Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS),
now called "Energy Northwest"
Plan A history of the WPPSS plan for
nuclear power in Washington State, which was "remarkable for
its wrong turns, faulty forecasts, management blunders,
betrayal of public trust and huge cost overruns that
resulted in the largest municipal bond default in United
States history to that time."
ultimately forced the region's electricity consumers to pay
debt service on bonds for uncompleted nuclear power plants
44 years into the 21st century. By John Harrison, Northwest
Power and Conservation Council, March 19, 2012
Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the
Washington Public Power Supply System By
Daniel Pope, 2008 (Reviewed by Julie Cohn, March 2009)