Friday, March 18, 2011

California Nuclear Plants Have No Earthquake Plans

In California the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant has continually been cited as earthquake prone, yet no emergency plan exists in the case of a quake. The plant, built over a quarter century ago, sits less than a mile from a fault line along the coast. Not only does the plant merely not have a plan in place, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission fought against requiring such a plan.

Additionally, the subject has even been heard in US courts. In the 1980’s the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, DC ruled 5-4 that there was no legal or public safety reason require plants formulate earthquake disaster plans.'


1 comment:

  1. Yes, well, if I lived near that area, I would be making plans to move right about now.

    Hmmmm, the problem with a lot of these nuclear facilities is their age, sounds like they are really old and still running on old technology...

    One would think that with all the advanaces in technology we have today that these would be put to good use in these nuclear facilities, seeing as these appear to be some of the most dangerous and life threatening energy resources on the planet today judging by the Japanese evacuation.

    The whole thing just makes the hairs on my arms stand on end.

    I guess we live and learn, don't we.


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