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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.

 

 

 

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.”
2014-08-21 34 GROUPS URGE NRC TO POSTPONE KEY VOTES IN ORDER TO AVOID “TAINT” OF MAGWOOD CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Latest Step Follows Announced August 31st Departure of “Fatally Compromised” Magwood on Heels of June and July Letters Urging Him to Step Down for Violations of Ethics Laws in Seeking and Landing a Job Promoting Nuclear Energy.
2014 - 06 - 18 Mothers for Peace demands resignation of Commissioner Magwood
34 GROUPS, INCLUDING SAN LUIS OBISPO MOTHERS FOR PEACE, URGE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION’S “FATALLY COMPROMISED” WILLIAM MAGWOOD TO RESIGN IMMEDIATELY Failed to Recuse Himself on Key Votes: Pursuit of Job Promoting Nuclear Power Put NRC Commissioner at Odds with “Safety First” Requirement of U.S. Federal Law; Parallel Seen to OIG Investigation Into Job-Seeking Misconduct of Ex-Commissioner Merrifield.
2014 - 06 - 18 Letter demanding resignation of NRC Commissioner Magwood
San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace is one of 34 groups demanding that Commissioner Magwood resign immediately because he has compromised his position and violated federal law.
2014 - 05 - 22 Statement made at NRC Annual Assessment Meeting in SLO
Spokesperson Jane Swanson commented on the deceptive label of "green" NRC findings and the extreme dangers posed by high burn up radioactive wastes.
TOPICS FOR MAY 22 NRC MEETING -"ANNUAL ASSESSMENT"
The list below includes suggestions for topics you might want to speak to. If you are unable to be physically present at the meeting, you can submit comments electronically at Ryan.Alexander@nrc.gov We suggest your subject line be DIABLO CANYON ANNUAL ASSESSMENT COMMENT
2014-05-15 Comments on Direct Rule re List of Approved Storage Casks
Request for Rescission of the Direct Rule, and Request for Publication of a New and Revised Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Docket No. 13-0271
2014 - 05 - 01 HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE at Diablo Canyon
The terms “spent, used or depleted fuel” are euphemisms, referring to the fuel’s usefulness for generating electricity, NOT to its radioactive content. High-level radioactive waste (“spent or used fuel”) is the fuel from the hot core of commercial nuclear power plants.
2014-03-03 World Business Academy released a report on negative health trends in the area surrounding the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
While many factors can affect disease and death rates, the official public health data presented in this report suggest a probable link between the routine, federally-permitted emissions of radioactivity from the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant and elevated health risks among those infants, children and adults living closest to the reactors.
2014-02-18 Mothers for Peace demands NRC suspend all licensing decisions until pool fire risks are assessed
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 18, 2014 (Investorideas.com newswire) New information from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) showing that even a small nuclear reactor pool fire could render 9,400 square miles uninhabitable and displace 4.1 million Americans on a long-term basis are among the factors causing 34 environment organizations to file a petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to hold off on additional reactor licensing.
2014-02-18 Mothers for Peace demands NRC suspend all licensing decisions until pool fire risks are assessed
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 18, 2014 (Investorideas.com newswire) New information from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) showing that even a small nuclear reactor pool fire could render 9,400 square miles uninhabitable and displace 4.1 million Americans on a long-term basis are among the factors causing 34 environment organizations to file a petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to hold off on additional reactor licensing.
2013 Mothers for Peace Response to Seismic Testing
MFP revised position on high energy acoustic blasting recommended by the California State Legislature
December 20, 2013: Mothers for Peace files comments on NRC's Draft Waste Confidence Rule
Thirty-three environmental organizations filed jointly in oppostion to the proposed rule.
2013-12-08 Send in your comments on Waste Confidence before Dec. 20
Comments on the NRC’s disgraceful draft Waste Confidence Rule and Generic Environmental Impact Statement must be sent before the deadline of December 20, 2013. Here is some suggested wording, which we encourage supporters to copy and edit as they wish. Note that comments may be sent by email or as a mailed letter.
2013-09-10 Mothers for Peace asks Board of Supervisors to Push for Faster Transfer of Wastes into Casks
The overcrowded spent fuel pools present the greatest dangers at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.
The State of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Waste Confidence Act, as of September 2013.
The NRC will be holding a has public meeting on the Waste Confidence Act in San Luis Obispo on October 7, 2013. A link to details of location and time is included in the document below.
2013-09-04 The State of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Waste Confidence Act
The challenge of permanent and safe storage of high-level radioactive waste from nuclear power plants has long been the Achilles’ heel of the industry. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has long reiterated that it has “confidence” that a solution will be forthcoming.
2013 - 9- 03 The State of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Waste Confidence Act, as of September 2013
The NRC has failed for decades to come up with a realistic long-term plan for what to do with radioactive wastes from nuclear reactors. And now a federal court has ordered the agency to study the environmental impacts of storing spent fuel indefinitely in the event that no permanent nuclear waste repository comes to fruition.
2013 - 1 - 15 NEI PUSHING NRC TO SHORTCHANGE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF LONG-TERM RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE
In Seeking “Hurry Up” Outcome, NEI Even Urges NRC to Rely on Secret Papers That Cannot be Found by Agency; Industry Seeks to Undercut Serious Review of Reactor Pool Fires, Other Risks.
January 3, 2013 - Mothers for Peace legal challenge to NRC regarding "waste confidence" process
SAN LUIS OBISPO MOTHERS FOR PEACE + 23 OTHER GROUPS NATIONWIDE CHALLENGE THE NRC FOR RUSHING THE NUCLEAR “WASTE CONFIDENCE” PROCESS AND FAILING TO SATISFY COURT-ORDERED REQUIREMENTS. The incomplete process should trigger continued suspension of all reactor licensing and re-licensing actions.
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