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‘Unusual Event’ Declared At Nuclear Plant In Washington

RICHLAND, Wash. — A spokesman for a Washington nuclear power plant says a small amount of hydrogen gas ignited in a six-inch flame Thursday when workers cut into the pipe.Columbia Generating Station declared an “unusual event,” evacuated pl…

RICHLAND, Wash. — A spokesman for a Washington nuclear power plant says a small amount of hydrogen gas ignited in a six-inch flame Thursday when workers cut into the pipe.

Columbia Generating Station declared an “unusual event,” evacuated plant areas near the pipe for about 90 minutes, and notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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