The Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant (photo courtesy of Associated Press)
The Columbia Generating Station (CGS), the last remaining nuclear power plant in the Pacific Northwest, poses a significant danger to the health of people throughout our region. Located on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Washington, the CGS's GE Mark 2 Boiling Water Reactor features significant design problems (it is the same type of reactor that suffered a meltdown in Fukushima, Japan in March of 2011).
We have created a report that details the timeline and needs for closing the Columbia Generating Station which can serve as a roadmap for what is needed in a decommissioning plan:
Oregon and Washington PSR's Nuclear Power Program advocates for closing the plant as soon as possible and replacing the electricity from this aging power plant with clean, safe, renewable energy sources. Follow the links below to find out more about the economic and safety and security reasons for shuttering the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant.