Radioactive Waste

Holtec cask

High level radioactive waste is stored at Diablo Canyon in pools and in dry casks.  Mothers for Peace is currently in litigation regarding the dry cask storage facility and the potential impact of terrorism on the surrounding environment. (Also see 'security and terrorism.')

March 2012 - Comments on NRC Waste Confidence Rule

Mothers for Peace filed comments on the NRC's Waste Confidence decision and rule to store commercial high-level radioactive waste for more than 60 years after the licensed life for operation of any commercial nuclear power reactor.

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 Disaster in Japan

Despite the many precautions and redundant features used in nuclear power facilities, the forces of nature remain unpredictable and - and in Japan - devastating.

2010 Newsletter

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace pursues Ninth Circuit Court Appeal and opposition to Diablo Canyon License Renewal.

2002 Newsletter

Mothers for Peace opposes PG&E's plan to expand the radioactive waste storage capability at Diablo Canyon.

2009 February Newsletter

Mothers for Peace celebrates 40 years of working for peace, social justice, and a safe global environment.

2004 December Newsletter

Mothers for Peace ACTION COMMITTEE spearheads legislation to place a limit on the amount of nuclear waste that can be stored onsite.