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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.

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.”
2014 - 06 - 27 SUMMARY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO MOTHERS FOR PEACE’S RECENT ACTIONS
Since 1973, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace has had legal standing as an intervenor to take action when we see the NRC as failing to enforce federal law to protect public safety in matters related to the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.
2014-03-02 Mothers for Peace files petition to halt licensing proceedings at Diablo Canyon
San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace Attorney Diane Curran Files Petition to Halt Licensing Proceedings at Diablo Canyon Until New and Significant Environmental Consequences of a Small Spent Fuel Pool Fire Have Been Considered
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.
Union of Concerned Scientists endorses Mothers for Peace
David Lochbaum has been supportive of SLOMFP for many years, and continues to consult with MFP attorney Diane Curran in 2014.
2013 Mothers for Peace Response to Seismic Testing
MFP revised position on high energy acoustic blasting recommended by the California State Legislature
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.
Mothers for Peace counters PG&E's arguments for Diablo Canyon license renewal
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) uses half-truths, distortions, and irrelevant information in its attempt to justify license renewal for the two nuclear reactors at Diablo Canyon.
2013 Viewpoint: Diablo's Safety is Key Concern
In response to an opinion piece in The Tribune on July 14, 2013, Mothers for Peace spokesperson Jane Swanson rebutted the argument that local economics makes the operation of Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors imperative and relicensing thus essential. Mothers for Peace argues that SAFETY is the key concern.
10-4-23 SLOMFP Motion for Leave to Reply to Oppositions Waiver Petition
SLOMFP's reply to oppositions to request for hearing, petition to intervene, and waiver petition regarding Diablo Canyon license renewal application
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.
2012-11-09 Mothers for Peace opposes NRC rush job
Mothers for Peace joins with other groups to ensure public participation in decisions about radioactive waste.
2012-11-09 MOTHERS FOR PEACE OPPOSES NRC RUSH JOB
Mothers for Peace joins with other groups to ensure public participation in decisions about radioactive waste.
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
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