Posted on Tue, Apr. 12, 2011
last updated: April 12, 2011 03:32:10 PM
The nuclear accident in Japan and resulting public concern about earthquake safety at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant have led PG&E to ask federal regulators to delay final implementation of the license renewal process for the plant.
In a letter dated Sunday to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, PG&E calls its request prudent in light of the damage the Japanese nuclear plant sustained a month ago after the earthquake and tsunami there.
"PG&E therefore requests that the commission delay the final processing of the LRA (license renewal application) such that the renewed operating licenses, if approved, would not be issued until after PG&E has completed the 3-D seismic studies and submitted a report to the NRC addressing the results of those studies, wrote John Conway, PG&Es chief nuclear officer.
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