As a part of its 2012 Integrated Energy Policy Report, the California Energy Commission was advised by utility representatives that San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and Diablo Canyon plan significant spending programs for safety. At Diablo, it\u2019s expected to be capital investments authorized by the California Public Utilities Commission for unspecified safety measures. For San Onofre, it appears that the investments are to come from the already established decommissioning fund. Pacific Gas & Electric expects to spend $64 million at Diablo for safety improvements, Jeryl Strickland, PG&E director of nuclear projects, advised Energy Commission staff, commissioner Andrew McCallister, and California Public Utilities Commission member Mike Florio. \t\u201cSafety is number one. Cost is not the constraint,\u201d Strickland said. \tPG&E, Diablo\u2019s owner, is set to add another 100 dry cask storage tanks for onsite radioactive waste. There are now 23 dry casks, according a PG&E spokesperson. \tSan Onofre is expected to \u201ctriple the [number] of dry casks,\u201d Mark Nelson, Edison director, integrated planning & strategy, said. \tEdison, which announced it was permanently closing San Onofre June 7, estimated decommissioning would cost $4 billion. \tEarthquake danger was also a major issue at this week\u2019s IEPR workshop, \tUtilities and Nuclear Regulatory Commission representatives explained the safety requirements in earthquake territory, and how they are met. \tAfter the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Daiichi, in 2010, federal regulators explored, and continue exploring, ways to harden domestic nuclear plants against similar destruction from an earthquake and\/or tsunami. The workshop basically hosted a progress report from utilities and the federal agency on that ongoing process. \tAt least one NRC engineer\u2014Michael Peck, the nuclear commission\u2019s resident inspector\u2014believes the current process doesn\u2019t account for the potential of a 70 percent increase in shaking during an earthquake over plant design, according to John Geesman, attorney for Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility. \tThe workshop discussions were not only about technical details. \t\u201cThe discussion presents fundamental\u2014almost existential\u2014questions,\u201d said McCallister. For example, he said nuclear plants impose a \u201ccost on society\u201d and raise the issue of what \u201ckind of society\u201d we want to have.