Mothers for Peace joins with other groups to ensure public participation in decisions about radioactive waste.

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (MFP), in concert with 24 other organizations, on November 8 challenged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) rushed response to a recent ruling by the United States Court of Appeals. The federal court ordered the NRC to go back to the drawing board to come up with a credible plan for dealing with radioactive wastes from nuclear plants. The NRC may not issue any new or renewed operating licenses until this requirement is fulfilled. MFP is opposing Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s request to renew the operating licenses for the two reactors at Diablo Canyon.

See http://mothersforpeace.org/data/2012%20items/2012%20Waste%20Confidence%20Rule for the federal court ruling of June 8, 2012/

MFP attorney Diane Curran has filed the objections because the NRC’s response to the court ruling is not giving enough time or information to allow for public participation as required by federal law.  Neither is the NRC considering alternatives as required by the National Environmental Policy Act. One of those alternatives needs to be the cessation of reactor licensing.

The letter sent November 8 is here.