CA Currents story highlights Diablo Canyon seismic foibles
The latest story from California Energy Currents highlights the current seismic foibles at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant….
“The basic concern is potential ground motions at some sites are higher than previously thought,” said John Richards, Electric Power Research Institute principal technical leader.
He and other industry seismic experts and engineers agree that in terms of destructive shaking potential, Diablo Canyon is at the very top of the list.
The shaking potential at Diablo Canyon has moved the Nuclear Energy Institute to recommend PG&E pursue analyses of potential mitigation measures, including any needed equipment and structural upgrades.