Officials may seek Calif. nuclear relicensing delay

The TribuneApril 8, 2011 

As promised, county supervisors Tuesday will vote whether to send a letter to PG&E asking it to suspend the relicensing of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant until seismic studies have been completed and verified.

The letter was put on the agenda by Supervisor Adam Hill, whose district includes the power plant. Approval of the letter is considered all but certain given that a majority of the board has already expressed support for it.

Addressed to PG&E President Chris Johns, the letter says that staying license renewal would be a good way for the utility to restore the trust of the community. The letter cites an interview Johns gave The Tribune shortly after the earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan in which he admitted that the company needs to “earn its customers’ trust.”

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