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Environmentalists oppose more life for California nuclear plant

Dozens of environmental and anti-nuclear organizations on Tuesday voiced their opposition to any attempt to extend the life of California’s last operating nuclear power plant, challenging suggestions that its power is needed to meet possible future shortages. in the country’s most populous state. Last month, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom raised the possibility that the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant – which sits on a coastal bluff halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles – could continue to operate beyond a shutdown. planned by 2025. In a letter to Newsom, groups that included San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace, the Oregon Conservancy Foundation, the Snake River Alliance and the Ohio Nuclear Free Network said the plant is old, dangerous and too close to the seismic fault lines that threaten the twin reactors.

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