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Lenny Ignelzi | published: March 14, 2011

In this March 1, 2010 file photo, the San Onofre nuclear power plant, seen here in north San Diego County, Calif. In an effort to ease local concerns about a possible nuclear disaster on the West Coast, operators of Southern California’s San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear plants say their plants can withstand a higher magnitude earthquake than scientists predict could ever strike the region. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission also say harmful levels of radioactivity from Japan are unlikely to reach the United States.



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