The Columbia Generating Station (CGS), formerly known as
WPPSS Nuclear Project #2
which the plant can be closed:
Ordered by BPA: According to the 1971 Project Agreement,
section 15(c), that governs the ownership and operation of CGS, the Administrator of the
Bonneville Power Authority(BPA)
has the power to direct the termination of CGS.
Participants' Review Board, composed of nine members representing the 92
utilities participating in the Columbia Generating Station.
This board reviews all Columbia purchases over $500,000, nuclear
construction and Columbia annual budgets, fuel management
plans and plans for refinancing.
By vote of
the Board of Energy Northwest.
What you can do:
The Seattle City Council
passed a resolution instructing Seattle City Light to take a
hard look at the operation of the Columbia Generating Station
nuclear power plant (WPPSS-2). May 31, 2016
Write to your public utility.
If your electric public
utility is a member of Energy Northwest, write to the utility's
board (for PUDs) or the mayor and city council (for municipal
utilities) and ask that they use their position as plant owners
to call for Energy Northwest to shut down the plant. Mention the
leadership Seattle has shown (above).
list of utilities with
an ownership share, and contact information.
After you have written,
follow up with phone calls.
Write to your local
newspaper, discussing the economic, earthquake, and plant design
Contact the Bonneville Power
Administration (BPA), which by contract buys and resells all
power produced by the nuclear plant.
for volunteer opportunities and to let us know how you would
like to participate.
Nuclear decommissioning costs rising worldwide
Decommissioning cost estimates have outpaced inflation fourfold since 1988. It will be cheaper to do it now than to wait.
(Bloomberg News, 4/25/2016)
on nuclear plant decommissioning