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“Nuclear reactors may have future in Washington state”
“A legislative task force exploring the possibility of nuclear reactors in Washington state is preparing to visit an Oregon plant with a promising new product.
Task force chair Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, says NuScale is finding the answer to all the problems posed by nuclear power plants. The company, operating on a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, is producing Small Nuclear Reactors. They are much smaller, less expensive to construct and produce less waste.”
“The eight-member task force is supposed to have recommendations for the full Legislature by Dec.1 about whether to invest in nuclear energy again.
Washington has one reactor: the Columbia Generating Station north of Richland which is owned and operated by Energy Northwest. The state has a troubled history when it comes to nuclear power,” quoting KING-5 TV News in Seattle.