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Regulators asked to close Washington nuclear plant until crack in cooling system repaired via The Oregonian

Anti-nuclear groups want federal regulators to keep the region’s lone nuclear plant shut down until repairs are made to a cracked pipe that feeds cooling water to the reactor. The Columbia Generating Station in Richland, Washington, shut down a week … Continue reading

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Washington’s Columbia Generating Station Is a Seismic Timebomb via Earth Island Journal

New studies reveal nuclear plant is near major faults The Columbia Generation Station, Washington’s only commercial reactor, sits inside the Department of Energy’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a former nuclear weapons production site. Powered by a General Electric Mark II boiling … Continue reading

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Group: Shutting down Richland nuke plant would save money via Tri-City Herald

SEATTLE — Physicians for Social Responsibility plans to release a new report Wednesday showing that shutting down the commercial nuclear power plant near Richland could save utility customers $1.7 billion over 17 years, the group announced. However, Energy Northwest and … Continue reading

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