Energy Northwest's Columbia Reactor
by Anupam Chatterjee
Energy Northwest said on Monday its Columbia nuclear power plant in Washington is back at full capacity after it reduced power for maintenance.
The 1,097-megawatt plant was reduced to 88 percent power by early Monday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a report.
TOWN: Richland about 240 miles (390 km) east-southeast of Olympia, the state capital
OPERATOR: Energy Northwest OWNER(S): Energy Northwest
CAPACITY: 1,132 UNIT(S): General Electric boiling water reactor
TIMELINE: 1975 - Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) starts building Washington Nuclear Power Unit 2 - the only one of five planned reactors completed 1984 - Unit begins commercial operation 2012 - NRC renews the plant's operating license for an additional 20 years 2043 - License to expire unless renewed.
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