm in length - known as microbenthics - but they are predicted to recover in the short term. Regarding water quality, the study noted that iron oxides, total suspended solids and boron at the plant's offshore diffuser as well as within a 10m mixing zone will exceed the National Environme...

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