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Mothers for Peace is concerned about the contamination of the land, air, and marine environments due to routine operation and in the event of a catastrophic accident at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.

 

 

 

2015 - 07 - 04 MOTHERS ON THE MOVE!
TWO NEW DEVELOPMENTS FROM MOTHERS FOR PEACE: MOTHERS FOR PEACE TRAVELING TO WASHINGTON, D.C FOR ORAL ARGUMENTS NEW LEGAL CHALLENGE IN FEDERAL COURT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE PLANS
Seismic Uncertainty
Region IV of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission held the 2014 annual assessment meeting for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant on June 24, 2015.
2015 - 06 - 29 Waste Confidence Brief on behalf of Mothers for Peace, Natural Resources Defense Council , et al
INITIAL OPENING BRIEF FOR PETITIONERS NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC., BEYOND NUCLEAR, BLUE RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE LEAGUE, MISSOURI COALITION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, NEW ENGLAND COALTION, NUCLEAR INFORMATION & RESOURCE SERVICE, RIVERKEEPER, INC., SAN LUIS OBISPO MOTHERS FOR PEACE AND SOUTHERN ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN ENERGY, INC.
2015 - 06 - 24 PG&E fails to load dry casks properly
Statement of Mothers for Peace Spokesperson Jane Swanson at NRC meeting in SLO on June 24, 2015.
2015 - 06 - 24 Mothers for Peace comments on PG&E failure to handle radioactive waste properly
The following message was delivered by MFP SPokesperson Jane Swanson at an NRC meeting in San Luis Obispo on June 24, 2015.
2015 - 06 - 17 POWER SHIFT from nuclear to renewable resources
AUTHOR AND EXPERT WITNESS MARK COOPER: “NUCLEAR WAR AGAINST THE FUTURE” MAY DELAY … BUT WILL NOT STOP … THE RISE OF RENEWABLES, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, AND 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY
Issues for NRC meeting in SLO on June 24
This NRC meeting is at Embassy Suites, San Luis Obispo, CA 6 pm - 9 pm. The NRC will be reviewing the operations record for Diablo Canyon during the year 2014.
2015 - 06 - 10 Failure of PG&E to Properly load radioactive wastes
Event Reports from the NRC indicate that as of June 6 and 7 two spent fuel casks had been loaded improperly at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in Avila Beach, CA. Upon further inspection, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace discovered that 19 of the 34 dry casks that have been loaded at the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) have been loaded IMPROPERLY.
2015 - 05 - 08 ONCE THROUGH COOLING VIOLATIONS AT DIABLO CANYON
In 2010, California enacted a new policy intended to address the water and marine environmental protection problems posed by the antiquated Once Through Cooling (OTC) systems of power plants up and down the California coast
2015 - 05 - 08 ONCE THROUGH COOLING VIOLATIONS AT DIABLO CANYON
In 2010, California enacted a new policy intended to address the water and marine environmental protection problems posed by the antiquated Once Through Cooling (OTC) systems of power plants up and down the California coast. As of mid-2015, the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant is the only remaining facility out of compliance
2015 - 04 - 15 New Contention Regarding Adequacy of Severe Accident Mitigation Alternatives Analysis
SAN LUIS OBISPO MOTHERS FOR PEACE’S MOTION TO FILE NEW CONTENTIONS REGARDING ADEQUACY OF SEVERE ACCIDENT MITIGATION ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS FOR DIABLO CANYON LICENSE RENEWAL APPLICATION
2015 - 04 - 07 Press release, new Environmental Contentions Filed
MOTHERS FOR PEACE ACCUSES PG&E OF FAILING TO ADMIT THAT RENEWABLES ARE PLENTIFUL AND MUCH SAFER THAN EXTENDED DIABLO CANYON OPERATION COULD EVER BE
2015 - 04 - 07 MOTHERS FOR PEACE TELLS NRC THAT ENERGY NEEDS CAN BE MET WITHOUT RE-LICENSING DIABLO CANYON
GROUP ACCUSES PG&E OF FAILING TO ADMIT THAT RENEWABLES ARE PLENTIFUL AND MUCH SAFER THAN EXTENDED DIABLO CANYON OPERATION COULD EVER BE
2015 - 01 - 25 Summary of Mothers for Peace intervention during the year 2014
Below is a summary of legal actions filed during 2014 by Attorney Diane Curran on behalf of San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace, will allied organizations included in some cases. For details, use the search box at mothersforpeace.org
2015 - 01 - 25 Summary of Mothers for Peace intervention the year 2014
Below is a summary of legal actions filed by attorney Diane Curran on behalf of San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace and allied organizations nationwide. For more detailed information use the search box at mothersforpeace.org
2015 - 01 - 28 ACTIVISTS MEET TO PLAN STRATEGIES TO SHUT DOWN DIABLO AND PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
During the weekend of January 23 to 25, 2015, activists from not only California, but throughout the United States and two from Japan, gathered in San Luis Obispo to discuss key nuclear issues and strategies for shutting down Diablo Canyon, California's last operating nuclear power plant.
2014 - 12 - 03 SAM BLAKESLEE, PH.D. TESTIFIES BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS
Sam Blakeslee severely criticizes PG&E's report on the seismic safety of Diablo Canyon at a Hearing called by Senator Barbara Boxer. Blakeslee is the former leader of the California State Senate and earned a Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara for his research in seismic scattering, micro-earthquake studies, and fault-zone attenuation.
2014-10-29 Mothers for Peace joins other environmental groups and NRDC in lawsuits challening NRC failure to comply with 2012 court ruling on nuclear waste storage
Nine environmental groups and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed separate lawsuits today in the D.C. Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decision to proceed with an “extended waste storage rule” and a generic environmental impact statement that fail to comply with a 2012 federal court ruling that had previously reversed the NRC.
2014 - 10 - 29 Mothers for Peace and NRDC Challenge NRC Failure to Comply with Court Ruling on Nuclear Waste Storage
Nine environmental groups, including San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed separate lawsuits today in the D.C. Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decision to proceed with an “extended waste storage rule” and a generic environmental impact statement that fail to comply with a 2012 federal court ruling that had previously reversed the NRC.
2014 - 09 - 29 MOTHERS FOR PEACE URGES NRC TO HALT RELICENSING OF DIABLO CANYON DUE TO FAILURE TO ADDRESS 2012 COURT RULING
Mothers for Peace joined with 16 other groups nationwide to stop licensing and relicensing of nuclear facilities because of NRC failure to address critical waste issues. MFP attorney Diane Curran states: “NRC has long acknowledged that before licensing a reactor, the Atomic Energy Act requires it to make Waste Confidence findings that spent fuel can be safely disposed of in a geologic repository at some point in the future. The NRC even said it would not license a reactor if it could not make such a finding. Yet, the NRC has now arbitrarily dropped those findings from its regulations, claiming they are not necessary. The absence of Waste Confidence findings is a significant safety issue that should concern the public because spent fuel poses a serious public health and environmental hazard from which the public and environment can only be protected long-term with a geologic repository. Yet there is no repository in sight today.”
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