California’s last nuclear plant gets lifeline amid search for more clean energy (Courthouse News Service)

“The decadeslong safety debate is likely to continue, though. A researcher from UC Berkeley recently concluded the plant does represent a significant risk due to deterioration, according to the Los Angeles Times. And Daniel Hirsch, a retired director of the Program on Environmental and Nuclear Policy at UC Santa Cruz, told the Times that Diablo’s twin reactors contain an alarming amount of radioactivity that could trigger a meltdown if disrupted by an earthquake or accident.

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

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