NRC Chairman Commits Publicly to Reconsider Seismic Risks During Diablo Canyon Relicensing

“On Wednesday, the chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission pledged to review the seismic risks for California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant as the NRC moves ahead with Pacific Gas & Electric’s request for a license renewal.

At a hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) pressed NRC Chairman Christopher Hanson about the threats that seismic activity pose to the aging nuclear plant.”

Read the full press release from the Environmental Working Group.

Watch the exchange between Senator Padilla and NRC Chair Hanson.

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