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CRAZY: At California Nuclear Plant, Emergency Response Plans Don't Include Earthquakes

Environment  (tags: energy, destruction, nuclear power, NRC, humans, government, politics, pollution )

- 3014 days ago -
The Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, which sits less than a mile from an offshore fault line, was not required to include earthquakes in its emergency response plan as a condition of being granted its license more than a quarter of a century ago


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patrica and edw jones (190)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 12:55 am
Unbelievable......................thanks Cal

Raluca Anghel (84)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 2:20 am
noted, thanks!

Cristina M (137)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 2:48 am
Brilliant, a nuclear plant built so close to a fault and no no emergency response plan in case of an earthquake was required? It's like a joke, a very scary and cruel one. This plant should be closed down before we're lamenting a catastrophe.

Cindy C (125)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 3:36 am

Carol H (229)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 4:39 am
this should be closed before the same thing happens ! thanks Cal, noted

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 5:02 am
I don't understand how they could possibly have deemed it safe to build right near a major fault line in the first place. Where were the protesters back then?

Lin Penrose (92)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 11:58 am
Thanks Cal. I have a long and convoluted personal history with Diablo nuclear plant. First, to answer Patricia Lasek's question; YES, the protesters were there and I was one of them in the mid-70's. The small detail of being built directly on a fault, wasn't 'discovered' til about 15 years ago with new technologies. (?) The county of San Luis Obispo was very hungry for an industry that wasn't prison related, brought in huge amounts of potential money and, Many employment opportunities. Another of those 'small details', such as emergency plans, were put on the back burner, so to speak, to be developed over time. Continued protests throughout the years have Not stopped. I was involved in some, through the education system in this county. I'm sure most of you can fill in any blanks of the 'Whys'?

Frankly, I wasn't aware that PG&E, (Diablo's owners) did Not have an emergency plan, In fact, I and many other concerned citizens, were shown repeatedly and told about extensive evacuation plans and back-up equipment for the containment areas and any other 'at risk' sites. To read that it didn't exist is an astonishing blow, and brings into question, how we citizens could be so culpable!!

This plant is old and was due to be shut down. An extension was requested for an additional 10-12 years. I do not know if the extension was granted.

Many eyes and ears have been keenly watching and listening for any weaknesses associated with Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. I simply cannot describe, adequately, how lovely a part of the world this is.

Yvonne White (229)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 12:17 pm
Ssssh! We don't want people to panic!:(

Roger G (148)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 2:52 pm
totally nuts !

Sandra C (19)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 2:57 pm
I think there is a group on IAE.who goes around the globe looking or for the most unsuitable or beautiful or dangerous place to built those plants,what a coincidence...

. (0)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 3:06 pm
totally noted! just saw a docu on Chernobyl, the 2nd generation of the children who got infected that time actually have 10% or less chance on getting normal babies. The docu showed babies with cancer, brain damage etc etc it's definitly not something that fades away in a few decades, therefore prevention of such disasters should be extreme high and even better: no nuclear.

Carol C (97)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 4:38 pm
That's a bit daft, isn't it?

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 4:53 pm
Where has common sense gone.

Hans de Koning (1)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 6:40 pm
How shortsighted can you get?

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 7:12 pm
Noted , sounds dumb to me !!

beba h (89)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 7:35 pm
Maybe they are using them as weapons........they want them to be volatile to be used with HAARP.

Steve Howard (45)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 8:17 pm
This from
if you go there much of this is linked.

"There are currently 23 General Electric Mark I reactors in the U.S.--the design that exploded at Fukushima. A top Atomic Energy Commission official first proposed banning this design nearly 40 years ago. List/fact sheet. Updated, includes license renewal information.

Three critical Atomic Energy Commission memos on the GE Mark I reactor design:

November 11, 1971: outlines problems with the design and pressure suppression system containment.

September 20, 1971: memo from Steven Hanauer recommends that U.S. stop licensing reactors using pressure suppression system

September 25, 1972: memo from Joseph Hendrie (top safety official at AEC) agrees with recommendation but rejects it saying it "could well mean the end of nuclear power..."

Lisa H (180)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 9:37 pm
"They" have known for decades that these plants are unsafe, "they" just don't give a dam! "They" have made billions destroying our world and selling it back to us. In this case, "they" have made billions selling us their electricity. But how many people here have solar panels? Geothermal heat? Us Sheeple just keep giving them our money for the things they have convinced us we cannot live without!

Tim C (2420)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 10:08 pm

MmAway M (519)
Monday March 21, 2011, 6:17 pm
Thank you Cal for this!!! Outstanding!!!
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