September 30, 2012
In this Sept. 20, 2005 file photo is the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in Avila Beach, Calif. State and federal officials are juggling concerns over endangered whales and other marine life with public safety as they mull over plans to use massive air canons to create new earthquake fault maps in two state marine reserves off the Central Coast. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. wants to use the canons to make maps of shoreline fault zones recently discovered near its Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
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Plans to use an array of powerful air cannons in an undersea seismic study near a Central California nuclear power plant have federal and state officials juggling concerns over marine life with public safety.