Washington State OKs study for new nuclear power plants

The Washington Senate passed a measure to create a taskforce that will study the possibility of using more nuclear energy in the state.

According to the Seattle Post Intelligencer, the bill passed 34-15 in a vote and heads to the state House for consideration. The task force would meet up to four times and would consider environmental benefits and costs. The task force would have to present its findings to the legislature by December 1, according to the article.

The state is already home to the 1,250 MW Columbia Nuclear Generating Station owned by Energy Northwest, a U.S. public power joint operating agency.

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