2011-05-18 NRC Decades Late in Considering Public Safety

This Viewpoint was published in the San Luis Obispo Tribune on May 18, 2011. It points out that only since the disaster in Fukushima is the NRC beginning to ask nuclear plants to report on how they plan to prevent massive radiation releases in case of an extreme event.

2011 Energy Solutions

Union of Concerned Scientists advance science-based solutions to curb global warming and generate clean and renewable energy.

2011 Relevant Topics for June 15 NRC Meeting

The purpose of the NRC meeting is to discuss operation performance of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Below are relevant topics and questions to pose to the NRC: seismic issues, problem identification and resolution, NRC enforcement process, current deficiencies regarding residual heat removal, preparedness for extreme events, and emergency response planning.

2011-10-12 NRC Undermines Federal Law in Decision regarding Diablo Canyon

In 2010, the NRC's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board granted the Mothers for Peace a hearing on four contentions regarding PG&E's license renewal application. On October 12, 2011, however, the five NRC commissioners agreed to hear only one of those contentions and reversed the decision to hear the three others. Mothers for Peace believes that this decision excuses PG&E and the NRC from having to fully comply with the laws that are intended to protect the public.

2011 Radiation Study

A report by the National Academy of Sciences acknowledges that radiation is more harmful to women.