The Newsom government in California is now strongly considering allowing the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, the state's last such facility, to remain open, as concerns grow over lack of ability to meet consumer demand for electricity.
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) now plans to ask the federal government instead for a $6 billion bailout to rescue the ailing facility in order to extend its life.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the one plant is responsible for around six percent of all power consumed by Californians, and is scheduled to be decommissioned in the year 2025 by its parent company, Pacific Gas and Electric.
The plant is showing its age and is in dire need of renovations such as earthquake-proofing and other environmental upgrades.
Gov. Newsom mentioned that "The requirement is by May 19 to submit an application, or you miss the opportunity to draw down any federal funds if you want to extend the life of that plant," and that "we would be remiss not to put that on the table as an option."
Ironically, the state of California is the state most affected in recent years by power outages. Despite this, it is pushing a heavily 'progressive' agenda, still planning to eliminate gas-powered cars by the year 2035.
Despite their non-popularity in modern-day America, nuclear plants have statistically had the least environmental impact out of any method of generating mass amounts of electricity, and are still responsible for almost 20 percent of all power generation nationwide.
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