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Columbia Generating Station extends operating license

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Richland, WA. - Washington Governor Chris Gregoire will visit the Columbia Generating Station this week to mark the extension of the nuclear power plant's operating license.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week informally approved a 20 year extension for the plant, formerly known as WNP-2, went on line in 1984. The plant produces about 3% of the region's power, roughly enough electricity for 1 million homes.

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