Stories tagged: Columbia Generating Station
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Report: Shutting Columbia Generating Station nuclear facility could save millions
A new study says Pacific Northwest utility ratepayers could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Bonneville Power Administration and Energy Northwest close the region’s only commercial nuclear power …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Washington nuclear power plant sets generation record
A Washington nuclear power plant has set a record for annual generation despite two unexpected outages in 2016.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 7:56 a.m.
Richland nuclear plant reconnects to the grid
Energy Northwest reconnected its 1,190-megawatt Columbia Generating Station to the Northwest Power grid late Saturday night, five days after an equipment malfunction caused an unplanned shutdown.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
Northwest’s only nuclear plant shuts down unexpectedly
The Northwest’s only nuclear power plant shut down unexpectedly shortly before noon on Sunday.
Sun., Nov. 3, 2013
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. …
Thu., May 5, 2011
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. …
Wed., May 4, 2011, 6:24 p.m.
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 …
Wed., May 4, 2011, 12:59 p.m.
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 …
Sun., March 20, 2011
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 …
Wed., March 16, 2011
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 …
Mon., April 5, 2010, 11:03 a.m.
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.