This analysis proves without a doubt that Energy NW, the not-so-good folks who run the Columbia Generating Station are ripping off the people of the NW with their lies about cost effectiveness of this nuclear power plant. This is a very long report by Robert McCullough. Mr. McCullough is one of the leading economists in the world today and while he is on the board of the Reed College Nuclear Reactor and is himself pro-nuclear, he has assessed that we would be MUCH better off turning off this reactor and looking at alternatives that we already have in place in the NW through Bonneville Power.
I will also post the reaction to Mr. McCullough’s report by Energy NW so you can see how they are trying to keep the lie going.
From the Business Wire Berkshire Hathaway Company–New Report: Ratepayers Could Save $1.7 Billion if Aging Nuclear Plant at Hanford, Washington is Closed
From the Tri-City Herald in Richland, WA–Dueling reports argue for, against Richland nuclear plant
From Sustainable Business OR Report: Shuttering Hanford-area nuclear plant would save $1.7B
From The Bellingham Herald Our Voice: Anti-nuclear group’s case against Columbia Generating Station unconvincing
McCullough Research Reports
NEWSWEEK Kentucky Fried Politics –How CGS Got A Bad Deal on Uranium Thinking It Was Great!