Officials mull seismic tests near Calif. nuke plant
- Published on October 1, 2012
- Written by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Plans to use an array of powerful air cannons in an undersea seismic study near a Central California nuclear power plant have federal and state officials juggling concerns over marine life with public safety.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. wants to use big air guns to emit strong sound waves into a large, near-shore area that includes parts of marine reserves to make three-dimensional maps of fault zones, some of which were discovered in 2008, near its Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
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