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Nuclear Safety: PG&E Postpones Diablo Canyon License Renewal Pending Seismic Study

LOS ANGELES — The owner of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power complex asked federal regulators to delay issuing extended operating permits until comprehensive studies are completed on earthquake faults in the area, officials said Monday.The mo…

LOS ANGELES — The owner of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power complex asked federal regulators to delay issuing extended operating permits until comprehensive studies are completed on earthquake faults in the area, officials said Monday.

The move by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. came after a public outcry over possible safety risks at the California plant, which were heightened by the huge earthquake and tsunami that plunged Japan into a nuclear crisis.

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