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Nuclear power plant near Richland unexpectedly shut down

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RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A power company shut down a nuclear plant in south-central Washington state after operators received an indication that a system used to cool equipment wasn’t working. Energy Northwest spokesman John Dobken said early Tuesday that there was no release of radiation from Columbia Generating Station near Richland, and no danger to the public. He tells The ...

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Richland nuclear power plant turns 30 years old

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RICHLAND, Wash. — The only nuclear power plant in the Northwest, the Columbia Generating Station at Richland, turned 30 years old over the weekend. It’s owned by the Energy Northwest utility consortium and it supplies a share of the electricity used by 92 Northwest utilities through the Bonneville Power Administration. Energy Northwest says the plant is currently on its longest ...

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