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Calif AG: NRC Must Study Terror Threat To Nuclear Project

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer Friday filed an amicus brief in federal court urging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to evaluate the effects a terrorist attack would have on a nuclear fuel storage facility proposed by Pacific Gas & Electric. The PG&E Corp (PCG) unit is looking to expand spent fuel storage capacity at its 2,200 megawatt Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant near San Luis Obispo, Calif. The utility expects a decision from the NRC soon on whether it can proceed with the project, which it hopes to complete in 2006, said Pacific Gas & Electric spokesman Jeff Lewis. The NRC ruled in January 2003 that it didn’t have to address potential terrorism in its environmental assessment of the facility, a position which endangers California residents, Lockyer said. Full Story

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