Expert calls for nuclear-plant closure; earthquake effects unknown

Posted by Mike Confino, August 27, 2014

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A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility’s twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

Michael Peck, who for five years was Diablo Canyon’s lead on-site inspector, says in a 42-page, confidential report that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is not applying the safety rules it set out for the plant’s operation.

via Expert calls for nuclear-plant closure; earthquake effects unknown – The Denver Post.