The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans two meetings today in Richland to hear public comments on Energy Northwest's proposed license renewal for its nuclear power plant near Richland.
A draft environmental impact study completed a month ago will be the focus.
It found no show-stoppers for the renewal of the Columbia Generating Station's current 40-year license for 20 more years, allowing it to operate through 2043.
Meetings are from 2 to 5 p.m. and repeated from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel, Richland. An hour before each starts, NRC staff will be available to answer questions.