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  • Richland-area nuclear plant’s earthquake risk minimized, study claims

    RICHLAND – Earthquake risks at the nuclear power plant near Richland were underestimated when the facility was built and plant officials have downplayed the possible threats, a new study says. …


  • Bonneville Power Administration seeks efficiency gains

    HANFORD – The Columbia Generating Station is undergoing its most expensive refueling and maintenance shutdown ever as the owner of the nuclear plant tries to improve its reliability and costs. …


  • Reactor undergoes refueling, upgrades

    HANFORD — The Columbia Generating Station here is undergoing its most expensive refueling and maintenance shutdown ever as the owner of the nuclear plant tries to improve its reliability and …


  • Hanford nuclear plant shut down for refueling

    RICHLAND – Workers at the Northwest’s only commercial nuclear power plant are nearly midway through the longest refueling outage in the 26-year history of the plant, which has come under …


  • Caldwell: Nuclear vision needn’t be clouded

    The agonizing struggle of the Japanese to avoid further catastrophe at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex necessarily has many rethinking the rethinking about nuclear energy’s future. Many hoped fission would …


  • Distance from Japan dilutes danger to state

    It’s possible that radioactive material released as a result of fires, partial meltdowns and explosions reported at Japanese reactors will be detected in Washington, but highly unlikely that levels could …


  • Energy Northwest joins nuclear waste lawsuit

    Energy Northwest has joined other utilities in a lawsuit challenging continued imposition of a surcharge on electricity generated from nuclear power plants.

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