Articles Tagged With ‘Nuclear Regulatory Commission’




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PG&E cited over cooling system failure at Diablo Canyon

An emergency cooling system at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant may have been inoperable for a period of a year and half, according to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission finding. The NRC slapped PG&E with a citation over the matter. On... (Continue reading)

Public debates Diablo Canyon license renewal

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission heard public comment in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday about the environmental risks that could affect the relicensing of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. [KCOY] In 2009, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. applied to renew its... (Continue reading)

NRC hears legal challenges to Diablo Canyon license renewal

CORRECTION: PG&E paused attempts to extend its license in 2011 and has not determined how the company will proceed as they consider feedback on seismic research, according to PG&E spokesman Blair Jones. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. faces legal challenges... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon operated safely in 2014, NRC says

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant operated safely in 2014, federal regulators said Wednesday at a meeting in San Luis Obispo. [Tribune] The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held its annual meeting on Diablo Canyon at the Embassy Suites hotel. More than 80... (Continue reading)

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... (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... (Continue reading)

NRC tags PG&E with Diablo Canyon safety breach

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a violation, but no fine, to Pacific Gas & Electric for maintaining a faulty warning system for a potential radioactive emergency at Diablo Canyon Power Plant. In 2005, PG&E removed a section of its... (Continue reading)

NRC responds to allegations of collusion

Statement by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission The emails Friends Of the Earth reference in a press release issued today show internal efforts within NRC Public Affairs to understand the agency’s actions related to the report PG&E planned to issue 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... (Continue reading)

Senator Boxer calls out NRC on Diablo Canyon safety

At a federal hearing in which both Rep. Lois Capps and former state sen. Sam Blakeslee testified, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer criticized the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for its handling of safety concerns about Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The Senate... (Continue reading)



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