NRC Rejects NWEA’s Raising of Fukushima Issues in Relicensing of the Columbia Generating Station/WPPSS No. 2 Nuclear Power Plant

After the meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power reactors in Japan, NWEA sought to participate in the process to extend the operating license of the CGS reactor.  The Fukushima reactors are all General Electric boiling water reactors with what is termed a Mark I containment system.  The CGS reactor at Hanford is a Mark II.  The current 40-year operating license expires in 2023 and Energy Northwest, which operates the reactor, is seeking a 20-year […]

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