Columbia Generating Station Water Permit Challenged

State Court asked to overturn Columbia Generation Station water pollution permit NWEA has asked a state court to overturn the new Clean Water Act discharge permit issued by the State of Washington to the Columbia Generating Station. This plant, located at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, is the only one of five “WPPSS” reactors to have been completed.  Joining NWEA in the request are the Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC) and Columbia Riverkeeper. The Washington Energy […]

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Will Oregon Keep Freshwater Mussels from Extinction?

Are freshwater mussels likely to become the next species on the brink of extinction and the new beacon of water quality problems in the Northwest?  NWEA recently submitted comments demonstrating that freshwater mussels are a rapid decline and their loss puts entire ecosystems at risk.  The occasion for comments was Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) proposed water quality standard for ammonia. The new ammonia standard is a direct consequence of NWEA’s lawsuits against the […]

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