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Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant in CA Called Unsafe
by via Bay Citizen
Saturday Mar 19th, 2011 4:01 AM
PG&E wants to extend nuclear plant's life despite incomplete earthquake analysis, according to this article in the Bay Citizen
Independent journalist Leuren Moret is a geophysicist who wrote a 2004 Japan Times article predicting that an earthquake would lead to nuclear disaster in Japan. In this article in the Bay Citizen Moret is quoted as saying it's crazy to allow Diablo Canyon to continue operating in the seismically active region, which is at the edge of the same tectonic plate that caused the Japan earthquake.

Moret characterized PG&E assurances that the facility is safe as public relations exercises that are just to allay public fears.

“That’s what Japan has been telling everybody,” Moret said. “There’s no way that PG&E can guarantee that.”

Additional concerns about the safety of Diablo Canyon...the facility operated with some emergency systems disabled for nearly 18 months, according to a Los Angeles Times review of federal reports says the Bay Citizen.


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