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The End of Nuclear Power?

Diablo CanyonPacific Gas and Electric is withdrawing its application to renew licenses for its two nuclear reactors in Diablo Canyon. That means California’s last nuclear power plant will close by 2025. We’re going to talk about why, what it means about the nuclear industry in general, who’s going to foot the bill for cleaning up Diablo Canyon, and why “shutting down” doesn’t necessarily mean “safe.” But first: A new report says attacks on mosques in American nearly quadrupled last year — we’ll speak to Hatem Bazian about why.

Guests:

  • Hatem Bazian, co-founder of Zaytuna College and a lecturer at UC Berkeley, where he also co-founded the Center for the Study and Documentation of Islamophobia
  • Damon Moglen, Senior Strategic Advisor for Friends of the Earth, which has been campaigning to shut down the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant since before it opened

 

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