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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.

 

 

 

2014-03-03 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.
2012-08-07 NRC FREEZES ALL NUCLEAR REACTOR CONSTRUCTION & OPERATING LICENSES IN U.S.
Decision Follows 24 Groups’ June Petition in Wake of Major Waste Confidence Rule Decision; Most Reactor Projects Already Stymied by Bad Economics and Cheaper Fuel Alternatives
2012-08-06 TESTS BEING PLANNED BY PG&E TO ASSESS SEISMIC RISKS OFFSHORE AND NEAR THE DIABLO CANYON NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
Seismic tests designed by PG&E threaten marine life and no not include studying a fault directly under Unit 1 reactor.
2012-08-07 NRC FREEZES ALL NUCLEAR REACTOR CONSTRUCTION & OPERATING LICENSES IN U.S.
Decision Follows 24 Groups’ June Petition in Wake of Major Waste Confidence Rule Decision; Most Reactor Projects Already Stymied by Bad Economics and Cheaper Fuel Alternatives
2012 STATE REBUFFS COUNTY, ENVIRONMENTALISTS ON VENUE CHANGE FOR PG&E SEISMIC TESTING HEARING
California State Lands Commission refuses to move hearing on PG&E seismic testing to San Luis Obispo County
2012 STATE REBUFFS COUNTY, ENVIRONMENTALISTS ON VENUE CHANGE FOR PG&E SEISMIC TESTING HEARING
The California State Lands Commission refuses to hold its hearing in San Luis Obispo County
2012 Large California Tsunamis From Central Coast Historians And Central Coast Newspaper Records
Significant tsunamies have occurred in the area near the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.
2012 legal challenge by NIRS, Mothers for Peace to expand evacuation zones around U.S. nuclear reactors
CLEAN ENERGY GROUPS SUBMIT FORMAL PETITION TO NRC TO INCORPORATE LESSONS OF FUKUSHIMA: EXPAND EVACUATION ZONES, IMPROVE EMERGENCY PLANNING AROUND U.S. NUCLEAR REACTORS
2011 Disaster in Japan
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