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Are California’s two nuclear power plants safe?

03/16/2011
By Victoria Schlesinger

Southern California is home to the state’s two nuclear power plants, and events in Japan have highlighted concern over their safety. San Diego State University professor Murray Jennex worked at the San Onofre plant for 17 years and says it is built to withstand a 7.0 earthquake. Discussion of the two plants begins at...
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