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Nuclear Power

A catastrophic tsunami – caused by an undersea earthquake with a 9.0 magnitude – destroyed the coast of Japan. Almost 16,000 were killed by the resulting flash floods, with thousands more injured or missing. The devastating earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. (Photo credit by Noboru Hashimoto/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Fukushima Protest Marks Japan Earthquake Anniversary

Bay 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.

03/11/2014

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is seen from the beach along San Onofre State Beach on March 15, 2012 south of San Clemente, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Sen. Boxer Wants Probe Of San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

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.

05/28/2013

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. (County of San Luis Obispo)

PG&E California Fault Line Blasting Plan Draws Environmental Criticism

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.

11/14/2012

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. (County of San Luis Obispo)

Officials Mull Offshore Seismic Tests Near Diablo Canyon Nuke Plant

Plans 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.

09/30/2012

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. (County of San Luis Obispo)

Proposed Ballot Measure Would Shut California Nuclear Plants

The 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.

11/23/2011

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. (County of San Luis Obispo)

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.

CBS San Francisco–06/22/2011

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Protestors Voice Nuclear Power Concerns To CPUC In San Francisco

Those opposed to nuclear power turned out to share their views with the Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco on Thursday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/14/2011

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. (County of San Luis Obispo)

Feinstein Seeks Better Management Of Spent Fuel At California Nuclear Plants

California’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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/31/2011

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