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Initiative effort to close California nuclear plants faces Monday deadline; over 500,000 signatures needed via 89.3KPCC

Sponsors of an initiative campaign are facing a Monday, April 16 deadline to qualify a measure for the 2012 November ballot, which, if approved, would shut down California’s two nuclear power plants. It’s called the Nuclear Waste Act of 2012.

It would mandate that no nuclear power could be generated in California until the federal government can permanently dispose of high-level nuclear waste.

“One of the primary reasons to close nuclear power plants in California and anywhere is because of this poisonous waste they create,” said Ben Davis Jr., sponsor of the initiative.

Davis said since there’s no waste repository, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant (in San Luis Obispo County) would be shut down if voters approved the measure.

But first, the measure needs slightly more 500,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot.

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