Trojan Nuclear Power Plant

On the weekend ride, I took a break to explore the site of the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant in Ranier, OR. This is the view of the training building, in front of the power lines that would have previously carried 1130MW away from the turbines.

Most of the site has been decommissioned. The reactor vessel was shrink-wrapped and taken by barge to Hanford in 2005, and the cooling tower was imploded in 2006. Portland General Electric has to keep watch over the spent fuel onsite, because the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository is a long way from being completed.


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