In recognition of the 1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings as well as opposition to the continued operation of Diablo Canyon, Mothers for Peace held a Stand With Us on Wednesday, August 9. View the photos here.
Following our event, we attended the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel meeting where they discussed and took comments on the draft Environmental Impact Report.
The draft EIR can be found here.
Jill ZamEk’s comment:
Clearly, the decommissioning and dismantling of Diablo Canyon will create significant and disturbing environmental impacts – in the ocean, on the land, and in the air – but so does continued operation – with the added risk of a catastrophic radiological release.
I don’t see any benefit in delaying the inevitable deconstruction, and I support decommissioning ASAP.
I advocate for
- the greatest care in the storage and transport of radiological materials
- mitigation techniques when demolishing the the ocean structures, and
- a more stringent remediation threshold of 10mrem/y rather than the 25 that has been suggested