A plant spokesman says the company has a responsibility to take care of the environment.
Environmentalists say the fine is a slap on the wrist compared to a $1 million settlement for a fish kill in 2002.
Migrating fish in Barnegat Bay are attracted by the warm water discharged from the nuclear plant in Lacey Township. The water turns cold when the plant is shut down.
Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com