In accordance with our primary directive, closing the Columbia Generating Station is vital. CGS, as it is more commonly known, is the most dangerous nuclear facility du to its proximity to the Hanford Site, where the site was home to the B Reactor, the first full-scale plutonium production reactor in the world.
Plutonium manufactured at the site was used in the first nuclear bomb, tested at the Trinity site, and in Fat Man, the bomb detonated over Nagasaki, Japan. The now mostly “decommissioned” reactor requires 24 hour maintenance, however, it is ONLY 15 miles from CGS. If CGS had a meltdown, the close proximity of CGS and Hanford would prevent anyone from doing the required maintenance for at least two weeks while CGS cooled down, which in turn would cause a catastrophic nuclear event at Hanford, poisoning not only the immediate area, it would contaminate America’s breadbasket and the entire country, since the wind blows west to east.
Please contact Eliot Mainzer of Bonneville Power Administration (800-282-3713) and demand he authorize the closure of CGS due to is excessive financial deficit (losing over $100 million a year, which we taxpayers subsidize) and the present and immediate danger to all life in the Northwest.