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Diablo Canyon nuclear plant must be shut down

OPINION By FRIENDS OF THE EARTH Despite repeated assertions by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. that the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant is safe from earthquakes, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ordered PG&E to provide more proof. Friends of the Earth believes that the order confirms concerns that faults surrounding Diablo Canyon are capable of... (Continue Reading)

Diablo Canyon used bad data for safety equipment for 30 years

OPINION by Friends of the Earth Pacific Gas & Electric Co. used incorrect earthquake and accident data when building crucial safety equipment for the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, according to information released by Senator Barbara Boxer. Friends of the Earth said the revelation suggests that PG&E has acted with gross negligence and that the... (Continue Reading)

Did the NRC and PG&E collude to hide danger?

Statement by Friends of the Earth Internal emails show that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. may have worked together to counteract widespread news coverage. Numerous outlets reported that the former chief inspector of the Diablo Canyon power plant had warned superiors of new seismic data suggesting that the aging... (Continue Reading)

The NRC needs to consider seismic data in Diablo Canyon license renewal

OPINION By FRIENDS OF THE EARTH Friends of the Earth has filed a petition to intervene in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission proceeding that would allow Pacific Gas & Electric’s controversial Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors to run for an additional twenty years. The new seismic data released in September by the utility reveals that the 1960s-era... (Continue Reading)

Did PG&E and the NRC work together to spin news on Diablo Canyon quake safety?

OPINION By FRIENDS OF THE EARTH Last week the Nuclear Regulatory Commission denied a dissent by the former chief inspector at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, who said new seismic data show the plant may be vulnerable to earthquakes of greater magnitude than allowed by its license. On the same day, Pacific Gas & Electric... (Continue Reading)