- NRC orders more research on earthquake risk at Diablo Canyon
NRC orders more research on earthquake risk at Diablo Canyon
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Federal regulators Wednesday directed nuclear power plants in California and Washington state to conduct additional, in-depth research into earthquake risks by June 2017, part of a broad review of seismic threats following Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster.
Among commercial U.S. nuclear plants, the Diablo Canyon reactors near San Luis Obispo and the Columbia generating station in Richland, Washington, face “the highest … hazard” when potential strong shaking is evaluated against the plants’ designs, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission found.
-The Associated Press 5/13/2015