License Renewal Hearings Spark Debate Over the Future of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has restarted the process of considering PG&E's application to extend the license for Diablo Canyon, California's last operating nuclear power plant. Some environmentalists and local residents say the plant's proximity to fault lines could result in a Fukushima-like disaster, and are urging the NRC to shut the plant down.

Guests:

David Baker, energy and clean tech reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle

Daniel Hirsch, lecturer on nuclear policy UC Santa Cruz and former director of the Stevenson Program on Nuclear Policy at the university

Michael Shellenberger, president of the Breakthrough Institute

Blair Jones, spokesperson for PG&E

Linda Seeley, spokesperson for San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace

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