Biden gives PG&E $1 billion to keep Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open (LA Times)

“The federal money doesn’t guarantee Diablo Canyon will stay open longer. But it increases the likelihood of California continuing to rely on the plant, along the Central Coast in San Luis Obispo County — despite decades of anti-nuclear activism and public concerns about what would happen if an earthquake erupts along one of the seismic fault lines near the facility.”

“Last week, four groups — San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace, Environmental Working Group, Committee to Bridge the Gap and Friends of the Earth — sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission urging the agency to deny PG&E’s request to reopen a license renewal proceeding that was dropped in 2016. PG&E should be required to submit a new application, they wrote.”

Read the full LA Times article here.

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