Articles Tagged With ‘Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant’

Questions of safety at Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

After the devastating tsunami damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, seismologists in the United States are focusing on a potentially dangerous fault system near the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California. State Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San... (Continue reading)

Nuclear safety task force: Upgrades needed in U.S.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s “patchwork of regulatory requirements” developed “piece-by-piece over the decades” should be replaced with a “logical, systematic and coherent regulatory framework” to bolster nuclear safety in the U.S., according to a task force reviewing nuclear safety standards.... (Continue reading)

Safety violations at Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

On April 26, Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff did a safety inspection at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, as part of NRC inspections of all U.S. reactors that were triggered by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster in Japan. [NewYorkTimes]... (Continue reading)

NRC inspects Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

STATEMENT by VICTOR DRICKS Following the accident on March 11 at the Fukushima Diaichi Nuclear Site in Japan the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decided to assess the capabilities of the nation’s 104 nuclear power plants to respond to severe... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon under extra scrutiny

Diablo Canyon power plant operators must verify by June 10 under oath that they have updated and adopted additional safety and equipment procedures mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after the 9/11 attacks. [CaliforniaWatch] The order issued on Wednesday is... (Continue reading)

PG&E tries to relax nuclear safety fears

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has succumbed to public anxiety following the Japanese nuclear disaster by asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to hold off on renewing its licenses of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant until it completes more advanced... (Continue reading)

Diablo Nuclear Plant: Disaster Waiting to Happen?

OPINION By Jack McCurdy Approximately 27,000 people are either dead or missing as a result of the earthquake off Japan on March 11 and the resulting tsunami and destruction of nuclear plants there. Does that figure sound familiar? Baywood-Los Osos... (Continue reading)

Radioactive milk not that radioactive

Radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan has blown over to the Central Coast and turned up in milk from Cal Poly’s dairy. On Thursday, the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department reported trace amounts of radiation... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee blasts PG&E for disregarding risk at Diablo

Sen. Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo), a geophysicist with a doctorate in earthquake studies, asked PG&E on Monday to suspend its efforts to renew licenses until it has completed earthquake studies suggested by the California Energy Commission. [BayCitizen] PG&E is... (Continue reading)

Japan quake ignites Diablo nuclear concerns

In the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear calamity, concerns about Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant’s ability to withstand an earthquake and media reports that safety plans do not include earthquake procedures have the public demanding answers. Even before last weeks earthquake and... (Continue reading)