If a cooling tower had been installed near Deception Pass, we might very well be feeling a similar impact as those in Fukushima, Japan now, and with no hope of ever again getting back what would be irretrievably gone forever.
You do realize the Fukushima plant didn't have cooling towers, right? Not that this would have mattered, since you obviously have no idea what they do.
I may not know much about nuclear physics, but I DO know quite a bit about local history.
That is awesome. But if you don't know shit about physics, then you should shut the fuck up. Morons like you who think they can comment on science or engineering without ever learning about science and engineering are the same people responsible for inventing shit like breatherism, homeopathy, and anti-vaccine scares.
tl;dr: I'm calling you ignorant.