Columbia Generating Station

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

There’s a new debate raging over the Northwest’s only commercial nuclear power plant. It’s not about safety or how to dispose of nuclear waste, but about dollars and cents.

A new report asks whether the Columbia Generating Station pencils out for the region. But the facility’s owners are fighting back with their own numbers.

RICHLAND, Wash. — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comments on a plan to relicense the Pacific Northwest's only commercial nuclear power plant for another 20 years.