Diablo Canyon Transition, Fukushima Apology

PG&E Reactors at Diablo Canyon
PG&E Reactors at Diablo Canyon

A deal has been struck to decommission the PG&E reactors at Diablo Canyon. The reactors have been controversial for many years due to the close proximity of seismic fault lines. There has also been increased concern about the coastal location along the “Ring of Fire” since the tsunami generated nuclear emergencies at Fukushima Daiichi.

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Diablo Canyon and Fukushima Daiichi – Reactors along the Pacific Oceanʻs  “Ring of Fire”

The deal will replace the power generated by Diablo Canyon with other renewable energy sources.  Scientific American covers the story here.   NRDC provides perspective here.

On the other side of the Pacific, another utility, TEPCO, has apologized for the early coverup of the fact that there had been reactor meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi.  See the NHK story here.


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