Radioactive Waste

Holtec cask

High level radioactive waste is stored at Diablo Canyon in pools and in dry casks.  Mothers for Peace is currently in litigation regarding the dry cask storage facility and the potential impact of terrorism on the surrounding environment. (Also see 'security and terrorism.')

2016 - 03 - 25 San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace comments on NRC draft rule related to transportation of radioactive wastes.

Docket ID NRC-2015-0234 NUREG/CR-7209 COMMENTS ON: A Compendium of Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response Analyses to Severe Fire Accident Scenarios, DRAFT San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (SLOMFP) wishes to provide the following comments to the NRC’s draft report in the matter of spent fuel transportation safety. SLOMFP is the legal intervenor in matters pertaining to safety at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in Avila Beach, CA.

2016 - 03 - 23 Letter to California Committee on Energy in opposition to SB 968

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace is one of 30 organizations going on record as opposing SB 968. That bill as proposed would focus on the adverse economic impacts to be expected when the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant shuts down. It fails to look at the advantages of plant closure or at opportunities for creating jobs by investing in more sources of renewable energy.

2016 - 03 - 23 Thirty Organizations Oppose Diablo Canyon Bill SB 968

Thirty environmental, health and other organizations today announced their opposition to California state legislation that would mandate an analysis of purportedly negative – but not positive – impacts of shutting down the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. In a formal opposition letter, the groups say SB 968 could amount to “a state- ordered piece of advocacy for forces pushing for Diablo Canyon to operate far beyond its original design and license life. This could have great negative impacts on California. We recognize that this is not the intent of the author or co- authors, but nonetheless conclude there would be serious unintended consequences of the bill.”

2015 - 08 - 29

Scoping Comments on NRC Environmental Impact Study required for PG&E license renewal application for Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.

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.

July 2015: Mothers for Peace Traveling to Washington, DC

Two members of San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (SLOMFP) will travel to Washington, D.C. to confer with the organization’s attorney and expert witnesses and to be present at oral arguments before a board of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

2015 - 07 - 04 MOTHERS ON THE MOVE!

TWO NEW DEVELOPMENTS FROM MOTHERS FOR PEACE: MOTHERS FOR PEACE TRAVELING TO WASHINGTON, D.C FOR ORAL ARGUMENTS NEW LEGAL CHALLENGE IN FEDERAL COURT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE PLANS

Seismic Uncertainty

Region IV of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission held the 2014 annual assessment meeting for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant on June 24, 2015.