Last Updated: June 18, 2014By Tags: , ,

An initiative cleared for signature-gathering last week would shutter California’s two remaining nuclear power plants until the federal government has figured out where to put high-level nuclear waste. The “California Nuclear Initiative,” given the thumbs-up February 6 by Secretary of State Debra Bowen, would keep the nuclear power plants at San Onofre and Diablo Canyon off-line until the California Energy Commission (CEC) determines that “federal government has approved technology for permanent disposal of high-level nuclear waste.” That condition is unlikely to be fulfilled anytime soon.

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