nuclear plants http://www.kplu.org en Northwest's only nuclear plant celebrates relicensing http://www.kplu.org/post/northwests-only-nuclear-plant-celebrates-relicensing RICHLAND, Wash. – Hundreds of employees of the Northwest’s only power plant celebrated Thursday. The Columbia Generating Station now is licenced to run for another 20 years.<p>The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the new 20-year license. That means the plant in southeast Washington will send up plumes of steam, visible for long distances across the desert until 2043.<p>It took employees five years to finish the application process. Carl Adrian heads the Tri-City Development Council. Thu, 24 May 2012 23:21:06 +0000 5098 at http://www.kplu.org Northwest's only nuclear plant celebrates relicensing Army fancies unfinished nuclear plant for training http://www.kplu.org/post/army-fancies-unfinished-nuclear-plant-training <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-968442.mp3</p><p>The quest to find new uses for an uncompleted nuclear power plant in western Washington has a new twist. The U.S. Army has taken a liking to training soldiers in the tunnels, plazas and towers of the old Satsop complex. Thu, 12 May 2011 20:25:50 +0000 Tom Banse 1589 at http://www.kplu.org Army fancies unfinished nuclear plant for training