Fault Threatening Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Possibly Linked To 2nd, Larger FaultThe Hosgri fault has long been considered the greatest seismic threat to Diablo Canyon nuclear plant; scientists think Hosgri may be linked to a longer, more dangerous fault to the north.
State's Nuclear Power Industry On Brink Of Extinction As PG&E Mulls Shutting Diablo CanyonFacing increasing concerns over earthquakes, a boom in alternative energy production and a tough regulatory environment, PG&E may let its license to operate California's last nuclear power plant at Diablo Canyon expire in 2025.
Top Regulator Rejects Call To Shut Down Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Over Earthquake ConcernsA top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official has rejected a federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until it can determine whether its reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults.
UC Berkeley Researchers Study Kelp For Possible Radiation From Japan Fukushima PlantThe project "Kelp Watch 2014" hopes to determine the extent of radioactive contamination of the state's kelp forest from the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011.
Sen. Boxer Wants Probe Of San Onofre Nuclear Power PlantCalifornia Sen. Barbara Boxer wants the Justice Department to investigate if the operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant intentionally misled federal regulators.
PG&E California Fault Line Blasting Plan Draws Environmental CriticismPacific Gas and Electric, owner of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant near Morrow Bay, plans to map the underwater fault lines to determine their risk to the plant, but environmentalists claim that could kill countless fish.
California Senators Call For Emergency Inspections Of Nuke PlantsCalifornia Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein have asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to inspect two California nuclear plants built near earthquake faults to ensure they can withstand a major quake.