California energy officials vote to extend Diablo Canyon nuclear plant operations (LA Times)

“‘Inside the aging Diablo Canyon reactors resides an astronomical quantity of radioactivity,’ said Daniel Hirsch, a retired director of the Program on Environmental and Nuclear Policy at UC Santa Cruz. ‘It only stays inside if it’s constantly cooled. Any disruption in that, an earthquake or accident, can cause a meltdown releasing enough radioactivity to contaminate a substantial portion of California for generations.’

‘If you approve overturning the Diablo shutdown agreement, you risk culpability for a nuclear catastrophe,’ he continued.”

Read the full article from the Los Angeles Times here.

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