Many industries, both historically and in present day, were located near the Susquehanna River because of the benefits it offers as an abundant source of water and for transportation. The river is harnessed for hydroelectric power generation and is used by nuclear (think Three Mile Island) and non-nuclear power plants. Steel mills and paper plants are located on its shores. Train tracks are laid parallel to the river due to the flat ground and proximity to other sources of transportation. These industries rely on the river but they can also have a negative impact on water quantity and quality if not done in a considerate manner. RiverStewards works to show how business and industry benefit from the river and how they can, in return, benefit it. The following are images of some industries along the banks of the river.