Calif. Seeks Scrutiny Of Nuclear Power Plants' Safety

Law360, New York (April 12, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT) -- California lawmakers on Tuesday urged the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to take a hard look at the seismic vulnerabilities of the state's two nuclear facilities before agreeing to relicense them.

Southern California Edison's San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant both sit on or near earthquake faults, and could be vulnerable to the type of natural disaster that crippled Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex in March, according to testimony at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee...
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