Nuclear Power Plant
A 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.
The 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.
California Sen. Barbara Boxer wants the Justice Department to investigate if the operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant intentionally misled federal regulators.
Pacific 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 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.