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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... (Continue reading)

Former Diablo Canyon inspector urges shut down

A former federal inspector at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has asked regulators to shut down the plant until it can be determined if it can withstand an earthquake of the Central Coast. In a confidential July 2013 document... (Continue reading)

Simultaneous earthquakes hit San Simeon area

Two earthquakes occurred near San Simeon early Tuesday morning, both taking place at 1:53 a.m., according to the United States Geological Survey. One quake had a 3.7 magnitude and an epicenter seven miles northeast of San Simeon. The other earthquake... (Continue reading)

Earthquake shakes San Simeon

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck near San Simeon Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake hit 23 miles northwest of San Simeon at 10:52 a.m. The shallow earthquake occurred 5.5 miles below the earth’s surface. People in... (Continue reading)

4.1 magnitude earthquake shakes San Simeon

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck near San Simeon Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake hit 9 miles south southwest of San Simeon at 11:42 a.m. The shallow earthquake occurred 3.5 miles below the earth’s surface. San... (Continue reading)

NRC fails to apply standard earthquake protocols to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

STATEMENT By UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is not holding the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in California to the same standards it requires of every other nuclear facility to address potential earthquake hazards, according to a report... (Continue reading)

Atascadero appeals FEMA inelgibility finding

Atascadero officials have filed an appeal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) objecting to a demand that the city return $2.7 million in aid related to the 2003 San Simeon Earthquake. Office of the Inspetor General (OIG) and FEMA... (Continue reading)

FEMA disallows $2.7 million in Atascadero relief funds

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is asking the city of Atascadero to return $2.7 million in funding it received illicitly following the 2003 San Simeon Earthquake. In April 2012, nearly eight years after the San Simeon Earthquake damaged the... (Continue reading)

Earthquake felt by county residents

An earthquake measuring 4.6 and centered offshore near Goleta shook residents as far north as Bradley early Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey has reported. The 7:38 a.m. tremor caused no apparent damage or injuries, officials said, and no tsunami threat... (Continue reading)

FEMA supports Atascadero earthquake expenditures

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Ontario office reaffirmed its previous decisions to fund $8 million in San Simeon earthquake-related repair projects for the City of Atascadero in a response to an audit report by the Office of Inspector General... (Continue reading)



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