San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace is a non-profit organization concerned with the local dangers involving the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, and with the dangers of nuclear power, weapons and waste on national and global levels. Additionally, Mothers for Peace concerns itself with issues of peace, social justice and a safe environment.
Mothers for Peace Response to Seismic Testing
In the wake of the Fukushima disaster and Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s (PG&E) application to renew the licenses of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (MFP) agrees with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that updated and thorough seismic studies are imperative.
However, MFP opposes the technology of high energy acoustic blasting as proposed by PG&E in 2012. That technology would have caused great harm to all sea life in the vicinity.
That PG&E plan was prompted by the requirements of AB 1632, an act of the California State Legislature. In November of 2012, the California Coastal Commission denied PG&E the necessary permits.
For decades, MFP has advocated for the closure of the Diablo Canyon plant. MFP also urges all stored radioactive waste to be transferred to hardened casks as quickly as possible.
MFP has taken legal action to oppose license renewal for Diablo Canyon because of seismic hazards. The NRC Atomic Safety and Licensing Board plans to hold hearings on MFP Contention EC – 1 after PG&E completes the required seismic studies. Details of the case can be found on pages 5-12 of the following document .
Read about the NRC's Shoreline Fault Report
IMPORTANT NEWS: On June 8, 2012, the U.S. Court Of Appeals rejected the Waste Confidence Rule
The Court noted that, after decades of failure to site a repository, the NRC “has no long-term plan other than hoping for a geologic repository.” Therefore it is possible that spent fuel will be stored at reactor sites “on a permanent basis.” Under the circumstances, the NRC must examine the environmental consequences of failing to establish a repository when one is needed.
This decision was followed by a petiton by 22 groups and 2 individuals to require the NRC to implement this decision before final licensing decisions are made. This includes Mothers for Peace and the relicensing decision regarding Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.
NRC FREEZES ALL NUCLEAR REACTOR CONSTRUCTION & OPERATING LICENSES IN U.S.
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