2018 - 01 - 09 Experts from Washington D.C. to speak on the management of nuclear waste January 19, 2018

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace has invited two experts in nuclear waste management and transportation to inform the local public about the options for storing Diablo Canyon’s spent fuel.

Traveling from Washington, D.C. to share their knowledge accumlated over decades are Kevin Kamps and Diane D'Arrigo

 

Transportation of Radioactive Wastes

Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Watchdog, Beyond Nuclear, Washington, DC

 

Consolidated “Interim” Storage

Diane D’Arrigo, Radioactive Waste Project Director, Nuclear Information Resource Service, Washington, DC

The presentation will take place at the San Luis Obispo County Library on Palm Street in San Luis Obispo. Doors open at 5:30, and the presentation begins at 6 pm. There is no admission charge, and light refreshments will be provided.

This will be the last of a three-part educational series offered by San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (MFP), designed to educate the general public about radioactive waste management.

Videos of the October 20 presentation on On-Site Storage and the November 10 presentation on Yucca Mountain may be viewed by clicking on the links provided on the home page of https://mothersforpeace.org/

Background

All of the radioactive wastes produced since Diablo opened in 1984 are still on site - a total of 3,280 highly radioactive spent fuel assemblies as of July of 2017. Of those, 1,568 assemblies are in dry casks. Each day that the plant operates, more highly radioactive spent fuel is created.

Although PG&E has decided to cease operation of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant within the next few years, the problems created by the radioactive waste will remain.