2003-08-19 SLO Board of Supervisors Resolution

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a resolution to the NRC asking that they resolve security concerns before considering the relicensing of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.


Tuesday, August 19, 2003

PRESENT: Supervisors Harry L. Ovitt, Shirley Bianchi, Peg Pinard, K.H. ‘Katcho’ Achadjian, and Chairperson Michael P. Ryan



WHEREAS, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff stated on July 15, 2003 that it expected ALL nuclear utilities to file license renewals in the next few years; and

WHEREAS, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), owner and operator of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, has begun feasibility studies regarding applying for a license renewal for an additional twenty years of operation; and

WHEREAS, the County Board of Supervisors previously filed its concerns in the NRC licensing proceedings for a Pacific Gas and Electric application for expanded storage of nuclear waste at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant site; and

WHEREAS, after the events of September 11, 2001 all nuclear power plants must be considered as potential targets for acts of terrorism or war; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of San Luis Obispo County need assurances from the NRC that all necessary steps are being taken to protect Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant from attack.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, in the interests of public health and safety, calls upon the NRC to review with great care any licensing proposals submitted for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the NRC is urged not to approve such licensing requests until the above stated concerns have been resolved; and the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors forward the text of this resolution to the County’s State and Federal representatives, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, all relevant oversight agencies and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company so that the intent of this Board is widely known.

Upon motion of Supervisor Achadjian, seconded by Supervisor Bianchi and on the following roll call vote:

AYES: Supervisors Achadjian, Bianchi, Pinard NOES: Supervisors Ovitt, Chairperson Ryan


ABSTAINING: None the foregoing resolution is hereby adopted.

Chairperson for the Board of Supervisors ATTEST: JULIE L. RODEWALD, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors BY: Deputy Clerk STATE OF CALIFORNIA ) ) ss. County of San Luis Obispo ) I, JULIE L. RODEWALD, County Clerk and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, in and for the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a full, true and correct copy of an order made by the Board of Supervisors, as the same appears spread upon their minute book.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of the said Board of Supervisors, affixed this 20th day of August, 2003. JULIE L. RODEWALD (SEAL) County Clerk and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors By________________________________________________ Deputy Clerk