- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal regulators have issued a violation against California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant because its emergency plan failed for eight years to include instructions required for boats and ships within 10 miles of the seaside reactors.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in documents Thursday the company removed the instructions without permission in November 2005, which decreased the emergency plan’s effectiveness.

In a preliminary report in December, the NRC said there was no safety concern, because the Coast Guard and local governments would have ordered adequate steps for local ocean traffic if a nuclear emergency occurred at the plant near San Luis Obispo.

No civil fine was issued.

Owner Pacific Gas and Electric Co. identified and fixed the gap in 2013. Spokesman Blair Jones says the company takes safety very seriously.

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