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 Columbia Generating Station - Too Hot Radioactive Waste 
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Tuesday the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission scolded the Northwest’s only nuclear power plant. The NRC said the Columbia Generating Station in southeast Washington improperly packaged, mis-labeled and shipped too-hot radioactive waste.

The NRC gave the errant shipment its white finding. In federal-government-speak that’s something that is a low-to-moderate safety problem. But the agency is still taking it seriously.

Last November workers at the Columbia Generating Station shipped a package of low-level nuclear waste to a disposal facility about 10 miles away. But when the used filters arrived, workers measured seven times the radioactive dose coming off the package than there was supposed to be.

The report said, “… the radwaste manifest and shipping paperwork contained numerous errors, and the waste was misclassified.” 

The waste was also sealed in the wrong type of cask.


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