Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published May 23, 2013 at 5:56 AM | Page modified May 23, 2013 at 4:29 PM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Richland nuclear plant out for refueling

The only nuclear power plant in the Northwest is shut down for a refueling that takes place every two years.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

RICHLAND, Wash. —

The only nuclear power plant in the Northwest is shut down for a refueling that takes place every two years.

More than 1,300 temporary employees have been hired for the refueling and maintenance work at the Columbia Generating Station near Richland.

The Tri-City Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/10TdZZt) this is the plant's 21st refueling outage. It is expected to last about 40 days.

The Energy Northwest plant generates enough electricity to supply a city the size of Seattle. Managers schedule the outage in the spring when hydroelectric dams are producing plenty of power for the Northwest.

---

Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Where in the world are Seahawks fans?

Where in the world are Seahawks fans?

Put your marker on The Seattle Times interactive map and share your fan story.

Advertising

Partner Video

Advertising


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►