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.
Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury LimitsThe Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.
San Francisco Fukushima Protest Marks Japan Earthquake AnniversaryBay Area residents were marking the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident Tuesday with events including a protest outside the Japanese consulate in San Francisco - one of many planned at consulates across the United States.
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.
Officials Mull Offshore Seismic Tests Near Diablo Canyon Nuke PlantPlans to use powerful air cannons in an undersea seismic study near a Central California nuclear power plant have federal and state officials juggling concerns over marine life with public safety.
Proposed Ballot Measure Would Shut California Nuclear PlantsThe proposed Nuclear Waste Act of 2012 would require that no nuclear power be generated until the federal government can permanently dispose of high-level nuclear waste.
Poll Finds Support For New California Nuclear Plants On The Decline A Field Poll finds voter support dwindling for the building of more nuclear power plants in California, but a majority believes the state’s existing plants are safe.
Protestors Voice Nuclear Power Concerns To CPUC In San FranciscoThose opposed to nuclear power turned out to share their views with the Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco on Thursday.
Feinstein Seeks Better Management Of Spent Fuel At California Nuclear PlantsCalifornia’s two nuclear power plants should not rely on pools similar to those used at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant for long term storage of spent fuel rods, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Wednesday.