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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 works to promote peace and a nuclear-free, carbon-free world, utilizing conservation and sustainable resources.
Fact Sheet: Once-Through Cooling, aka OTC
OTC video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xmiw_6EEDBU
Fact Sheet: Myths of the Nuclear Industry
Read about the NRC "scoping" for license renewal
Comments due August 31.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing the PG&E application for license renewal for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. As part of the review, a site-specific supplemental Environmental Study must be prepared. The NRC is conducting a public "scoping process" to identify environmental issues to be addressed.
Your written comments can be submitted by August 31 to www.regulations.gov using Docket ID NRC-2009-055, or by mail to Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: OWFN-12 H08, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
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Mothers for Peace Pushes Back Against Diablo Relicense Renewal at Hearing at NRC Headquarters in Maryland
PG&E Fails Safety Test AGAIN - 19 dry casks loaded improperly!
Read more about this "gap in excellence" (Ed Halpin) and the Region IV annual assessment meeting of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which took place on June 24, 2015. at http://mothersforpeace.org/data/2015/2015-06-24 and on our Blog http://mothersforpeace.org/blog .
4/6/15: Mothers for Peace filed two new contentions before the NRC in the license renewal case
In two new contentions filed before the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mothers for Peace charged that PG&E has skewed a new analysis of energy alternatives to ignore or reject a wide range of renewable energy options available to replace the power generated by Diablo Canyon. It further asserts that the NRC has no justification for renewing PG&E's license in light of the greater environmental impacts of Diablo Canyon and lesser costs of renewables.
4/15/15: Mothers for Peace filed another two contentions!
In response to PG&E's amendment of its Environmental Report in March 2015 and its submission to the NRC of a new post-Fukushima seismic and flooding hazards assessment, Mothers for Peace filed two new contentions (in addition to the two noted above). In these most recent contentions, Mothers for Peace contends that PG&E has failed to comply with environmental laws requiring it to propose measures to lessen the impacts of severe Fukushima-like earthquakes and floods at Diablo Canyon.
Sam Blakeslee Criticizes PG&E's Seismic Safety Report
Diablo Canyon in Peril?
Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission senior resident inspector at Diablo Canyon, Dr. Michael Peck, argues that the plant should be shut down until
PG&E can prove that the reactors can withstand potential earthquakes from the nearby faults.
8/25/14 AP report: The Associated Press.
Dr. Peck's Differing Professional Opinion: document
Friends of the Earth: www.foe.org/diablo
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is analyzing samples of seawater, looking for radioactive contaminants from Fukushima.
Mothers for Peace is sponsoring sample collections at Pismo Beach. You can find all current results at http://ourradioactiveocean.org/results.html
Watch "The Nuclear Fuel Chain - A Primer" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VClmLmq0FUE
Meet Mothers for Peace Attorney Diane Curran http://www.harmoncurran.com/?page=diane_curran