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Nuke expert wants California plant closed over earthquake worries

Posted Aug. 25, 2014 / Posted by: Kate Colwell

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 Friends of the Earth, Michael Peck, who served as the top on-site inspector for the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, asked the NRC to reconsider the plant’s safety rules.

Nuke expert wants California plant closed over earthquake worries

-The Hill 8/25/14

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