The Quackademic Lunatics are at it again.. THIS time in Oregon. WE – in California – spent the past 20 years shutting down ALL nuclear reactors on the West Coast except for the Diablo Canyon Plant which is due for FINAL SHUTDOWN in 2025.. In June 2016, PG&E announced that it plans to close the two Diablo Canyon reactors in 2024 and 2025. Full decommissioning of the plant is estimated to take decades and cost nearly 4 billion dollars. https://www.google.com/search?q=shutdown+date+diablo+canyon+nuke&rlz=1CASUUV_enUY846&oq=shutdown+date+diablo+canyon+nuke&aqs=chrome..69i57.9990j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Finally – ALL NUKES on the WEST COAST will become extinct EXCEPT THAT THESE LUNATICS NOW WANT TO BUILD A NEW ONE IN OREGON??!! WTF! WTF?
THE ORGONIAN LIVE
By Annette Cary | Tri-City Herald
Energy Northwest is considering whether there is a need and regional interest for adding a small modular nuclear reactor system near the Tri-Cities.
Energy Northwest already operates the only commercial nuclear power reactor in the Northwest, Columbia Generating Station near Richland, in addition to small solar and hydroelectric projects and a wind farm.
The public agency currently generates the electricity for more than 1.5 million customers in Washington state.
Now it plans to spend up to $2 million to look at the feasibility of small modular reactors that might be added near its existing reactor.
The study will look at the electricity that will be needed in the Northwest in coming decades and where it will come from.
“We want to make sure that the utilities agree there is a need for this (and) that the politicians and the public believe this is something they want, because they care enough about the climate and carbon that they want this as a solution,” said Greg Cullen, Energy Northwest’s general manager of energy services and development.
They are just starting to talk with officials and the public about the possibility of adding small modular reactors near the Tri-Cities, he said.