Economics

The issue of PG&E rates and profits continues to be a source of controversy.  PG&E is under enormous pressure to cut the costs of operation and maintenance at Diablo Canyon in order to sustain its profits,  Clearly, this situation jeopardizes safe operations.

money and nuke plant

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 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.