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Group files petition to close California's last nuclear plant

August 26, 2014

An environmental group filed a petition Tuesday seeking to shut down California's last remaining nuclear power plant until regulators have taken a more extensive look at its ability to withstand an earthquake. The filing by Friends of the Earth came a day after the group released a confidential ...

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U.S. inspector wanted reactor shut on quake fears: report

August 25, 2014

(Reuters) - A federal nuclear inspector urged U.S. regulators to shut down a California nuclear power plant until tests showed its reactors could withstand shocks from nearby earthquake faults, according to the Associated Press and an environmental group. U.S. inspector wanted reactor shut on qu...

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Former inspector calls for state's last nuclear plant to be closed

August 25, 2014

A former federal inspector has urged regulators to shut down California's last remaining nuclear power plant until it can be determined whether the facility can stand up to an earthquake off the Central Coast. Diablo Canyon is California’s sole remaining nuclear plant. Michael Peck, forme...

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Nuke expert wants California plant closed over earthquake worries

August 25, 2014

An expert at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has asked the agency to shut down California’s only operating nuclear plant while it studies whether the plant is safe from earthquake risks. In a 42-page confidential report obtained both by The Associated Press and environmental group ...

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Group files petition to idle coastal nuke plant

August 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle California's last operating nuclear plant to review whether its reactors can withstand strong shaking from nearby earthquake faults. Friends of the Earth, an advocacy group critical of the nuclear power industry,...

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