Jack Ohman: New nuke technology


California’s last nuclear power plant in shutting down before the decade’s end, and the editorial cartoonist of the Sacramento Bee ponders some options for the facility.

For non-Californians, Gavin Newsom is the state’s toothsome lieutenant governor, and the San Bruno documents refer to a disastrous suburban San Francisco natural gas pipeline explosion in 2010 that left eight people dead, scores injured, and 38 homes ion ashes or irreparably destroyed. The cause was poor maintenance by Pacific Gas & Electric, the same company that owns Diablo Canyon, and led to countless lawsuits and a $1.6 billion fine by state utility regulators, the largest in California history:

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