Satsop is known for the unfinished Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, a facility designed to house two 1250 megawatt pressurized water reactors. Construction of the Satsop Nuclear Power Plant began in 1977 and was halted in 1983 after a $961 million budget shortfall, leaving the plant 76% complete. The plant was maintained, ready for construction to be resumed, until 1994, when it was finally canceled. In 1995, a demolition plan was finalized that eventually turned the site into the Satsop Development Park.
Power - Nuclear, Abandoned
Because of the controversy surrounding the construction and cancelation of the power plant, the facility is known locally as "Whoops", a play on its official acronym, WPPSS (Washington Public Power Supply System).