6/28/16 – Land officials OK closing nuclear site in 2025
Publish Date: 6/28/2016
By: KSBY Staff
The State Lands Commission has approved a deal to close California’s last nuclear energy plant nearly 20 years ahead of its previously planned termination.
It took the action Tuesday in approving a lease that allows Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to continue operating the Diablo Canyon twin-reactor facility through 2025.
The company and environmental groups agreed to that date last week after decades of protests by environmental activists over the facility, which is poised along earthquake fault lines in Central California.
Other state agencies must also approve the deal.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says keeping the plant open for nine years allows PG&E to avoid the mistakes of Edison International, which quickly terminated a nuclear generator in San Onofre.
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