Two years previous to a huge coastal earthquake plunged Japan into a nuclear crisis, a geologic fault was exposed about a half-mile from a California seaside reactor — disturbing regulators who say not adequate has been done to measure the threat to the nation's most crowded state.
The state of affairs of the Diablo Canyon plant is not sole. Across the country, a spider's web of fault in the Earth's crust raises questions about earthquakes and security at aging nuclear plants, amplified by dreadful images from Japan, where nuclear reactors were crippled by a tsunami reason by a 9-magnitude quake.
The Indian Point Energy Center, for instance, lies near a blunder line 35 miles north of Manhattan; on Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo well thought-out a safety review at the plant.