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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) does not live up to its charge by Congress to provide for the protection of the public and the environment.  The NRC places a higher priority on protecting corporate profits.

2015 - 08 - 09 ASLB Rejection of Mothers for Peace Contentions is Not the End of the Story
San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (SLOMFP) is disappointed but not surprised by the recent Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) ruling. On August 6, 2015, the ASLB rejected SLOMFP’s new contentions opposing Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) application for license renewal of the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors near San Luis Obispo.
2015 - 07 - 31 Scoping Comments, Milt Carrigan
Milt Carrigan, supporter of Mothers for Peace, wrote Comments for the NRC meeting on Scoping for EIS, August 5, 2015
2015 - 07 - 31 MFP Comments on Scoping for EIS
These Comments on Environmental Issues for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant License Renewal are submitted San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace. The Comments offer sufficient information to justify inclusion of the issues raised in the scoping of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to be developed by the NRC.
TOPICS TO ADDRESS AT AUGUST 5, 2015 NRC MEETING IN SLO
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is developing an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed license renewal of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant and is seeking public comment on issues to be covered by the report. Supporters of MFP are encouraged to consider speaking on any of the topics below - or other matters that concern you.
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 - 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 - 1 COMMENTS ON U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S PROPOSED CLEAN POWER PLAN BY 32 NATIONAL AND REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND TEXAS REP. LOU BURNAM
Mothers for Peace attorney Diane Curran and allies file Comments on the EPA's Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources. In support are Comments by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, authors Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D., and M.V. Ramana, Ph.D.
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 - 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 - 04 Suggested Sources in Support of SLOMFP Positions
• Nuclear is not an answer to climate change • The effects of Diablo on human health is a topic long overdue for serious study • Sustainable sources of energy are available now
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.
2014-03-02 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
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.
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.
December 2013: Citizens Contest NRC Judgment of Diablo Safety Record
PG&E and the NRC judge Diablo Canyon's operation record as 'safe.' Members of the community disagree.
December 18, 2013 NRC Meeting on 'current operating performance'
THE NEXT NRC MEETING IN SAN LUIS OBISPO will be on: December 18 6:30pm Embassy Suites Hotel at 333 Madonna Road The subject of this meeting is the current operating performance of the Diablo nuclear plant.
2013 Synopsis of NRC November 20 Waste Confidence Meeting, SLO
SAN LUIS OBISPO REJECTS FAULTY NRC “WASTE CONFIDENCE”
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