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Lake Restoration at Bushy Park

The old cooling lake on the site of Marchwood Power Station extends to about 6 hectares. It is used by Southampton Institute to train the masters of large vessels such as bulk carriers and supertankers. The models they navigate on the water as part of their training are all computer controlled, and the facility is one of only two such training areas in the World. The lake used to be closed for several periods of two weeks at a time in the summer for excessive growths of weed and filamentous algae to be removed, at great expense and with even more serious loss of income.

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