The only nuclear power plant in Washington is the Columbia Generating Station, operated by Energy Northwest on the Hanford nuclear reservation.
In response to safety questions raised by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, a spokesman says operators are confident the Hanford plant is prepared for a disaster.
Spokesman Mike Paoli told KVEW it has multiple backup systems to cool the core during a power failure. He says the plant was built to withstand a magnitude 6.9 quake within 12 miles. And the plant was place five miles from the Columbia River, out of reach of any flooding, including a break in the Grand Coulee Dam.