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The NRC needs to look more into PG&E 

Atascadero

The San Bruno gas leak and blast killed eight and destroyed an entire neighborhood (AP: “PG&E line that blew had prior leak,” June 9 ). Nine months later, PG&E located documents showing a prior gas leak only a few miles away, demonstrating that it was not only incompetent but criminally responsible for the destruction of lives and property.

PG&E has a history of building on earthquake faults. The proposed and defeated Bodega Bay nuclear plant was originally sited on the San Andreas fault. Now PG&E assures us that Diablo is designed and built to withstand the greatest earthquake possible from the Hosgri Fault, 3.5 miles away. Only Mother Nature knows what magnitude earthquake might happen here—and when.

The NRC order to delay hearings for 52 months on PG&E’s request to re-license Diablo Canyon is a commonsense decision. Now the NRC needs to look into PG&E’s ability to manage the aging Diablo plant in compliance with NRC regulations—something it is failing to do, according to NRC inspection reports.

-- Marty Brown - Atascadero

-- Marty Brown - Atascadero

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