San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (SLOMFP) is pleased that on June 21, 2016 Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced plans to withdraw its application for license renewal for the two reactors at Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. The current licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. PG&E’s proposal secures a date certain for the final shutdown of the last nuclear plant in the state of California. Since 2009, when PG&E submitted its license renewal application to the NRC, SLOMFP has opposed the operation of Diablo Canyon on safety and environmental grounds.
California Senator Bill Monning has put before the California Senate SB 968. Mothers for Peace appreciates his intentions to prepare for the economic impacts of the closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in the event that it goes off-line before its current licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. However, in order to benefit the workers at the plant and the people of the central coast, we strongly suggest amendments.
On August 6, 2015, the NRC's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board rejected two Contentions from Mothers for Peace on the grounds that they were not timely. Attorney Diane Curran appeals that ruling to the Commissioners, asserting among other things that "Claims that are premature cannot be late at the same time."
MOTHERS FOR PEACE DEMANDS FULL CONSIDERATION OF SEISMIC ISSUES AND ENERGY ALTERNATIVES BEFORE RE-LICENSING OF DIABLO CANYON REACTORS
San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace presents arguments to the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board to show that PG&E's Severe Accident Mitigation Analysis inadequately considers seismic risks at Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.
San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace asserts that the Commission is obligated to fully consider seismic issues and energy alternatives before license renewal of Diablo Canyon reactors
We encourage the NRC to include and explore the following topics in the scope of its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on Diablo Canyon: climate change, energy supply and grid stability, economic impact, earthquake risk and public health risk including increasing cancer and declining infant health.
Scoping Comments on NRC Environmental Impact Study required for PG&E license renewal application for Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.
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.
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.
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.
Mothers for Peace expert witness Mark Cooper documents that the costs of nuclear waste management are are high enough to significantly affect the outcome of an analysis that compares the costs and benefits of nuclear reactors with other electricity sources.
Mothers for Peace Expert Witness Mark Cooper shows that there are alternative energy sources that negate the need for license renewal for the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.
On July 9, 2015 San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (SLOMFP) attorney Diane Curran presented oral arguments before an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Headquarters in Rockville, MD.
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
AUTHOR AND EXPERT WITNESS MARK COOPER: “NUCLEAR WAR AGAINST THE FUTURE” MAY DELAY … BUT WILL NOT STOP … THE RISE OF RENEWABLES, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, AND 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY
This NRC meeting is at Embassy Suites, San Luis Obispo, CA 6 pm - 9 pm. The NRC will be reviewing the operations record for Diablo Canyon during the year 2014.
MOTHERS FOR PEACE ACCUSES PG&E OF FAILING TO ADMIT THAT RENEWABLES ARE PLENTIFUL AND MUCH SAFER THAN EXTENDED DIABLO CANYON OPERATION COULD EVER BE
GROUP ACCUSES PG&E OF FAILING TO ADMIT THAT RENEWABLES ARE PLENTIFUL AND MUCH SAFER THAN EXTENDED DIABLO CANYON OPERATION COULD EVER BE
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.