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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has applied for a 20-year extension of its operating licenses for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. The current operating licenses for Diablo Canyon’s two nuclear reactors expire in 2024 and 2025, respectively. PG&E has applied to continue operations until 2044/2045.

Mothers for Peace has challenged this license extension.  Pertinent documents can be found below.

2011 Mothers for Peace Newsletter
Fall 2011 Newsletter
2011-10-12 NRC Undermines Federal Law in Decision regarding Diablo Canyon
In 2010, the NRC's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board granted the Mothers for Peace a hearing on four contentions regarding PG&E's license renewal application. On October 12, 2011, however, the five NRC commissioners agreed to hear only one of those contentions and reversed the decision to hear the three others. Mothers for Peace believes that this decision excuses PG&E and the NRC from having to fully comply with the laws that are intended to protect the public.
2011-8-11: 26 groups, including Mothers for Peace, call on the NRC to delay or cancel reactor licensing due to existing federal law
MULTIPLE LEGAL CHALLENGES: ALL NUCLEAR REACTOR LICENSING MUST BE DELAYED OR CANCELLED DUE TO EXISTING FEDERAL LAW 26 Groups Call on Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Follow Legal Requirements for Reactor Licensing & Relicensing
2011-6-07 52 MONTH DELAY IN DIABLO CANYON LICENSE RENEWAL HEARING SCHEDULE
A June 7 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Order to delay for 52 months the schedule for hearings on an application for license renewal at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant leads to the inescapable conclusion that the original schedule was unjustified.
2011-4-11 MFP Position Paper on implications of Fukushima disaster
Mothers for Peace responds to the tragedy in Japan and the implications for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.
Mothers for Peace joins 45 groups in petition to NRC: suspend ALL licensing
A total of 45 groups and individuals from across the nation are formally asking the NRC to immediately suspend all licensing and other activities until a thorough post-Fukushima reactor crisis examination is completed.
2011-4-12 MFP presentation to San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors
Jane Swanson spoke before the Board of Supervisors on behalf of the Mothers for Peace regarding PG&E's application for license renewal for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.
File PG&E letter to NRC license renewal delay
FINAL PROCESSING of Diablo Canyon License Renewal DELAYED, but renewal process continues
PG&E has requested that only the final approval for the license renewal process be delayed until after the 3D seismic studies are complete. The license renewal process is to continue on schedule.
2011- 3-24 Press Release: MFP predicts backlash against nuclear power
MFP press release responding to crisis in Japan
2011 Disaster in Japan
Despite the many precautions and redundant features used in nuclear power facilities, the forces of nature remain unpredictable and - and in Japan - devastating.
2011-02-10 SUMMARY OF MOTHERS FOR PEACE CURRENT ACTIONS
Below is a summary of current actions challenging the NRC and PG&E as of February, 2011.
NRC Public Meeting Re: PG&E's ability to manage the effects of aging Jan 27, 2011 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM Courtyard by Marriott, Grand Ballroom, 1605 Calle Joaquin Road, SLO ,
The NRC is holding a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 27. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the results of an inspection report regarding PG&E's "ability to manage the effects of aging on plant systems, structures, and components for an additional 20 years of operation beyond the expiration date of their current licenses."
MFP Presentation January 12, 2011: Addressing the Dangers of Living Downwind of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Jan 12, 2011 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM Santa Maria Public Library, Shepard Hall, 421 S. McClelland Street ,
Mothers for Peace representatives will present a slideshow presentation and discussion of the dangers of living near Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.
2010 Newsletter
San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace pursues Ninth Circuit Court Appeal and opposition to Diablo Canyon License Renewal.
2003-08-22 Monthly Update
Mothers for Peace collaborates with multiple nuclear watchdog groups.
2010-08-26 San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace Fights PG&E's Bid to Block Hearing on Diablo License Renewal
On August 26, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (SLOMFP) attorney Diane Curran filed counter arguments to PG&E’s appeal of a recent ruling by an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) of the NRC. PG&E has objected to every single one of the four issues on which the ASLB has agreed to hold hearings.
2010-08-24 NRC accepts four Contentions from SLOMFP
A 3-judge panel of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) handed down a decision to accept four of the five Contentions filed by the San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (SLOMFP) in opposition to Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) application for license renewal of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.
2010-06-29 Two NRC Meetings in SLO on Tuesday, June 29 Jun 29, 2010 from 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
On Tuesday, June 29, the NRC will be holding two public meetings in San Luis Obispo regarding Diablo Canyon. Both meetings will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 333 Madonna Road.
2010-05-27 Mothers for Peace Challenge Diablo License Renewal
Attorney Diane Curran argues for admittance of five Mothers for Peace Contentions before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board.
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