Greater scrutiny of Diablo Canyon’s twin nuclear reactors is needed, says Sam Blakeslee, a former California state senator. Blakeslee testifies to a Senate panel this week that makes determinations on public safety issues. He feels that the nuclear power plant poses a hazard should an earthquake happen in California, since the reactors are on fault lines.
The reactors are located near several faults on a seaside bluff midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Of course, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and owner of the plant, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) have vehemently defended the safety of the site – just as TEPCO assured the public that the Fukushima site was safe, and even after the Daiichi tragedy, that all radiation leaks were contained.
Blakeslee is particularly qualified to testify about the Diablo Canyon site, since he is also a geophysicist. He left the legislature in 2012. Included in his…
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