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Old 10-21-2016, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Cape Fear, North Carolina
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Newcomers to the area and wondering about the brown/beige foam floating on the Intracoastal where it passes under 211 (N. Howe St.) just south of the Dosher Cutoff. After reading about the coal ash spill into the Neuse River I'm wondering if that's what it is. Of course, it was there before the hurricane breezed through. The surface of the Lockwood Folly River is clean so we are mystified by what it is.
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:04 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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That body of water is not the intracoastal waterway .... I don't know what it is actually called, maybe someone else can help ..... but whatever it is called .....

MyReporter.com What is in the water that comes from the Brunswick Nuclear Plant at Southport?

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Old 10-21-2016, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Cape Fear, North Carolina
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That body of water is not the intracoastal waterway.... but in any case.....

MyReporter.com What is in the water that comes from the Brunswick Nuclear Plant at Southport?
Thanks, Stonecreek. Mapquest has it labeled as the ICW and I didn't know what to call it. We're both wrong!

Good information and I appreciate it
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:23 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Yeah, if you go on google earth, it does not touch the intracoastal waterway, it stops abruptly before the waterway.... so it APPEARS as if it simply is a place to dump the water from the plant.
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:39 AM
 
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Its not the intracoastal waterway, its the cooling water canal for Duke Power's nuclear plant. The water drops off a ledge (like a waterfall) as part of the cooling process when it exits the plant, and organic material in the water creates the foam. Its the same thing as the foam you see in the ocean some days when the wind and waves cause the salt and other organic material in the ocean water to foam.
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Old 10-21-2016, 11:02 AM
 
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When it's just caused b heavy surf, I think its proper name is spindrift.

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Old 10-21-2016, 12:29 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Spindrift.... that's different from our politicians... they're spendthrifts.
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