LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s two U.S. senators are calling on federal officials to perform inspections at two nuclear power plants to ensure the facilities are safe and have adequate emergency plans.

Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein said Wednesday that the unfolding nuclear problems in Japan have raised questions about the safety of nuclear plants in the U.S.

The senators are particularly interested in two plants near earthquake faults: the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Clemente and the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant near San Luis Obispo.

In a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the senators said the plants were designed to withstand earthquakes less powerful than the one that hit Japan. Given the disaster in Japan, they asked what steps could be taken to improve safety.

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Comments (8)
  1. Black American says:

    Of course

  2. Robear says:

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission sleeps with the nuclear plant operators. Of course they’re going to say everything is fine… until something happens and then they’ll find a way to spin it in their favor.

  3. Rokthr says:

    Boxer and Feinstein are both a couple of b……. and don’t care about anyone but themselves. When will we as Californians learn and get those 2 out of office before they destroy our state anymore

  4. Onclewillie says:

    A couple of chicken littles and the sky is falling bleating. Real senators would have been asking these questions BEFORE something happened. Like a pair of ambulance chasers, this pair of politicians are always available for a quote after a tragedy.

  5. Molecule says:

    Political Grandstanding….Do you see them demanding radiation reports for Los Angeles. Even RadiationNetwork.com doesn’t have data on Los Angeles. Other states show stats and San Francisco has data—Not L.A. (we are on just about the same parallel as Japan) A straight direct line from Japan. The Jet Streams are coming ! Doesn’t the FLU spread ? Even Jerry Brown has not stepped up to the plate for California’s concern ! Only phony reports from the media. We all know the Japanese lied their butts off over the Toyota gas pedals. Killed some good Americans…Now they have met their Karma and are going to destroy the world, our food,our water,our children. Charlie Sheen would say “DOWNPLAY”

  6. I’ll believe it when I see it. The NRC still has not yet fully addressed the issue of LPR or Low Power Test Reactors back in 2007! Watch This Shocking Video From ABC NEWS – http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=1879256

  7. swhitS says:

    These 2 should have been booted out long ago. What do they care except to look like they do something?
    The plants are on the San Andreas fault line duh! Of course they are not safe duh!
    Close them down!

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